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COVID-19: Managing your Mental Health

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There’s no escaping the fact that world has changed, and we’ll likely be living differently for a little while longer. We know this can be stressful and anxiety inducing for anyone, which is why we’ve put together a selection of articles to help you manage your mental health through this time.

Read on for top tips and advice from people who have learned to live with anxiety and depression on a daily basis.

If you’re already living with a mental health problem, you might be feeling a bit more worried than usual or struggling to know how to adapt your daily routine. We hope these tips will help you.

Editor’s note: Some articles have been adapted slightly from their original versions to make them more appropriate for the current situation. We will be updating this page with new COVID-19-specific articles, as they come in.

8 Tips to Manage Depression When the World Seems Depressing

For Jon Rottenberg, establishing good media habits is an important part of managing depression symptoms when the news cycle feels overwhelming.

5 Mindful ways to Practice Self-Care Online

In a world full of apps and social media, discover the online tools that Alice-May Purkiss uses to help manage her mental health.

9 Questions to Ask Yourself If You’re Living with Depression

Regular check-ins are important for Bryce in managing his depression. Here are 10 questions he asks himself regularly.

How to Manage Intrusive Thoughts

Discover Claire Eastham’s top tips to help rationalise intrusive thoughts.

How to Support Someone Through a Depressive Episode

When a loved one is battling depression, it’s hard to know how to help them. Here, Jaime Sanders shares a few tips for showing support.

Stress or Anxiety: How Do You Know?

How do you know whether you are just stressed, or whether you have an ‘invisible illness’ like anxiety? Claire Eastham explains how.

What to Do When Your Tools Aren’t Working

Bryce Evans shares his tips for getting back on track when it feels like his depression management plan has hit a wall.

How to Help a Loved One During a Panic Attack

What should you do if someone you love is having a panic attack? Kat Naish shares her top tips to help a loved one combat both the physical and emotional symptoms.


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