Positive Ageing – staying mentally healthy

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Positive Ageing – staying mentally healthy

  • Date 4:11 PM Thursday 16 April 2020
  • Type COVID-19

During this time of uncertainty your emotional and mental well-being is important. It is normal to feel stressed or lonely when self-isolating, but there are some things you can do to feel better.

Staying connected is important for our well-being and it helps us all feel safer, less stressed and less anxious. While we are limiting social contact to contain the spread of COVID-19 there are still ways we can connect. Check in with family and friends often and reach out to your usual supports over the phone. Sharing how you’re feeling and offering support to others can be a great help.

Sticking to a routine is also important. Try to go to sleep and wake up at the same time, eat at regular times, shower, change your clothes, have regular phone calls or catch ups with friends and do your chores. Getting out in the fresh air or going for a brief stroll can also help you relax and have a positive impact on your thoughts. Remember if you do leave your home, ensure you are practicing physical distancing.

Find more information on how to stay mentally healthy at the COVID-19 website

If you are feeling unwell please contact your GP or, if you are experiencing COVID-19 symptoms, please phone the COVID-19 Healthline: 0800 358 5453