Taking care of your mental health: official guides

From Tuesday 5 January people in Leeds must follow National lockdown: Stay at Home restrictions. Find out what you can and can't do on the Gov.uk website.

It's important that we all take steps to look after our mental health and wellbeing during these challenging times. Leeds City Council has the latest information for people who are clinically vulnerable to help them find help and support.

MindWell resources

MindWell sheets has information to help you prioritise self-care and take small steps to manage stress and anxiety during these challenging times:

Staying mentally well during this winter

How to take care of your mental health during the Coronavirus pandemic

Downloadable resource: How to take care of your mental health during the coronavirus outbreak

Relaxation tools to help you feel calmer

How to have a good night's sleep

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

Healthy Ageing Research Group - has worked with Leeds City Council to produce this Keeping Well at Home resoource with home-based exercises and lots of wellbeing tips for older people or anyone who is taking care of their wellbeing at home.

Get Set Leeeds has created a page to help people who have to stay home: How to stay physically active while self-isolating in the house has lots of links for exercises you can do at home.

National guidance

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

Latest Government guidance for those who are clinically extremely vulnerable can be accessed online here.

Mind: Coronavirus and your wellbeing

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

Your COVID Recovery - NHS website with information about supporting your recovery after COVID-19. Some people have found the virus has had an impact on both their body and mind, with some affects getting better quickly and others taking longer. The website outlines things you can do to help yourself or someone you care for.

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

Accessible information

  • Public Health England: EasyRead: Coronavirus - looking after your feelings and body
  • 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.
  • 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
  • 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.
  • 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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