Looking after your mental health during COVID-19
Staying at home can cause issues for those who are experiencing or feel at risk of domestic abuse. You can find domestic violence support here.
Resources to look after your mind
- Find ways to take care of your mind during the COVID-19 outbreak.
- Read some creative ideas for staying social at home.
- Read tips on how to enjoy a more positive time online.
- Find a free app to help you with your mental health.
- If you already have a mental health problem, you can access guidance provided by Mind.
Our physical health has a big impact on how we feel. The links below will help you stay active at home.
- Do a 10-minute workout from the NHS.
- Find the best free videos and apps to keep you moving at home.
- Browse the NHS Fitness Studio’s range of online exercise videos.
Mental health support
In a life-threatening emergency, phone 999 and ask for an ambulance.
- Government advice on how you can look after your mental health and wellbeing.
- Kooth offers free, safe and anonymous online support for young people aged 11–25.
- Thrive LDN have a toolkit to help you live a happier and healthier life.
24-hour help lines
All of these services are free and confidential.
- Samaritans: call 116 123 or visit the Samaritans website.
- Shout: text ‘SHOUT’ to 85258.
- Young Minds (for young people): text ‘YM’ to 85258.
If you are worried about someone else
IAPT Lewisham offers a range of psychological therapies. Find out more about IAPT Lewisham here.