Taking care of your mental health

As social distancing measures remain in place it's important that we still continue to take care of our mental wellbeing.

These MindWell sheets can help you prioritise self-care and take small steps to manage stress and anxiety.

MindWell: Daily self-care to boost your wellbeing

MindWell: Relaxation tools to help you feel calmer

MindWell: How to have a good night's sleep

Many people are now working remotely - our Self-care whilst working from home page has lots of tips and useful information to help you stay well.

If you're self-isolating or staying at home more these official guides can help you get the right advice:

Public Health England: Guidance for the public on the mental health and wellbeing aspects of coronavirus

The UK government has produced advice and information on how to look after your mental health and wellbeing during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak in a range of different languages.

MindWell: Coronavirus: Taking care of your mental wellbeing Downloadable resource: How to take care of your mental health during the coronavirus outbreak

Leeds Mental Wellbeing Service: is running Coping With Covid-19 Online Group Classes. These are four-week courses, developed and delivered live online, using the basic principles of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) to look specifically at how and why the COVID-19 pandemic has impacted our mental wellbeing. See the Leeds Mental Wellbeing Service website for more information.

Mind: Coronavirus and your wellbeing

Every Mind Matters: Mental wellbeing while staying at home and top 10 tips

Mental Health Foundation: How to take care of your mental health during the coronavirus outbreak

Public Health England: COVID-19: guidance on supporting children and young people's mental health and wellbeing

Leeds Autism Services: How to cope with face mask anxiety is a useful self-help resource for anyone who is worried or anxious about wearing a face covering.

Accessible information

  • Public Health England: EasyRead: Coronavirus - looking after your feelings and body
  • Through the Maze: Useful information about coronavirus
  • Inclusion North: EasyRead information about coronavirus
  • Through the Maze: EasyRead: Things to do while you are at home
  • Aspire: EasyRead: Covid-19 - information to keep well connected
  • Aspire: Coronavirus video - information for people with learning disabilities
  • Public Health England: Coronavirus - guidance in BSL
  • Signhealth: Coronavirus - government updates in BSL and Coronavirus information in BSL
  • National Autistic Society: Coronavirus
  • Leeds Autism AIM: Covid-19 Toolkit: Managing during lockdown
  • HM Government: Coronavirus infomation in diffierent languages

  • For up-to-date health information and advice on the coronavirus go to www.nhs.uk/coronavirus or www.gov.uk

    You can also watch this short video from Public Health England and NHS England, presented by Dr Hilary Jones:

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