Minding Your Mental Health
The spread of COVID-19 is worrying and stressful for us all. Everyone's lives and daily routines are being affected by the necessary measures that have been introduced to keep us all safe and travel and social restrictions are challenging. Some people might find it more worrying than others and may need some extra support but be assured, we are all in this together.
During this worrying time you may notice some of the following:
- increased anxiety
- feeling stressed
- finding yourself excessively checking for symptoms, in yourself, or others
- becoming irritable more easily
- feeling insecure or unsettled
- fearing that normal aches and pains might be the virus
- having trouble sleeping
- feeling helpless or a lack of control
- having irrational thoughts
How to mind your mental health during this time
- Stay informed but set limits for news and social media
- Keep up your healthy routines
- Stay connected to others
- Try to anticipate distress and support each other
- Don’t make assumptions
Further information can be found on minding your mental health during this time can be found here. on HSE's Minding your mental health during the coronavirus outbreak page.
Mental Health Ireland
Minding Our Mental Health during COVID-19
Mental Health Ireland has shared five simple actions we can all take to protect our mental health and maintain positive wellbeing during uncertain and challenging times.
In This Together
Government Campaign for Wellbeing and Connection
Community support during COVID-19
Community Call – with listings of all Local Authority Contacts
Request a call back
The eight Citizens Information Services and the Citizens Information Phone Service are working together to deliver a single, national call back service.
An Post supporting the community
Postmen and postwomen across the country will call to the front doors of older and vulnerable customers along their delivery route and will take any post this community have for free and put it into circulation.
Mental Health supports and services during COVID-19
HSE have listed online counselling and supports services; phone, email and text supports, and supports for younger people, their parents or guardians.
Mental Well-Being During Covid-19 Outbreak
Aware have useful information on caring for your mental well-being, working from home and supports.
COVID-19: Minding your Mental Health
Mental Health and Suicide Crisis Supports and Services During Covid-19