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.