Health and wellbeing during COVID-19
Spending more time at home means finding new ways to keep active.There are lots of free keep fit videos online, starting from as little as two minutes and offering options for children. You could try:
- NHS Fitness Studio exercise videos (opens in new window)
- NHS easy exercise (opens in new window)
- BBC Good Food healthy storecupboard recipes (opens in new window)
You can also enjoy your daily exercise outside by walking, running or cycling in your local area. Please remember to follow social distancing guidelines at all times.
The COVID-19 outbreak also affects us all in terms of how we feel. Being in a situation where we feel less in control might feel difficult or stressful, but there are lots of things you can do:
- Be mindful of, and let go of, unhelpful ways of thinking, they will not help change the situation.
- Practice mindfulness as a tool to manage a busy mind, e.g. the Headspace app.
- Keep in mind the importance of relationships. Share how you feel, help others with their feelings.
- Concentrate on the future. Shorter-term plans may be uncertain, but it is helpful to remember that the current situation is temporary.
HomeStart have put together a list of charities offering resources and support with mental health and wellbeing (opens in new window).
Sutton Uplift (opens in new window) is a free service for anyone in Sutton experiencing difficulties and symptoms related to stress, anxiety and depression. Please use the self-referral form (opens in the new window) to access this service.