Residents encouraged to look after their mental health and wellbeing

Looking after your mental health has never been more important , especially during the COVID -19 crisis while we are staying at home to protect the NHS and save lives. Data shows over 4 in 5 adults are worried about the effect that coronavirus is having on their life right now.

Get help by visiting www.everymindmatters.co.uk to get your free online personal Mind Plan. Every Mind Matters provides simple NHS-approved tips and advice to start taking better care of your mental health.

Developed in partnership with leading mental health charities and the NHS, it includes advice for those who may be experiencing more serious mental health problems.

Ealing Council is supporting the campaign and encourages everyone to take care of their mental wellbeing and seek support where needed. 

Councillor Binda Rai, cabinet member for health and adult services said: “Staying at home and not seeing friends and loved ones can take its toll and it is completely understandable to feel overwhelmed or anxious.”

“During the coronavirus outbreak, it is natural for all of us to feel worried or anxious, but there are things we can all do to help ourselves and others, to prevent these feelings from becoming more serious.
“I encourage all residents to use the service, the resources on the Ealing website as well as those available on the NHS Every Mind Matters website; all tailored to help people deal with this crisis through practical tips and advice.”
 
Now more than ever we can all help each other to keep our mental health positive. If you know someone who needs encouragement, direct them to www.everymindmatters.co.uk

Top 5 wellbeing tips:

  • Talk about your worries
  • Keep a regular routine and set goals
  • Manage your media and information intake
  • Do things you enjoy and try something new
  • Look after your body

If you or someone you know is struggling with their mental health and experiencing distress, or are in crisis, or if you want information and advice about mental health, you can contact the West London Mental Health Trust on 0300 1234244.

Anyone can call the single point of access number 24 hours a day, seven days a week, every day of the year.

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