COVID-19: Staying happy

This page is where you can find information and support about staying happy during the Covid-19 response.

  1. Promoting your wellbeing while self-isolating

  2. Families, children and young people

  3. Looking after your mental health as we come out of lockdown

  4. Managing anxiety and worries

  5. Local resources

  6. Bereavement and Coronavirus Support

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 and you are part of making that happen.

Join us in supporting World Suicide Prevention Day. 

Join us in supporting World Suicide Prevention Day on Thursday 10 September 2020.  Help us get 100 people trained in life saving skills on the 10th September! Attend our 20 minute free bite size online Suicide Awareness Session. See. Say. Signpost.

Join in at your workplace, community group or home. Get some conversations started, and help us spread hope.

Find our more here 

Join the conversation on twitter  #letstalkaboutsuicide2020

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SuicideBereavementSomerset

 

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

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.

 

This weeks programme on Wednesday  26 August between 7-8pm is with John French, Learning Officer for South West Heritage Trust at Somerset Museums, talking about all the wonderful things they have been doing to promote wellbeing, including setting up an archive project for COVID 19 experiences.  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.

Mental health and wellbeing guidance from Public Health England

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