You may feel unsettled, stressed, anxious or uneasy during this difficult time. This is a normal reaction, particularly if you're having to adjust to a new situation. There are things you can try that might help you to manage feelings of anxiety. Staying in touch with friends and family will help. And there are helplines and befriending services that can support you too.
Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) can help you manage problems by changing the way you think and behave. This can help with anxiety and depression. Mindfulness is a technique to improve mental wellbeing by paying more attention to your own thoughts and feelings or the world around you.
These apps could help with mindfulness and CBT:
Mindshift can help you develop strategies to deal with difficult situations. It’s based on CBT techniques.
MyLife meditation app offers short, guided meditations, yoga and acupressure videos tuned to how you feel.
Supporting your child
Children and young people may also be feeling anxious because of coronavirus. Their lives and routines have changed too. Supporting your child can be hard, particularly if they will not stay home during lockdown.