For those who are staying and working from home during the pandemic, it is so important to look after your mental health. In the normal world, we have so many things we can do to look after our mental health. In todays world, we are very limited in what we can do. We are used to having busy lives and always being on the move and now life has stopped. Let It Out aims to provide advice, resources and tips to help you cope with lockdown and the new world of coronavirus.
Our social life has drastically changed the past year and people are more lonely than ever. Due to coronavirus, we can no longer see our friends and family the way we would before so we need to find ways to cope.
Many industries are suffering due to the pandemic, which means that many people are out of work, on furlough and struggling financially. Money worries can seriously stress us out and affect our mental health.
Whether it be for working from home or for keeping in contact with loved ones, technology has become so important over the past year. While it can be useful, social media is also full of fake news and fear-mongering articles which can have an affect on our mental health.
If you can, it is recommended that you work from home which means that work/life balance is very hard to get right. Combine that with multiple people working from home or children being around and it makes this new work life very stressful.
Mental health has taken a massive hit during this time. Isolation, boredom, pandemic panic and a lack of a support system are all contributing to this. We need to make sure we are doing all we can to look after our mental health and to help others with their mental health.
Due to coronavirus restrictions, schools have been closed for a large part of the past year, seriously affecting children and young people. Homeschooling can be on students and the parents or guardians helping them out. Children have also spent the past year away from their friends which can be very hard.
Take a look at the link below to see the NHS recommendations for dealing with loneliness and isolation.
Look at the link below to see what financial resources are available to help you throughout the pandemic.
Social media can be a great way to stay in touch during this time. However there are many risks associated with social media at the moment
Working from home can be isolating and stressful. The link below takes you to the NHS tips for working from home.
Below is a link to some coping mechanisms to help your mental health during this time.
GOV.UK have released some tips for homeschooling during this time.