How To Look After Your Mental Health In A Pandemic
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How To Look After Your Mental Health In A Pandemic

Learning how to look after your mental health in a pandemic is an important part of tackling Covid-19. Even though we’re beginning to see the light at the end of the tunnel, the effects that this devastating virus has had on our mental health as a nation are still concerning and important to address. So, how do you look after your mental health throughout a pandemic? Here are a few tips…

Practice mindfulness

Practicing mindfulness is a great way to centre yourself and calm your mind when things begin to get overwhelming. There are many different ways to practice mindfulness – whatever works best for you is perfect! Here are a few examples, if you’d like some inspiration…

  • Guided or self meditation
  • Yoga
  • Gardening
  • Colouring in
  • Walk in nature
  • Keep a journal

Stay connected

Sometimes we may prefer to take time out for ourselves, and that’s completely fine. It is important though, especially while isolating, quarantined, etc. to stay in touch with the people we love. Friends, family, anyone who brings a little light into our lives. If seeing loved ones in person isn’t possible just yet, set up a video chat or send them a voice message to let them know you’re thinking of them. It’s the little things that make us feel warm and fuzzy inside.

Ask for help

If you begin to feel excessively sad, depressed, anxious, angry or any other feelings that are detrimental to your health when you just can’t seem to shake them, it might be time to get in touch with a counsellor, doctor or another health provider. Otherwise, you can get in touch with a mental health service like Lifeline or Beyond Blue.

For members of our community with English as a second language, there are many translated resources to be found here on the health.gov.au website.

Let’s all just remember, we’re not alone in this!

If you or someone you know are struggling to cope financially and need a little support in the form of food, household items or other everyday essentials, or if you just need to speak with someone who cares, please don’t hesitate to reach out to the ProjectKindness team via the contact details below.

Phone: 0402 518 450

Email: bekind@projectkindness.com.au 

www.projectkindness.com.au 

As always, stay kind!

Team Kindness 💖

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