People Matters HR is proud to be working with Boris MacKey, the Community Outreach Manager at rehab4addiction. They will present their online resource for dealing with the issue of mental health during the Coronavirus lockdown, known as Coronavirus: Guidance for Better Mental Health.

While many areas of the country are seeing some easing of lockdown restrictions, it is vital that other health concerns are not neglected. Introducing the article Boris writes:

During the COVID-19 pandemic, there will be a lot of information about the virus and its effects on mental health.

That’s because coronavirus and the social, financial and psychological implications it carries can seriously impact one’s mental wellbeing.

Government legislation, mass media coverage, and the increasing global death toll will cause a lot of stress, especially for the older population, children, and people with a history of mental health problems.

It’s of the utmost importance that we try to remain as composed as we can during this time.

The fear and anxiety that is gripping the nation are as contagious, if not more so than the illness itself.

While we are in no way diminishing the severity of the physical and epidemiological worry surrounding coronavirus, it is crucial that everyone has access to mental health resources, and is clued up on how they can look after themselves and their own mental health.

People with pre-existing mental problems should continue to manage and track their mental health. Self-care is vital, and it’s also important to try and reduce the stress for ourselves and others around us.

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Table of Contents to Coronavirus: Guidance to Better Mental Health

  1. Effects on Mental Health
  2. Things to Remember
  3. Precautionary Measures
  4. Plan and Prepare
  5. Evolving Guidelines
  6. Anxiety Mimicking Coronavirus
  7. Coronavirus, OCD & Anxiety
  8. Mental Health Resources
  9. Mental Wellbeing
  10. Substance Abuse
  11. References