Mental wellbeing amid the COVID-19 outbreak.
From the desk of Blackmores Institute Director, Dr Lesley Braun.
It’s hard not to feel confronted by the emerging news of COVID-19. It’s the lead story on every newsbreak around the globe, our phones are ‘pinging’ with constant updates and ‘counts’ and social media continues to bring out some of the most extreme views. Even doing our weekly shop, or our favourite sporting event may have been impacted.
By now, we all know the importance of good hygiene, knowing the symptoms, getting tested and self-isolating if we are at risk. These are important, life-saving measures we can all take.
But what can we do to support our mental wellbeing during this time of uncertainty?
How can we as individuals thrive during this period of uncertainty, rather than just survive?
Organisations like WHO and Beyond Blue have collated some excellent recommendations for supporting your mental health at this time. Strategies include: