Look after yourself

Taking care of your mind and body is especially important right now. It’s normal to experience feelings like anxiety, stress, sadness, loneliness and frustration - everyone reacts in their own way to challenging events and uncertainty.

But there are things we can all do to look after ourselves and loved ones. It’s okay to ask for help, and lots of support is available.

Connect with others - stay in touch regularly by phone, video or online. Catch up with friends or family or talk about your worries with someone you trust.

Focus on what you can control - plan a daily routine and set small goals to give you some structure and sense of achievement. Limit news and media exposure to help reduce anxiety, and only use reliable sources like the NHS and government websites.

Try to do things you enjoy, find relaxing and that keep your mind active - this can help with worries and boost your mood.

Look after your body - staying active, eating a healthy, balanced diet, getting enough sleep and cutting down on alcohol and smoking can all help you feel good.

Information and support

Looking after your mind and body

Struggling to manage feelings or behaviours

If you, or someone you care for, has a mental health problem or learning disability

Parents and carers of children and young people, including those with additional needs

Advice for young people