How to look after your mental health
Are you scared or upset about Coronavirus? Leigh has ideas for how you can look after your mental health.
Look after your mental health during Coronavirus
Many people are worried about Coronavirus, or COVID-19.
If you feel like this you need to look after your mental health.
Mental health is how we think about life.
It is about our mind being healthy.
There are things you can do to help your mental health.
News and information
It is important to get news about the Coronavirus.
News can give you information to stay safe.
But too much news can make people worry.
Try not to watch or read news for too long.
Get news once or twice every day.
Talk to someone you trust
Talking helps us share our problems.
You can talk to a
- Family member
- Peer group member
- Support worker
Tell them how you feel about Coronavirus.
They may know how to help you feel better.
Connect with friends and family
You may have to stay in your house.
You may not be allowed to visit friends and
You may feel lonely.
You can use technology to connect with others.
- Phone people to talk to them
- Write to them on email and social media
- Call them on video services like Facetime, Skype or Facebook Messenger
Technology helps us stay connected.
Staying connected can make us feel good.
There are lots of other ways to look after your mental health
- Eat healthy food
- Be active
- Get a good nights sleep
- Breathe slowly and calmly
- Take time each day to think about good things
The Coronavirus can make people feel worried.
We can support each other.
We can help each other stay safe.
This information is funded by the National Disability Insurance Agency.