Riding out this pandemic can be tough. But the Y is here to help!
We’ve all been experiencing a higher level of anxiety and stress than normal. The COVID-19 pandemic is not only physically affecting millions of people around the world, but it’s also putting a strain on the world’s economy. The repercussions of this situation are like nothing many of us have seen in our lifetimes. It’s normal for us to feel worried and to recognise this. It’s important to make sure we take care of our mental health.
Take a look at some of our mental health and wellbeing resources below.
Relaxation techniques can help to relax the mind and body and manage some of the symptoms of anxiety and depression. This article is adapted from a piece previously published on Beyond Blue’s Heads Up website.
Health promotion charity Headspace shares resources on how look after your wellbeing – from coping with stress and family conflict, to balancing online school and working from home.
Need help coping with stress? The Headspace app and website provides soothing guides on meditation. Plus, if you’re unemployed you can get Headspace Plus for free.
Our friends at YMCA NSW have also created a variety of useful blogs on wellbeing that we’d recommend reading.
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Having supportive people in your life is important for our mental health. A problem shared is a problem halved right? Who’s a part of your support squad? Whether it’s a family member, friend or colleague, having a trusted support squad for us makes the hard times a little easier and the good times even better. Download the checklist and get your squad into formation today.
It’s time to get social, connect with old friends and meet new ones along the way. Feeling a bit out of practice and not sure where to start? We’ve created a list of activities to add to your calendar to reconnect with those in your social circle. Download in and get socializing.
How about some IRL connection? Throw some dice to work your way through the IRL game board. Whichever tile you land on, challenge yourself to complete that activity. You can play the game multiple times to complete different activities. The dice are in your hands, get social and connect IRL.
Our Young People have curate a list of books, podcasts and movies that explore and shed light on the experience of being a woman in a patriarchal world. We hope these stories open your eyes and inspire you to be an advocate for an equal world for everyone, regardless of gender.