Looking after the adults
This is a difficult time for everyone, and we all need to look after ourselves and each other. Taking steps to look after your own mental health is good for you, your family and those you look after.
If you need more support
There are lots of resources within this website that you might find useful and we have also included some other documents to help you with your own mental health.
Young minds have produced a Parents’ Survival kit which has sections on helping your child but also on looking after yourself.
The Mental Health Foundation has put together some guidance about looking after your mental health.
Living Life To The Full have now made their Adult and Young People online programme FREE. This excellent resource has great strategies to help us make sense and cope at this difficult time.
Wellbeing Glasgow offer a variety of resources, including self help booklets on topics such as anxiety, low mood and sleep.
The Grampian Psychological Resilience Hub is for anyone who has struggled with the impact of Covid-19 on their psychological wellbeing
We all need support from time to time. During this time some of our natural supports may have been affected, e.g. extended family , neighbours etc. The Grampian Coronavirus Assistance Hub is a one stop source of advice and support on all aspects of the current situation. View The Grampian Coronavirus Assistance Hub here.
Health and Wellbeing
Your health and wellbeing are of utmost importance just now. It can be really easy to start feeling overwhelmed in the current situation. Usually we turn to our friends, family, favourite hobbies to help us balance our mental health.
However at the moment the way we are able to do these things has been severely restricted. The Psychology Mum, Emma Hepburn, shows us how our brain might be thinking.
It is important to know that almost everyone in the Country is finding this difficult. You are not alone. However we need to find ways to make sure that we look after ourselves and don’t become too overwhelmed. More and more we hear the phrase “you can’t pour from an empty cup” or if we think back to those glorious days when aeroplane travel was possible, we might recall the phrase “put your own oxygen mask on before helping others”. These phrases highlight the importance of looking after ourselves so that we can look after others. The Psychology Mum again shows us what an overflowing cup might look like.