Here are a few of the ideas, advice and resources that we’ve found helpful for supporting wellbeing – both mental and physical – right now.
1. Look after your mental wellbeing while at home
A great list of online resources for looking after your mental wellbeing while in lock down at home – from free online meditation classes to tips to managing moments of anxiety to resources for talking to children about coronavirus
2. NHS Tips for self-isolation
The NHS has compiled tips and advice to help you keep on top of your mental wellbeing and cope with how you may feel while staying at home – including practical measures such as finding out about your employment and benefit entitlements and NHS-recommended helplines for talking about your worries and concerns with others.
3. Is there a right way to worry about coronavirus? And other mental health tips
Mental health experts give their tips on how to manage uncertainty and anxiety – plus a list of resources to contact.
4. ‘How to fail’ podcast: With Mo Gawdat
The ‘How to Fail’ podcast, hosted by journalist Elizabeth Day, is always an inspiring listen for learning how others have learned from their failures. In this special episode the author of Solve for Happy, Mo Gawdat, discusses how to live with anxiety and isolation in a time of Coronavirus.
A few of us in TTL have listened to this and found it a huge comfort and great for putting current events in perspective.
5. ‘The Happiness Lab’ Podcast
Yale professor Dr Laurie Santos travels through the latest scientific research and shares some surprising and inspiring stories that can alter the way we think about happiness. Includes special episodes on beating isolation loneliness, coaching yourself through crisis and keeping relationships healthy
Do you know of other resources and podcasts that have helped your mental and physical wellbeing recently? Please share them in the Comments below.
Our thanks to Juliet Oxborrow of TTL for the above.
Some further suggestions on looking after yourself and your loved ones, and supporting your mental health at this time – from Sue Fleming of TTL:
- Looking after your mental health during the Coronavirus outbreak
- Coronavirus: How to protect your mental health
- Coronavirus and your wellbeing