It’s not our usual, it’s not our routine. Being in lockdown, or quarantine, or social distancing, can be hard on your mental health as well as your overall health. We’ve compiled some resources below which may go some way to help you cope with your physical and mental health. Remember your GP is still available for non-coronavirus related illnesses, and if you feel you need to visit them they will be available.
Physical Activity and Mental Health
Physical Activity can help your mental health in a number of ways – find out how in this infosheet. Click the button to download.
Looking after your Wellbeing when self-isolating
If your mental health is getting worse, you should contact your GP directly, and in an emergency do not hesitate to call 111 or 999. Click the button to download.
Emotions and Social Distancing
Our Clinical Lead of Health Psychology Dr Sophie Edwards has pulled together some information based on the British Psychological Society’s research to help you manage your emotions while social distancing. Click the button to download.
Our Clinical Lead of Health Psychology Greater Manchester Dr Neesha Patel talks about methods to gain awareness of your thoughts and feelings during the Coronavirus uncertainty. Click the button to download.
The power of the sun
Even if you are in lockdown or self-isolating, it is important to spend time in the outside world. But why? This document goes into some of the benefits of experiencing nature.
PODCAST – Building Healthy Habits During Lockdown
Our UK Clinical Lead of Health Psychology Dr Sophie Edwards and Clinical Lead of Health Psychology in our Greater Manchester Service Dr Neesha Patel discuss how to build healthy habits during lockdown. Click to download the podcast.
PODCAST – Physical Activity
Active Lifestyles Lead Connor from our Suffolk team discusses Physical Activity and it’s benefits. Click to download the podcast.
PODCAST – Nutrition
Dr Sophie Edwards joins Hannah and Kirsten – registered nutritionists – to talk about food. Click to download the podcast.
PODCAST – Emotional Eating
Dr Sophie Edwards talks to Dr Neesha Patel about what Emotional Eating is, when it becomes a problem, and the difference between physical an emotional hunger – and importantly, how an overly restrictive diet can fuel emotional eating.
PODCAST – Mindfulness
Dr Sophie Edwards talks to Sarah Knapp, Adult Weight Management Practitioner, about the different types of Mindfulness practise and how we can incorporate them into our daily lives.
PODCAST SHORT – Guided Meditation
Weight Management Practitioner Patrycja from our Essex team leads a guided Mindfulness Meditation. Click to download the podcast.
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