Coronavirus – Looking after your mental health
We are facing extraordinary times due to the outbreak of Coronavirus (Covid-19) and it’s important that we all heed the advice to stay safe at home. This is a crucial step we can all take to help limit the spread of the virus and keep healthy and well.
In these unsettling times, it is not only your physical health that might be challenged but also your mental health.
This could be whether you already have a diagnosed mental health condition or are experiencing low moods, stress, anxiety or depression for the first time because of your concerns about the Covid-19 Virus. Or you may just simply be finding it hard to cope without the social activities and interactions that you would normally have or finding it difficult having to stay at home.
We completely understand that this is also an extremely unsettling time for those of you in employment………What is Furlough?…….Am I at risk of losing my job?………How can I keep on top of my outgoings?……………… During this unusual time we are also offering the following services:
- Support in retaining current employment
- Support in securing new employment
- Support for the self employed
- Guidance in applying for relevant benefits
- Guidance in applying for mortgage holidays and council tax breaks
- Furlough – understanding and guidance
NHS partners on the Isle of Wight are working hard with community and third sector organisations to develop a wide range of resources for anyone in the community who might be struggling or just wants some advice and guidance.
There is also additional information on the new Island community Coronavirus website https://www.iowcoronavirus.co.uk/ including a section on mental health here https://www.iowcoronavirus.co.uk/mental-heath/
Please check both this and our website regularly for updates.
Keep safe and well.