Talking Coronavirus: How To Protect Your Mental Health During A Pandemic

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By Women's Health UK

Talking Coronavirus: How To Protect Your Mental Health During A Pandemic

Sunday, 22 March

As the country comes to terms with the new normal of social distancing, self-isolating and staying home, managing your mental health has become more difficult - and vital. In light of this, we’re breaking with our usual format to bring you a bonus episode of expert-backed advice on how to cope in these dramatically-altered times. Here, Clinical Psychologist Dr Jessamy Hibberd, who has partnered with other mental health professionals to deliver evidence-based advice via Instagram, explains why uncertainty feels so alarming, the small things you can do every day to feel well and how to manage an existing mental health condition during this difficult time. For more expert-backed advice follow @from_the_other_chair @mumologist @thepsychologymum @the_thomas_connection


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Topics: 


How can you follow the news while protecting your mental health?

What’s a negative bias and how can you avoid it?

How can you manage disappointment over cancelled plans?

How can you manage an existing mental health condition? 

What’s behavioural activation and how can it help you right now?


NOTE: While we are attempting to keep our content as up to date as possible, the situation surrounding the coronavirus pandemic continues to develop rapidly, so it’s possible than some information and recommendations may have changed. For any concerns or for the latest advice, you can visit the following sites: 


https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/

https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019/events-as-they-happen

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html

 

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