We are all living through uncertain times. The pandemic has caused many lives to be turned upside down. At the time of writing, we’re 7 months into the pandemic but we’re still unsure if life will be the same again.

Many of us are feeling anxious right now, and this is perfectly normal. Our world has changed dramatically and many of us are left feeling very uncertain. The good news is there is help out there. 

We offer mental health support for Selby and 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.

Coronavirus resulted in all of the UK being in lockdown. While lockdown has eased in many areas, we are all still uncertain about the future. However, we can all make life a little easier on ourselves, and here’s how:

 

Create a New Routine

Having a routine will mean you know what to expect each day, and this can help you to feel less anxious. 

Do something that you enjoy every day. Indulge in a movie, a good book, or go for a walk. Plan your day but understand that you don’t have to stay busy every minute of the day.  

Try to find some benefits to your current situation. Do you now have more time to bake? Can you spend longer in the garden? Try to find some healthy benefits to this unusual situation as they could help to ease your anxiety. 

 

Stay in Touch

Try to stay in touch with people. Whether you text, call, email, or use social media, staying in touch is good. Share how you’re feeling with those close to you, chances are they’re feeling anxious too. 

Staying in touch can help you to feel less alone. You don’t have to make video calls every day, you can simply send a message or two to a friend or family member. 

Look After Yourself 

If you’re worried about Coronavirus you could find it hard to put your health first. However, it’s more important than ever than you take care of your health and well-being. If you take prescription medication you should make sure you have enough in stock.

If you have to self-isolate any time soon, picking up a prescription could prove difficult. Why not consider signing up for a free prescription delivery service? your local pharmacy and surgery will have information about these services. 

 

Refer to Sources you can Trust

It’s important that you refer to sources you can trust. There is a lot of false information online, and false information can lead to anxiety.

Find a news source that you can trust as it can help you to feel more in control. 

 

Whether you’re looking for help with anxiety in Hambleton, Hillam, Escrick or any part of North Yorkshire, please know you’re not alone. 

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