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Coronavirus: dealing with the outbreak

The ongoing situation with coronavirus is not easy for anybody’s mental health or wellbeing. 

At the moment, government advice is that you can go outside for one form of exercise per day, and that you can also leave the house to get food, for health reasons, if you are a key worker, or if you’re caring for vulnerable people. 

While outside, stay six feet (two metres) away from others at all times. You should also wash your hands for at least twenty seconds after you’ve gone outside. 

If you want more information on what’s going on, we recommend you look at reputable news sources such as the BBC or the Guardian. The Guardian currently has a useful set of explainers on its site. 

For medical information or guidance on what you should be doing, don’t rely too heavily on social media. Facebook and Twitter often contain fake news and misinformation, which can add to feelings of fear, anxiety and confusion. Instead, check with the World Health Organisation or the NHS, who will only be sharing verified information. 

Helping you cope with coronavirus

Over the next few weeks, we’ll be sharing information to help you deal with what’s going on. You’ll be able to find all of these posts by clicking here

This will include posts on:

  • Coronavirus and mental health – how to keep up with self care and manage your mental health during the coronavirus outbreak
  • How to practically deal with isolation – how to keep in touch with friends and loved ones, make sure you’re getting enough fresh air, and checklists on things you might need at home
  • Money management and finances – how to apply for universal credit, how to access food banks and more
  • Bereavement – how to deal with the loss of loved ones
  • Mutual Aid – how to get involved in or get help from local mutual aid groups.

If there’s any information you think we’re missing, or you’d like to see a blog on a particular topic, please get in touch with our Policy and Campaigns Manager at emilyoliviareynolds@gmail.com

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