With many feeling worried or anxious during the coronavirus outbreak, there are lots of things we can all do to look after our own mental health and help others to prevent these feelings from becoming more serious.
Their Royal Highnesses’ The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are backing the Every Mind Matters campaign which has been developed with clinicians, academics and leading mental health charities. Oxford Health clinical psychologist and head of the Oxford Centre for Psychological Health, Professor Paul Salkovskis was one of the clinical advisors developing the material.
He said: “Now more than ever everyone needs to find effective ways of managing the problems generated both by the problems posed by Covid-19 and the challenges of the way we are all having to deal with it.
“This is true regardless of their general mental health. Every Mind Matters has now generated strategies which can help both now and as the crisis evolves.”
Every Mind Matters encourages people to complete a personal Mind Plan, a quick and free interactive tool offering tailored mental well-being advice. More than 1.9 million Mind Plans have already been created since the launch in October 2019.
It is part of a range of new Every Mind Matters resources, designed specifically to help manage our mental health during coronavirus which includes specific content for individuals and their loved ones, and support for specific mental wellbeing issues such as anxiety, stress, low mood and trouble sleeping.
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have narrated a powerful new short film set to be broadcast across national television channels from Monday, April 20. The film features a range of people whose lives have been affected by COVID19. It aims to spread the vital message that everyone can take care of their mental wellbeing at this difficult time and that support is there for those who need it.
Search ‘Every Mind Matters’ to get your own Mind Plan.