Coping with COVID-19

COVID-19 has had an impact on us all. The pandemic has been a period of significant uncertainty for everyone and we have all had to adapt our lives.

Whether you are recovering from COVID-19, shielding, coping with a medical issue or disability, or if you have faced other changes to your everyday life, it is normal if you are experiencing issues with your mental health. Stress and anxiety can have an effect on how you physically feel and make you feel more fatigued or tired.

It is important to recognise when you are feeling stressed or anxious so that you are able to take positive steps to manage your feelings.

There are also a number of resources that you may find useful in coping with COVID-19, some of which can be found on the following websites:

  • The Stepiau website has information about mental health services in Cardiff and the Vale, with resources specific to COVID-19.
  • The NHS website ‘One You’has resources and practical advice for managing your mental wellbeing during the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • On the Public Health Wales Website there are the pages ‘How are you?’ gives advice on how you can access support, with specific information for parents and carers, older people, children and young people, and pregnant women.
  • The Let’s Talk About CBT website has information about coping with anxiety about Coronavirus, and what helps to cope with uncertainty.
  • The University of Exeter has produced a self-help program Get Active Feel Good, which may be useful to cope with low mood, and to help with positive steps to improve your mental well-being.
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