If you are feeling overwhelmed by your feelings and things are getting on top of you it is important to ask for support. This could be from family, friends and colleagues or talking to an independent professional.
Counselling can help with this process and also to help one understand what anxiety is and that it can be something we can manage. In addition, counselling can help to identify triggers as well as implementing coping strategies to alleviate symptoms.
IT IS OK TO TALK ABOUT YOUR FEELINGS
Social distancing is about physical distance and not emotional distance so therefore connecting with others, sharing your worries and helping others to do the same are all part of maintaining good mental health.
Social relationships are critical for promoting wellbeing and for acting as a buffer against mental health for people of all ages. Being open with your friends and family can help you stay in good mental health.
GET MORE ACTIVE
Exercise is essential for promoting wellbeing and is linked with lower rates of depression and anxiety across all ages. This can boost your self-esteem and help you sleep, concentration and help you look and feel better.
FOOD & MOOD
Maintain a healthy diet which is great for your physical and mental health too.
Heavy drinking can have a serious impact upon your mood and is linked to serious health problems. It is important to know and stay within your limits. Drink lots of water or squash to stay hydrated and alert
Finding a hobby that you are good at or simply enjoy will help release endorphins into the brain that will have a positive impact on your mood. Feeling good about yourself boosts self-esteem.