9 Oct 2020
We are celebrating World Mental Health Day (10th October) this year with some tips on coping during the Coronavirus pandemic.
It's been a very stressful time since March and it doesn't seem as if things will change for the better very soon. So it's really important that we all take time to look after our own wellbeing as well as looking after family and friends.
Keep your mind and your body active. Walk to the shops or around the block. Do the crossword. Do some housework. It's best to keep moving and get a change of scence. If you can't get out, try some seated exercises to music. And don't forget your mind needs exercise too - keep it busy!
Keep in touch with friends, family or neighbours and stay connected. A quick call can brighten up both your day and the person you ring and most people have a phone - you don't need to worry about digital technology. We are humans who like to talk to each other, so make sure you don't miss out.
Make time for your hobbies or take up a new one. Doing something you enjoy helps relax you and you may make new friends.
It's really important to get a good night's sleep, which will keep you resilient. Eat regular healthy meals and try to cut down on the unhealthy things - smoking, drinking, drugs, and coffee.
Stress can make us less tolerant of others so remember to be kind, both to others and yourself. We are all in this together. See what you can do to help others who are struggling and you will feel better yourself.
These are just some of the tips Manor Gardens gives you to support your wellbeing at this time. If you feel you need to talk to someone about more in-depth support, you can email us here or ring 07483 149 519 Monday to Friday, 9 to 5.
If you need help outside those hours try WeAreIslington on 020 7527 8222, minicom 020 7527 1900., or email them.