Looking after your wellbeing
- Give some time to talk to others and process what is happening – stay in touch with friends
- BUT make sure Coronavirus is not the only thing you talk about – make plans for when the isolation is over!
- Monitor your access to social media and the news and be mindful of fake news – be present, make the most of time at home!
- Keep to daily routines as much as possible – have set times for your routine
- Get the right amount of sleep
- Mindful Gnats – designed to teach young people simple mindfulness and relaxation skills
- Calm Harm – an NHS recommended app to help people resist or manage the urge to self-harm.
- Calm Fear – similar to Calm Harm version but instead helps you manage fears and anxieties.
- Headspace – a guided meditation app.
- Other NHS recommended apps can be found here: https://www.nhs.uk/apps-library/category/mental-health/
- eClinic 11-19 Boy N Lincs A4.pdf
- eClinic 11-19 Girl N Lincs A4.pdf
- https://gozen.com/allprograms/ (programmes to manage stress and build resilience) https://www.youtube.com/user/CosmicKidsYoga/
- Lincolnshire County Council's Emotional Wellbeing Pathway has lots of useful advice and information: http://search3.openobjects.com/kb5/lincs/fsd/family.page?familychannel=2_9_9
- Lincolnshire Healthy Minds and CAMHS new website has lots of self-help information for children, young people, parents and professionals as well as information on what to do if more help is needed: www.lpft.nhs.uk/young-people/lincolnshire/
- There is also specific area on the Healthy Minds & CAMHS website regarding COVID-19 and emotional wellbeing: https://www.lpft.nhs.uk/young-people/lincolnshire/whats-new
- Kooth.com is a free, safe and anonymous online support for young people, which is provided by Lincolnshire County Council. You can find it here: http://www.Kooth.com
- www.giveusashout.org – Shout is a 24/7 UK crisis text service available for times when people feel they need immediate support. By texting 'SHOUT' to '85258' a Texter will
- be put in touch with a trained Crisis Volunteer (CV) who will chat to them using trained techniques via text.
- www.youngminds.org.uk – Lots of advice for children and young people. www.childline.org.uk – Helpline 0800 1111
- The Anna Freud Centre have developed useful guidance for young people: https://www.annafreud.org/on-my-mind/
- Lincolnshire's Steps2Change has guided self-help for adults and information on what to do if more help is needed: https://www.lpft.nhs.uk/steps2change/home/
With thanks to Lincolnshire Healthy Minds & PsychologyLincs