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

20 March 2020
  • Many people are worried about Coronavirus, or COVID-19.

    People are

    • scared
    • upset

    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

    • Friend
    • Family member
    • Peer group member
    • Doctor
    • 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.

    You can

    • 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.


  • More tips

    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
  • More information

    Read more in our info guide Tips to Mental Health

    Also find out more in our Easy Read guide about mental health

    Family members and carers: see our Mental Health fact sheet.

    See also our Easy Read info guide Staying safe from Coronavirus

  • 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.

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