Mental Health & Wellbeing

This covers top tips from talking to your children about the coronavirus, to managing the mental health side of social-distancing and self-isolation.

Exercise is also important to help maintain good mental health - there are some resources you may find helpful on this page.

BAPC (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy) - have published some information from counsellors for the general public.

Mind, the mental health charity, have put together some tips and advice for those needing to stay at home and for if anyone is feeling anxious or worried. You can read more here.

Our Frontline is a joint initiative from Mind, Samaritans, Shout and Hospice UK, with support from the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge's Royal Foundation, who have joined forces to provide round-the-clock support. Find out more.

Every Mind Matters have tips for coping with anxiety here, and tips for when you're having to stay at home, here.

Government advice for parents and carers on looking after the mental health and wellbeing of children or young people during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, can be found here. Government also has guidance on looking after the mental health and wellbeing of the public, here.

Samaritans have advice for if you're worried about someone else during the coronavirus outbreak, here.

Muscular Dystrophy UK are offering a one-off, one hour free session with a wellbeing coaching service to manage lockdown stress. Find out more.

Young Minds - Talking to your child about Coronavirus and 10 tips from their Parents Helpline to support family wellbeing. Read more here.

Newsround - Online information for children and young people explaining coronavirus and what to do if your child is worried. Read more.

The Guardian - Coronavirus video on how to cope with anxiety and self-isolation: