“It’s understandable if you feel anxious at the moment, as for many of us this situation is new and brings many uncertainties. Try to focus on the things you can control at the moment, such as looking after yourself, your family and finances, and limit your consumption of the news and sensationalist stories on social media”.
Together with Polly Haselton, our Clinical Partnerships Manager and Cognitive Behavioural Therapist, we have put together our five top tips to supporting your mental health during COVID-19.
Oxford VR’s five top tips to supporting your mental health during COVID-19
- Mute things that are triggering anxiety
Limit how much time you spend reading the news, ideally to just once a day and not right before bed.
- Stay connected
Stay connected with your loved ones – use technology to video call your family and friends.
- Down time
Exercise, eat well, stay hydrated and maintain a regular sleep routine.
- De-clutter your mind
Create a ‘to do list’ and slowly work through it. Write down any worries you may have.
Sign up to free courses or webinars around topics that interest you. Start a new hobby or pick up an old one.