Are You Okay in Lockdown? It’s Okay Not to Be Happy.
September 16, 2020
- The Covid-19 pandemic has brought dramatic disruptions to our lives which can take a toll on our mental health. The changes to our routine and uncertainty over the future means many people are understandably struggling mentally.
- If you are experiencing stress, anxiety, sadness, tension in your body, trouble sleeping, a short temper, or difficulty focusing, it may be time to address your mental health.
- Nurture your mental health by keeping connected with family and friends online or via phone or video calls, staying physically active, establishing a routine, and practising self-care by making time for yourself and the things you enjoy.
- If you need to talk to someone, there are many helpful support resources you can contact. Beyond Blue even has a dedicated Coronavirus Mental Wellbeing Support Service for helping you manage your mental well-being through the pandemic. Seek professional help if your mental health does not improve over an extended period of time.