Minding your Mental Health - COVID-19
SBHI COVID-19 Support Group
We are delighted to inform you that we have launched a COVID-19 Support Group for SBHI service users on Facebook! https://www.facebook.com/groups/SbhiSupportGroup
Many of our service users such as members, parents and carers are currently experiencing stress and anxiety associated with the ongoing pandemic. The COVID-19 Support Group will provide a safe space for SBHI service users to interact during this unprecedented time. The utility of this group will be reviewed once the Government lifts all COVID-19 restrictions.
The purpose of the group:
• Help alleviate anxiety and worry amongst our service users.
• Enable peers to share mutual experiences.
• Facilitate the sharing of helpful resources and services.
• Relieve isolation & loneliness.
• Offer advice on practical queries such PA services, medical services, medical and continence supplies, allowances and entitlements etc.
• Provide reliable and genuine COVID-19 information.
SBHI staff will moderate the COVID-19 Support Group and offer support where required within our usual operating hours: Monday – Friday, 9am - 1pm and 2pm - 5pm. If support is required outside of these hours, please refer to the ‘Important Contacts’ resource on the COVID-19 Support Group. The Support Group is a private, moderated group with specific terms and conditions. Before requesting to join the group, please read and accept the terms and conditions listed on the ‘About’ page. If you are under 18 and wish to join the group, please email written parental permission to [email protected]
To join the group, please visit: https://www.facebook.com/groups/SbhiSupportGroup
‘Infectious disease outbreaks like coronavirus (COVID-19), can be worrying. This can affect your mental health. But there are many things you can do to mind your mental health during times like this.’ Find out more by visiting: https://www2.hse.ie/wellbeing/mental-health/minding-your-mental-health-during-the-coronavirus-outbreak.html
https://www.alustforlife.com/ - This is another very useful website with instructional videos on how to manage anxiety and stress during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Tips - Working from Home
https://www.alustforlife.com/the-bigger-picture/minding-your-mind-with-a-routine-when-working-from-home-during-covid19 - This is a useful guide for keeping a routine while working from home.
Dr Eddie Murphy - Mental Health Tips
Dr Eddie Murphy – Clinical Psychologist, Author and Mental Health Advocate provides tips on minding your mental health in light of the COVID-19 pandemic.
HSE: Infectious disease outbreaks like #COVID-19 can be worrying. This can affect your mental health. But there are many things you can do to mind your mental health during times like this.
For updated factual information on COVID-19 (coronavirus), and minding your mental health, visit: https://www2.hse.ie/wellbeing/mental-health/minding-your-mental-health-during-the-coronavirus-outbreak.html