The new coronavirus that was discovered in December 2019 and causes the COVID-19 illness, has spread around the world and is impacting on the lives of many people. Although COVID-19 is a physical illness, the changes it has brought to our lives is having a big impact on mental health too.
We're all facing a new way of living, working and schooling and everyone will react in different ways to this. It's ok to feel worried, anxious or down. You might be struggling to sleep or, even if you're getting sleep, feeling sluggish and unmotivated. These are normal reactions to being in a situation that is uncertain and difficult to manage.
We've pulled together and created a range of tailored resources and activities to help you to look after your own mental health and to support others. Click on the links below to find out more.
Self-care over the summer holidays
Lancashire Mind Wellbeing Newsletters
Our newsletters have been created for students, school staff and parents with updates, activities and tips to maintain good mental wellbeing during lockdown and beyond. If you would like your school to be added to our mailing list, please email Jess.
**All other newsletters**
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The Wellbeing Passport and card are tools for young people and their supporters to help them to share information about their mental health and emotional wellbeing. It's something that can be used in many situations and settings, where it's important for young people to feel confident to tell their story.
If you require emotional support for your own mental health or if you're concerned about the health of someone else, call the LSCFT Mental Health Helpline: freephone 0800 915 4640, open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year for people living in Lancashire.
Children and young people who live in Blackburn with Darwen and Lancashire can access free, anonymous, online support from Kooth.