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Mental Health during COVID-19

Mental Health during COVID-19

by: Jack.org

Mental Health in a global pandemic. We are sharing some of the tips our partner Jack.org have developed on how we can look out for our mental and physical health as we navigate tough times, together.

Tips on how to look out for your mental health during COVID-19

 

 

Coping with COVID: A webinar series on young people and mental health

Coping with COVID: A webinar series on young people and mental health

Developed by: UN Secretary - General's Envoy on Youth

Following the World Health Organisation’s classification of COVID-19 as pandemic, Governments all around the world have started to respond by enforcing measures such as social-distancing, quarantine and isolation. While necessary, these measures can have a significant effect on young people’s mental health. Fear, anxiety, anger, sadness and grief are compounded by being away from schools, work, peers, adjusting to new ways of learning and working, as well as fear of losing jobs and family income.

For this reason, the Secretary-General’s Envoy on Youth, in partnership with the World Health Organisation and UNICEF, are hosting a series of webinars for young people, titled “#CopingWithCOVID”. Our aim is to provide young people with a platform for genuine connection amid uncertainty, encouraging them to field their questions to the experts from UNICEF and WHO, generate mental health awareness among young people, and strengthen demand for integrated mental health and psychosocial interventions.

You can watch the web series here
Strategies for young people in our new normal

Strategies for young people in our new normal

By Unicef

Unicef  shares 6 strategies for young people during this new normal. 

Have you been wanting to learn how to do something new, start a new book or spend time practicing a musical instrument? Now is the time to do that. Focusing on yourself and finding ways to use your new-found time is a productive way to look after your mental health.

Check out the strategies here! 

Create a Mental Wealth Plan

Create a Mental Wealth Plan

By: Sandra Corelli - @sandra_corelli

Do you have a 'Mental Wealth Plan'?🧠
During this time of uncertainty, many of us are focusing on our financial plans. It's equally as important to focus on our 'Mental Wealth Plan'.⠀A critical component of our Mental Wealth is taking the time to look inward, and making time for reflection. Try using these daily checkpoints:⠀⠀
What am I worried about?
Spend time writing down everything that you are worried about. Label and accept your emotions without judgement. ⠀⠀
What am I focusing on?
Recognize what you may be ruminating on, let go of things you can't control.⠀
What can I actually control right now?
Identity what you 'can control' right now. Start there. ⠀⠀
What is this situation helping me become?
Consider are you becoming more resilient, grateful, empathetic, etc. ⠀⠀
What am I grateful for?

Identify the small moments of joy in your day and practice gratitude. ⠀⠀
What do I need?​

Identify what your body and mind need and practice self-care.⠀
Self Care tips

Self Care tips

brought to you by our partners Mind your Mind

Our partners at Mind your Mind have created a list of ways you can maintain your self care during isolation. With lots of changes happening around us, it's important to keep in mind the ways that we can take care of ourselves. These times may be tough, but so are we! We can get through this together. 

Check out the list of wellness tips to maintain self care during COVID-19