10 ways to survive lockdown10 Ways to survive lockdown
At this time it is possible to watch 24 hours of coverage and stories about Coronavirus being posted to your newsfeed or online. Media outlets have a lot of time to fill, so you will find they focus on stories that emphasise the stress, strain and difficulties as it is sensational stories that make headlines.
If you are watching a lot of this it can have a negative impact on your mood and can easily lead to you feeling helpless.
Reduce the amount you are reading and watching about Coronavirus, maybe check in with the news just once a day. Read articles from a reputable source. The BBC news online can be an accessible place to get a responsibly clear picture of what is happening. Be careful of what appears on your newsfeeds and avoid getting into a cycle of doomscrolling.
Additional support can be found at:
www.youngminds.org.uk – mental health information
www.kooth.com – free anonymous online counciling
www.giveusashout.org – free text messaging service for advice
www.childline.org.uk – 0800 1111
www.samaritans.org – 116 123 talk anytime about any issue
- Managing Behaviour
- Coping with parents breaking up (leaflets for parents as well)
- Work stress
If you would like to receive a copy of any of these 10 ways leaflets, please email firstname.lastname@example.org and we will send them to you.