Taking care of your mental health

Advice for members about maintaining good mental health and wellbeing during the coronavirus outbreak.

COVID 19 is infecting more and more people in the UK. As we know from recent government statements, this is likely to disrupt many aspects of our lives.

As a physiotherapist, your job and the way you provide care to others may be a cause of stress and anxiety.

One of the best ways to increase your resilience is social support from family, friends, and colleagues. Sharing anxieties, worries or concerns is important.

Within the workplace, sharing work and ensuring there is a balance between difficult and easier tasks is also a key factor in ensuring effective teamwork and reducing anxiety.

Inevitably some of your normal social contacts will be stretched. Self-isolation and changes in government policy may make your ability to contact friends and family harder. It is vital to start to think about how to maintain these connections over the next coming weeks and months.

Dealing with anxiety

How to keep making sure that your own mental health and wellbeing are being maintained during the coronavirus outbreak.

How to deal with anxiety
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Mindfulness and breathing

Mindfulness is a technique that anyone can learn, and it's something you can practice at any time

Using mindfulness
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Post-traumatic stress disorder

Find out what you can do if you suspect that you have PTSD.

Do you have PTSD?
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Resources and helplines

Some websites, apps and helplines you can use if you are struggling with your mental health during COVID-19

Mental health resources
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