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Carry on doing things you enjoy

If we are feeling worried, anxious, lonely or low, we may stop doing things we usually enjoy.

Make an effort to focus on your favourite hobby or start a new hobby and find something that you enjoy..

If you cannot think of anything you like doing, try learning something new at home. There are lots of free tutorials and courses online.


Do not stay glued to the news

Try to limit the time you spend watching, reading or listening to the media and think about turning off breaking-news alerts on your phone.

You could set yourself a specific time to read updates or limit yourself to checking a couple of times a day.


Stay connected with others

Maintaining healthy relationships with people you trust is important for your mental wellbeing.

Think about how ways to stay in touch with friends and family, this could be by phone, messaging, video calls or social media.

You can check our our social media via the links at the bottom of the page.


Get good sleep

Good-quality sleep makes a big difference to how we feel, so it's important to get enough.

Try to maintain your regular sleeping pattern and stick to good sleep practices.

You can read more about good sleeping tips here.


Talk about your worries

It's normal to feel a bit worried, scared or helpless about the current situation.

 Remember: it is OK to share your concerns with others you trust – and doing so may help them too.

If you cannot speak to someone you know or if doing so has not helped, there are plenty of helplines you can try instead. We have listed support/information lines here.

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