Keeping yourself well during coronavirus is really important. But with so much information out there we know it can be pretty daunting, especially as events are changing daily. If you’re feeling overwhelmed or anxious about what it all means, this page hopefully provides some good tips on keeping well, free resources on maintaining good mental health, and some useful links.

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Our top tips are:

  • Eat well and sleep well
  • Stay connected with your people
  • Avoid information overload
  • Be aware of what helps you manage stressful situations
  • Get active and stay connected with your surroundings

Download our Homeworking Wellbeing Tips

Download our Responding to Change Guide

Eating Disorders, safe foods and panic buying: a view from Penumbra Recovery Worker, Adrienne Rennie

Download our Anxiety Factsheet

Download our Depression Factsheet

Download our Eating Disorders Factsheet

Download our Self-Harm Factsheet

If you’re a parent or carer, why not use this time to open up a discussion with your children about body image through our FREE My Body My Way resources.

Click to download our FREE My Body My Way resources

Our colleagues at the Scottish Recovery Network have got some brilliant FREE resources on keeping well including a wellbeing toolkit you can use at home. Check out the SRN website today and DOWNLOAD LET’S TALK ABOUT RECOVERY.

Click to download Let’s Talk About Recovery

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Helpful Articles:

5 Things You Can Do Today

What You Can Do When You’re Feeling Overwhelmed

How Young People are Managing During Coronavirus

Living with Anxiety During Coronavirus

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Other Organisations:

The Mindfulness Association is offering FREE online meditation

Age Scotland – information for older people

Young Minds and Young Scot have lots of information for young people.

Children 1st – information for parents and care-givers.

Scotland’s Domestic Abuse and Forced Marriage Helpline operates 24/7 for people experiencing domestic abuse, and you’ll find more advice, support and information at Scottish Women’s Aid.

Know your employment rights and get money advice from Citizens Advice Scotland.

The National Autistic Society has some great resources for people with autism and family members.

You’ll find general advice and information on coronavirus from NHS Inform and the Scottish Government.

If you’re feeling overwhelmed and need to talk to someone out of hours, our Edinburgh Crisis Centre is 24/7 for people aged 16+ in Edinburgh.

Samaritans, Breathing Space and the Silver Line operate nationally on an out of hours basis.