Life as we know it has been radically changed by the pandemic and for many, our mental wellbeing has taken a hit... Let's talk about it.
For some, it's the complete 180 from classroom learning to online learning, for others it's the lockdown and not being able to see your loved ones. Perhaps it's the anxieties around the virus or something else completely.
It's all totally understandable and we hope you can see that there's a light outside of this bleak tunnel.
Use Our In-house Counselling Services
Don't feel like you have to search far and wide to receive help and support. Our in-house counselling service is for you to use at anytime you feel you need it. There'll be no judgement, there'll be no pushback in getting you the support. Speaking confidentially about your worries could take some weight off your shoulder and may resolve some of the issues you have.
Actually, therapy is encouraged whether you have worries or not. Just talking can do wonders but you won't know until you try.
Contect with Others
Being with other people we get on with has a chemical impact on our brains, producing oxytocin, an anxiety-reducing hormone. So when you start feeling stressed or anxious, turn to others for a chat. Whether it's a socially distanced meet up or messages over social media. Surround yourself with people who has a positive impact in your life. .
A Platform for Digital Mental Health Care - Kooth.com
Kooth is an online mental wellbeing platform for young people.
You can benefit from
- Free, safe and anonymous support on your mental wellbeing
- Access to Kooth's magazine of helpful articles, personal experiences and tips from young people and the Kooth team.
- Discussion boards - start or join a healthy conversation
- Your personal daily journal - keep track of your feelings or emotions and reflect on how you're feeling
Have you had a look at Kooth's #DontDoItAloneCampaign?
Some things should be done alone... like acting out an entire ensemble of a westend cast.. on your own lol! But dealing with your mental health is not one of them. Use their free serviice to your benefit.
Do Something for Yourself
From enjoying your favourite hobby, learning something new or simply taking time to relax, it's important to do things that make you happy. Try a new hobby or learn a new skill! Setting goals and learning new skills can be a great way to meet people, build your self-esteem and feel a sense of achievement.