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.

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.

The first programme on Wednesday 22 April was a session of Laughing Yoga!!

This weeks programme on Wednesday 12 August between 7-8pm is with Kim Robinson who is the CEO with Somerset Local Food.  This is a community benefit society which delivers fresh, local and ethically sourced food to people’s homes and has been operating since 2002. It also has a wider remit of supporting health and wellbeing, growing projects, and rural economies 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)