Mental health

The coronavirus (COVID19) outbreak has impacted everyone’s daily lives as the Government takes the necessary steps to manage the outbreak, reduce transmission and treat those who need medical attention.

Social distancing is difficult and at times people may feel bored, frustrated or lonely. You may also feel low, worried, anxious, or be concerned about your health or that of those close to you. Everyone reacts differently to events and changes in the way that we think, feel and behave vary between different people and over time. It’s important that you take care of your mind as well as your body and to get further support if you need it.

The Government has issued detailed guidance on how to look after your mental health and wellbeing during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, including: connecting with others, talking about worries, physical wellbeing, sleeping well, how to manage difficult  information and much more. The Government have also issued advice to parents in supporting children and young people’s mental health and wellbeing.

The NHS has also teamed up with the charity Every Mind Matters to offer tailor made Mind Plans based on answers to quick questions to help people deal with stress and anxiety, improve sleep, boost mood and feel more in control.

If you feel your mental health may be suffering with anxiety or depression you should contact your community mental health service. Click for services in Basildon. Click for services in Thurrock.