Our lives have changed quite dramatically this year, and many of us are concerned about the future. Many people such as students are finding that their plans for the future have been put on hold. 

It’s understandable then, that people are feeling increasingly anxious. It’s also understandable that some are becoming more concerned about their mental health. 

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 have anxiety about the future, you are not alone. Jobs have been lost or furloughed, students are not sure when or if they can sit their exams. However, at the time of writing (December 2020), a lot of workplaces and shops have opened again. This gives us a little dose of normality, something that a lot of us have been missing lately. 

The good news is that you can find some useful advice about dealing with uncertainty here. Some behavioural experts talk about us having to deal with experiences we have not encountered before. This means that none of us knew how we were going to respond to the pandemic. However, we can all help ourselves by coming up with a plan. 

  • Try not to put too much pressure on yourself – No-one is completely in control of their lives, especially when they are faced with uncertainty. If you can get through each day relatively unscathed then each day is a success. 
  • Talk to someone – It’s important that you talk to someone about how you are feeling. We live in uncertain times so we need the help of trusted friends and family more than ever. 
  • Come up with a plan for potential outcomes – Try to make a plan for any potential outcome. Whether it’s going into a tougher tier, being out of work, or not being able to see those you love. If you have a plan you are more likely to feel in control of things. This can help you to feel so much better about the situation. 
  • Draw up a routine – Draw up a routine so you know what you’re doing every day. You don’t have to plan the whole day, just chunks of it. Indulge in a hobby, go for a walk, phone a friend. Make sure you know what you’re doing with each day and again, you’ll feel more in control. 

Coronavirus has ensured that a lot of people are in the same situation. Hardly any of us have everything figured out, but most of us are trying our best. There is a light at the end of the tunnel thanks to the vaccine, but that does not mean we’re not anxious. 

You’re not on your own in this. There is always someone who’s happy to talk with you. Please don’t try to cope with your feelings on your own. 

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.

Interested in helping those who are struggling with their mental health? We offer Mental Health First Aid training in Selby. Contact us at info@communitea.org.uk