Six tips on mental health and wellbeing
King’s Health Partners and Health Innovation Network are working together to provide advice and guidance to our staff, students and people we serve.
Many people are worried about coronavirus and how it will affect them and the ones they love. If you're experiencing strong feelings like anxiety, fear, stress or frustration, know that you're not alone and reactions like this are normal in times of uncertainty.
We are all here to help and support one another to deliver the best possible care, but we understand the current situation is likely to affect mental health and wellbeing.
We are a sum of parts, and it is important to remember that we work best when we work together. We need to look after our own mental health and wellbeing and that of those around us.
This in turn will enable us to best care for our patients and the vulnerable in our communities. It is not just a nice thing to do – it is essential.
While this is likely to be a marathon, not a sprint, getting the basics right will help. To the right is our list of six practical tips to help you during this time.
If you are looking for additional mental health and wellbeing support, we have put together a list of resources that may help you through this uncertain time.
Coping with fear, working from home and looking after yourself during self-isolation
- Gov.uk: Coronavirus: what is self-isolation and why is it important?
- supporting and reassuring children
- The Overflow: working from home tips from our experienced remote employees
- PsychCentral: coronavirus anxiety – 4 ways to cope with fear
- FACE COVID: how to respond effectively to the corona crisis
- King’s Health Partners staff and students: The Mind & Body Staff Health and Wellbeing Toolkit
- King's Health Partners: COVID-19 Staff Health and Wellbeing
Managing your own mental health
- Mental Health Foundation: looking after your mental health during the coronavirus outbreak
- Checkify: going home checklist NHS
- New Horizons Mental Health Charity: mental health support
- wellbeing apps available free to Londoners
- Mind: what can I do when I’m feeling overwhelmed?
- Ted Talk: why we all need to practice emotional first aid
Online self-help programs you can access to help support your mental health and sleep
To find out more about the guidance and resources available to support your mental health and wellbeing, read our full resillience message, in collaboration with Health Innovation Network.