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Ellie · Thu, 9 Apr 2020, 11:12

Coping During the Lockdown



How is everyone coping with the lockdown?

It is tough times for many of us at the moment, I hope you are finding ways to cope during these strange days?

I’m finding it hard wondering what will happen after this is all over. I try to cope by just taking one day at a time and focusing on small chunks of time rather than the bigger picture. I can change my home environment but I can’t change the wider outcomes of this crisis so it helps to distract myself with tasks that make me feel useful, like I’ve accomplished something.

Can anyone offer some tips for how they are managing to keep well?

Anonymous · Thu, 9 Apr 2020, 11:20 ·

I've been trying to make sure I do some stretching everyday, working from home means I seem to not move about as much.

Anonymous · Thu, 9 Apr 2020, 11:21 ·

Hi, I'm finding the suggestions in the COVID-19 thread really helpful: https://likemind.nhs.uk/forum/topics/covid-19 Especially about keeping to a routine, getting outside every now and then, connecting with people, and not watching the news too much! I like your suggestion about taking it one day at a time and doing things to make you feel like you've accomplished something, however small :)

Ellie · Thu, 9 Apr 2020, 11:25 ·

Yeah structure really helps me keep motivated too! Below are some resources people might find helpful and don’t forget to check out all the great resources on these web pages. If you are feeling unsafe or in a crisis always contact your care team Emerging Minds a resource for young people with anxiety https://emergingminds.org.uk/ Crisis Support Information if feeling low and suicidal: https://www.sussexpartnership.nhs.uk/urgent-help-crisis CALM offering support for men: https://www.thecalmzone.net/ Crisis Support services: https://www.mindcharity.co.uk/crisis-services/ Anxiety UK https://www.anxietyuk.org.uk/

Ellie · Thu, 9 Apr 2020, 11:28 ·

Would anyone else like share some tips for how they are getting on?