Advice on How to Look After Your Mental Health During Covid-19

The past few weeks have been a stressful time for many of us. Although restrictions are being lifted in certain areas, the lockdown will continue to have an impact on the mental health of many UK citizens.

DS Medical have created a guide on how to keep your mind at ease during the coronavirus outbreak.

Self-Care

Looking after yourself is essential for your mental health.

Basic self-care such as healthy eating, a regular sleeping pattern, staying hydrated and keeping your home well-ventilated, are simple but effective ways to make your days feel a little brighter.

Stay well prepared with supplies and necessities to avoid any added stress that leaving the house may cause you. However, if you do want to venture out to get provisions or some daily exercise, be sure to instil safety measures to put yourself at ease.

Read our guide on preventing and controlling infections during COVID-19, or view our PPE and personal hygiene essentials, including antiseptic hand sanitiser, antibacterial wipes, and the 3M Valved Disposable Respirator Mask.

Reclaim Your Routine

Keeping a routine during lockdown will help maintain a certain level of normality in your life. Many of us are now working from home – try to set up a designated office space, get dressed, and continue with regular working hours.

For those who have been furloughed, or find themselves in a position of unemployment, keeping a routine is even more essential during this time. Remember, you are not alone, and your current situation is through no fault of your own. The best thing you can do for yourself is reclaim your power over the things you can control.

Exercise

As of 10th May 2020, the UK government lifted restrictions on outdoor exercise, it’s been scientifically proven that being active can have a positive impact on your mental health.

Enjoy some fresh air and take a walk in the sun for a dose of vitamin D to boost your serotonin levels!

Stay Informed

There are a number of ways you can stay up to date with everything that’s going on. Try to only consume news updates from the government or reputable media outlets.

If you’re concerned about health and safety, be sure to stay well informed on what steps to take should an accident or emergency happen.

View our education zone and blog for helpful safety guides, or view our extensive range of first aid equipment and stock your personal supply of safety supplies.

Communication

Keeping in touch with your loved ones will have huge benefits on your mental health.

Though we may not be able to visit all our friends and family in person, a chat with a familiar face is sometimes all we need! These days it’s easy to keep in touch with your loved ones, contact them by phone, video call, instant messaging, or even social media.

Remember, as restrictions are beginning to ease you now have the freedom to visit one person from outside of your household, as long as you continue to abide by the current social distancing and safety measures.

Most importantly, if you are struggling with your mental health please talk to someone, whether that be friends, family, colleagues, or professional services.

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Contact DS Medical

For more information or help regarding our health and safety products, please do not hesitate to contact our friendly team at info@dsmedical.co.uk or give us a call on 01329 311451.

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