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Wellbeing

More than ever, it's important that we all look after our wellbeing, both physically and mentally.

NHS Inform has lots of information and support to help you cope during this Covid-19 pandemic. The key messages are;

Stay informed

During the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, it's important to have the right information. Getting news from unreliable sources can make you feel more upset and anxious, which is unhelpful when it comes to mental wellbeing. Reliable sources, like the NHS and the Scottish Government, will help you to stay calm and safe. Read more here.

Create a healthy routine if you have to stay at home

Even if you're working from home, staying indoors and physical distancing can lead to changes in your routine. This can have a negative effect on your mental wellbeing. Try to create a daily routine that helps everyone in your home to keep a sense of calm and order. Read more here.

Stay connected if you have to stay home

There are a number of free apps and websites that allow you to stay in touch with friends and family using any kind of mobile phone, computer, laptop, or tablet. Read more here.

Finding support

If you're experiencing a mental health crisis and you're already receiving help from your GP, phone your GP or care team first. If you're unable to talk to them, call 111. If you need an emergency ambulance, phone 999. Read more here.

Way to Work Scotland has been working with independent coach and trainer, Anna Bell, to develop resources aimed at helping those working from home (or otherwise!) to build resilience during this time of change. Read the blog article  or watch the webinar  to find out more.

List of resources:

Body Scan Meditation 

Breathing Space Meditation

Mindfulness

Online meeting /interview tips

How to respond not react

Beliefs

Behavioural Flexibility