How to look after your mental health during the coronavirus outbreak

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Infectious disease outbreaks such as coronavirus (COVID-19) can be scary and can affect our mental health. While it’s important to stay informed, it’s also vital we look after our mental wellbeing.

After living in a pandemic for so long, you may be feeling exhausted, fed up, depressed or anxious. You may have experienced bereavement, furlough or unemployment as well as loneliness, disruption to normal life, and relationship stress. While some of us have been able to enjoy new family routines or more time outdoors, for many of us life feels difficult and uncertain.

We have created a COVID-19 resources hub to give helpful tips and advice across all our nations that we hope will help you, your friends, and your family to look after your mental health.

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Change, loss and bereavement

During the coronavirus outbreak we have all been through enormous change, and some of us are experiencing loss of different types, including the profound loss experienced when someone close to us dies.

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Returning to school after lockdown

The coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic and the continued levels of restrictions in place across the UK, is an unprecedented situation that continues to affect our lives.

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Looking after your mental health as a teacher

This section of our guide on returning to school after the coronavirus lockdown provides advice on how teachers can look after their own mental health when schools resume face to face teaching. 

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Coronavirus and mental health tips

Infectious disease outbreaks such as coronavirus (COVID-19) can be scary and can affect our mental health. While it’s important to stay informed, it’s also vital we look after our mental wellbeing.

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