A healthy lifestyle gives us physical and mental wellbeing and good social connections. This is important, as the coronavirus pandemic has shown that people have a better chance of recovery if they are healthy. Being healthy is a good way to be kind to yourself.
A healthy lifestyle includes a balanced diet and regular exercise. It should include plenty of rest, especially sleep. Alcohol should be avoided or drunk in moderation.
Children learn about healthy lifestyles from their parents. To set a good example, follow this link https://www.nhs.uk/live-well/
Feeling low or worried when you feel overwhelmed by debts, have just lost your job or have been made redundant, is a normal response.
There are lots of different organisations that offer support and advice on coping with financial stress, such as the NHS https://www.nhs.uk/mental-health/advice-for-life-situations-and-events/how-to-cope-with-financial-worries/.
You may meet the criteria for benefits. Please look on the Gov UK website for more information about this.
Your Mental Health
Struggling with your mental health can feel very lonely and isolating. However, you are not alone, and there are many support systems out there that can give you guidance and advice on feeling better.
https://www.mind.org.uk/information-support/ to look at the Mind website for further advice.
https://www.samaritans.org/wales/how-we-can-help/contact-samaritan/ if you need to talk anonymously.
If you are in immediate danger, call 999
There are a number of organisations that can help you at this difficult time.
Survivors of Bereavement by Suicide (SOBS). https://uksobs.org/ SOBS runs support groups all over the UK and also has a helpline service that you can call on 0300 111 5065 for support.
Another organisation who may be able to help is Cruse Bereavement Care. https://www.cruse.org.uk/ Cruse also run a support helpline that you can call on 0808 808 1677.
Mental Wellbeing Tool Kit - Parents