COVID-19: Staying happy – looking after your wellbeing

 

Welcome

The coronavirus has impacted on everyone’s daily lives. This page is where you can find information and support about staying happy and mentally well during the Covid-19 response.

It’s completely normal for people to be feeling a wide range of emotions, including worried, anxious, frustrated and scared. Here you can find information about how to help manage these emotions, promote your wellbeing and build positive actions into your day.

We are all in this together and while we might not be able to be physically in touch right now, it’s important to stay connected in other ways. Staying at home will save lives. We hope the information on these pages will help you manage this in good spirits.

Looking after your wellbeing:

Christmas and coronavirus

Five Ways to Wellbeing – this Christmas
Five Ways to wellbeing
Managing anxiety and worries 
How to look after your mental health during the coronavirus outbreak – full range of guides
Winter Wellbeing – facing winter during the coronavirus pandemic

NHS Every mind matters

Families, children and young people:

Information, advice and fun things to do

Getting Help:

Guide to services and support
Step Up Somerset – guide to employment, redundancy support and skills development
Bereavement and Coronavirus Support
Working together to prevent suicide

Public Health England

Mental health and wellbeing guidance

Public Health England have published guidance for the public on the mental health and wellbeing aspects of coronavirus ( Covid-19)

 

 Wellbeing and mental healtha guide to looking after yourself and others

Please click the picture below to open up a new and easy to read self-help resource.

A downloadable PDF version is available to download here.

Promoting health and wellbeing on the radio

We have teamed up with BBC Somerset and Spark to broadcast a weekly slot with Charlie Taylor on Wednesday evenings 7-8pm.

As we continue to stay at home, particularly if you are shielding,   this programme wants to reach out and provide some helpful and interesting ideas to lift your day and feel connected. Physical distancing does not mean social distancing. Each week there will be a new guest to talk about how listeners can stay healthy, happy and safe while at home.

To catch up on any programmes you have missed please go to here 

Looking after your Mental Health

Find out more about local services and support available, in this simple guide.