If you’re worried about the impact that COVID is having on your mental health, you’re not alone. The pandemic has placed a lot of uncertainty in our lives. It’s only natural that many people are feeling anxious, numb, or depressed. Regardless of what you are feeling about the impact COVID has had, your feelings are valid. However, with some support, we can all get through this.
We offer mental health support for Selby and the surrounding areas. Why not give us a call? Our phone line is open from 7 pm – 10 pm, 365 days of the year.
Call us on (01757) 642 399. If you call before our phone lines are open and we cannot answer you will be diverted to an NHS Helpline.
If You’re Anxious
We’re all made to feel anxious when there is something troubling us. Our fight-flight-freeze response automatically kicks in. This natural response can help to keep us alive. However, if you’re feeling anxious most of the time, you should consider talking to your GP. If your GP thinks your anxiety is particularly bad they could suggest treatment. They might also ask you to attend appointments regularly so they can monitor how you are.
Lifting the Restrictions
At the time of writing (February 2021), it has been announced that England’s lockdown will be cautiously lifted. Schools could soon re-open, and more people will be able to meet outdoors.
How are you feeling about the prospect of the restrictions being lifted? Are you feeling anxious? or are you feeling numb? Both of these reactions are indicative of trauma. This is why it is essential that you look after your mental health.
How to Look After Your Mental Health
Here’s a blog post that suggests how you could make your daily life a little easier. If you’re self-isolating or find that you’re doing the same things every day, you could find the tips useful.
Start Practising Gratitude
Practising gratitude can potentially help your mental health. Each day think of 5 things that you’re grateful for. Write them down or add them to your phone. This will make you feel more positive and appreciate what you have.
Keep a Journal
Keeping a journal is a good way to look after your mental health. Mention what’s making you happy, what you’re worried about, or what you did or plan to do that day. Personalise your journal if you wish, add drawings or magazine cut-outs, for example.
Keeping a journal can help. Sometimes the simple act of writing down how you feel can help to lift a weight off your shoulders.
Mental health support in Barlby, Selby and the surrounding areas is in big demand right now. It’s had a huge impact on all of our lives. If you’re finding life hard or you’re feeling anxious, there is support available.
Interested in helping those who are struggling with their mental health? We offer Mental Health First Aid training in Selby. Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org