Your physical health has a big impact on how you are feeling emotionally and mentally.

At times like these, it can be difficult to find and maintain the motivation to stay positive but the following  10 tips from NHS publications may help

  • Stay connected with people 

    • Use phone calls, video calls and social media from home​

  • Talk about your worries

    • It is OK to share your concerns with others you trust​

  • Support and help others

    • Helping someone else can benefit you as well as them​

  • Feel prepared

    • Working through the implications of staying at home should help you feel more prepared and less concerned.

  • Look after your body

    • It can be easy to fall into unhealthy patterns of behaviour that end up making you feel worse.

  • Stick to the Facts

    • Find a credible source you can trust – such as GOV.UK or the NHS website, and fact check other sources to avoid fake news

  • Stay on top of difficult feelings​

    • Try to focus on the things you can control, such as your behaviour, who you speak to, and where and how often you get information.

  • Do things you enjoy or try new things

    • If we are feeling worried, anxious or low, we might stop doing things we usually enjoy.​

  • Focus on the present​

    • Focusing on the present, rather than worrying about the future, can help with difficult emotions and improve our wellbeing

  • Look after your sleep

    • ​Good-quality sleep makes a big difference to how we feel mentally and physically, so it is important to get enough.

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