BCS recognizes and understands the feelings of anxiety, distress and concern many people may be experiencing in relation to the coronavirus (COVID-19) and offers the following well-being advice.
Working from home:
- Be realistic about what can be achieved.
- Keep the hours you work in check and be mindful of work-life balance.
- Stay in touch with family and friends.
- Eat well and prioritize sleep
- tay physically fit, there are many home fitness YouTube’s you can follow
- Try and find time to switch off from Coronavirus infomation overload on tv.
- Monitor warning signs of poor mental health.
- Reach out to mentors and colleagues for support.
- Maintain interests outside work.
- Don’t be afraid to ask for help.
Common signs of mental illness in adults and adolescents can include the following:
- Excessive worrying or fear
- Feeling excessively sad or low
- Problems concentrating
- Mood changes, including excessive highs
- Prolonged or strong feelings of irritability or anger
- Avoiding calling or face time with friends
- Difficulties understanding or relating to other people
- Changes in sleeping habits
- Feeling tired and low energy
- Changes in eating habits such as increased hunger or lack of appetite
- Inability to carry out daily activities or handle daily problems and stress
If you feel you need a little extra help – Online Counseling is convenient, private and it works.