Home-working - advice for mental wellbeing

WFHWith large parts of the population now working from home for the first time, several outlets have published guidelines to managing mental health under these unprecedented conditions. 

Here we bring you a round-up of some of the advice on offer about how to stay well in every sense during the Covid-19 pandemic.  

The NHS site has a section on looking after mental health https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/. 

There are also links to a low mood self-assessment quiz and a mental wellbeing audioguide  https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/stress-anxiety-depression/

Mental health platform Every Mind Matters, run by Public Health England, has detailed sub-sections about coping, including tips on sleeping. https://www.nhs.uk/oneyou/every-mind-matters/coronavirus-covid-19-staying-at-home-tips/

Young Minds has ten tips from their parents helpline about how to talk to your children about coronavirus https://youngminds.org.uk/blog/talking-to-your-child-about-coronavirus/

The Mental Health Foundation has an extensive amount of looking after your wellbeing while staying at home, arranged in various sections and headings, including planning your day, relaxation techniques and practising self-compassion. Click here for more https://www.mentalhealth.org.uk/our-work

Mind also has information on how to ensure mental wellbeing during the downtime at home https://www.mind.org.uk/workplace/mental-health-at-work/coronavirus-supporting-yourself-and-your-team/

The Film and TV Charity has been working in partnership with Mind on its advice, which you can find here https://www.theknowledgeonline.com/the-knowledge-bulletin/post/2020/03/31/mental-health-advice-from-film-tv-charity-