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Mental health and COVID-19

Mental health and COVID-19

Understanding emotional reactions to the COVID-19 pandemic and how we can help our mental health

When something happens that is distressing, unexpected or affects the people we are close to, most people will experience a reaction that can be unpleasant, disturbing and potentially overwhelming. When we feel we can’t control the outcome, and our usual way of living is threatened or disrupted, then this is particularly hard on our mental health. The current COVID-19 pandemic means that it is just as important to look after our mental health and wellbeing as it is our physical health.

Whilst there is a lot of information about how we can adapt and look after ourselves, there is much less information on the mental health side about how we may be feeling and thinking. Crisis events can cause a great deal of shock – then emotional disturbance that may take time to subside.

In response to people’s questions, we’ve created a free resource that helps you to understand the range of psychological and emotional reactions and provides simple strategies to help you over the coming weeks.

Once we understand and accept our emotional responses, we are far more likely to be able to take steps that will help our mental health.

There is no need to provide your contact details. You can simply download your free copy here Psychological reactions to COVID-19 and how to help