Self-Help and Self Care during COVID-19
Living with worry and anxiety amidst global uncertainty
Our world is changing rapidly at the moment. Given some of the news coverage it is difficult not to worry about what it all means for yourself, and for those you love. Included is a mixture of psychoeducation about normal and excessive worry, lots of normalization, and a selection of practical exercises that you can use to manage worry and maintain well-being in these uncertain times.
Visit this site for a free downloadable self help guide
Mental Health Foundation
Looking after your mental health during the Coronavirus outbreak The Mental Health Foundation is part of the national mental health response providing support to address the mental health and psychosocial aspects of the Coronavirus outbreak, alongside colleagues at Public Health England and the Department of Health and Social Care.
Action For Happiness
Backed by leading experts from diverse fields including psychology, education, economics and social innovation Action For Happiness is a movement committed to building a happier more caring society.
On their website you can access multiple resources and tips for improving your wellbeing as well as others. They also have monthly calendars for free download to help focus on one aspect a day. See below for the Coping Calendar released to support individuals during COVID19
Every Mind Matters gives you simple and practical advice to get a healthier mind and get more out of life – from how to deal with stress and anxiety, to boosting our mood or sleeping better. It will help you spot the signs of common mental health conditions, get personalised practical self-care tips and information on further support. You’ll also learn about what you can do to help others.
Every Mind Matters has been created by Public Health England, with tips and advice developed with experts and approved by the NHS. It has also been endorsed by the Royal College of General Practitioners.
Free Self-Help Resources for a Variety of Difficulties
Northumberland Tyne and Wear self-help leaflets
This website has a range of self-help leaflets that can be downloaded for free, as well as audio guides. The leaflets are briefer than those on the CCI website. – click the title to visit the page –
Centre for Clinical Interventions
This website offers workbooks and modules for a range of different difficulties that can be accessed free of charge. – click the title to visit the page –