During this uncertain time, and with the closure of schools, it is normal to be feeling anxious, confused, frustrated, upset and bored. As a result, it is important that everyone takes steps to look after their mental health and wellbeing.
Young Minds is a website dedicated to supporting and empowering young people to have a healthy mind. They have published some tips and ideas to keep your mind healthy during this time. There is also a list of who you can reach out to – via online messenger, email or phone – if you are finding things difficult.
- Staying Connected
- Video calls
- Find a positive online community
- Reach out
- Online games with friends
- Staying Calm
- Clean up your social media
- Take a break from the news
- Read a book
- Plan your days
- Feel productive
- Dealing with Stressful Situations at Home
- Walk away from tense situations if you can
- Create a rota
- Reach out for help
Sleep is also incredibly important for your wellbeing. With school being closed, clubs cancelled and the need to stay at home, our routines have changed, and our sleep patterns can be negatively affected.
- Here are some useful tips for establishing a sleep routine and falling asleep more easily.
- Read this self-help guide from Wellbeing Services South Glasgow.