The Covid-19 situation can challenge our mental health but we can rest assured that the supports we need are still there. The way we access these supports may require a temporary adjustment. We might need to put extra effort into looking after our mental health for a while. But we will get through this. Use our tips and worksheets below to support yourself and those around you during this time.
Mental Health Ireland has shared five simple actions we can all take to protect our mental health and maintain positive wellbeing during uncertain and challenging times. Scroll through to see the Five Ways.
Enjoy our library of videos & podcasts created to help us support our mental health during difficult times.
Connect - Teresa Keane
Be Active - Miffy Hoad
Podcast on Gratitude feat. Finola Colgan
Take Notice - Miffy Hoad
Keep Learning - Finola Colgan
Give - Nicola Morley
Give - Gina Delaney
Five Ways - John McElhinney
Keeping Routines - Kelly Delaney
Mental Health Ireland & Midwest Radio Partnership - Mental Health & Wellbeing in Tough Times
Video & Podcast Series with Teresa Keane
Mental Health Ireland are delighted to partner with Midwest Radio on a video and podcast series designed to support your mental health and well-being in tough times. During the series Teresa Keane, Mental Health Ireland Development Officer for Mayo & Roscommon, will explore a range of topics related to mental health and wellbeing. Make sure to pop back soon for the latest videos.
Mental Health & Wellbeing during Tough Times
Mental Health & Exercise
Mental Health Podcast: Go Outside
Mental Health Podcast: Fear
Mental Health Podcast: Focus
Mental Health Podcast: Awe
Mental Health Podcast: Masks
Mental Health Podcast: Dreams
Mental Health Podcast: Patience
Mental Health Podcast: World Mental Health Day
Mental Health Podcast: Inner Critic
Mental Health Podcast: Happiness
Positive Mental Health
Guide to a Good Night’s Sleep
By Amy Gibney
A healthy sleep routine can be a big difference to how we feel and has great benefits to our physical and mental health. Whether you’ve had sleeping problems before Covid-19, or if they’ve only come on recently, there are clear action steps that you can take to improve your sleep and boost your health and your mood.
Coping with Changes in the Home
By Colman Noctor
How everything about daily life has changed at once. Life for everyone has turned upside down and inside out. The result being a complete rearrangement of our value systems and much of which is unfamiliar and uncertain. The results are going to be different from family to family and person to person.
Talking to children and young people about COVID-19
The Department of Education and Skills has released some advice for parents and schools on talking to children and young people about COVID-19.
They suggest letting the child or young person’s age and questions guide you as to how much information to give them.
Minding Your Mental Health & Wellbeing as a Volunteer
“That’s one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind.” Neil Armstrong upon landing on the Moon 1969
Volunteers similarly take that one significant apparently small step which has immeasurable benefits for mankind.