COVID-19 – Stress and Anxiety Support
The outbreak of COVID-19 may be a very stressful time for anyone, but potentially more so if you have underlying mental health issues. Fear and anxiety about any health condition can be overwhelming and cause strong emotions in adults and children. At Cavendish Homecare we understand that coping during this pandemic can be very challenging. However our experienced, compassionate Registered Mental Health Nurses are here to provide the help and support needed.
Our Registered Mental Health Nurses are passionate about working with you to develop a unique care plan suited to your needs. Support includes monitoring and controlling symptoms, medication management and working to rebuild self-esteem and confidence.
If you, or someone you care about, are feeling overwhelmed with emotions such as sadness, depression or anxiety our caring Registered Mental Health Nurses are able to assist with a range of support services including via the phone, video calls or home visits. Individualised access to 24/7 expertise is also available.
Managing Anxiety and Stress during the COVID-19 Pandemic
We all react differently to stressful situations. How you respond to the COVID-19 pandemic may depend on factors such as your background, the community you live in or any pre-existing mental health conditions. Depression, Anxiety, PTSD and Obsessive Compulsive Behaviour are just some of the disorders which may cause their sufferers to feel overwhelmed and therefore more anxious. This in turn affects daily life and the ability to care for oneself and complete basic tasks.
Those who may respond more strongly to the stress of a crisis include:
- Older people and those with chronic illnesses
- Those who are immunosuppressed and so are at higher risk of contracting COVID-19
- Young children and teens
- Healthcare professionals who are helping with the response to COVID-19
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Things you can do to reduce your stress
Attempting to reduce your stress will help you feel better and improve your ability to cope with anxieties and fears. You may find the following useful to help minimise your stress:
- Hearing and reading about the pandemic repeatedly can be upsetting and compound your worries so take time away from the news and social media.
- Stay healthy by eating nutritious food and regularly exercising.
- Sleep is very important so get plenty of it to set yourself up for a good start to the day.
- Relax and unwind. Take a moment to meditate and enjoy a hobby at home or in the outdoors.
- Talk to your loved ones and friends about how you are feeling.
Being well informed about COVID-19 and understanding the actual risks to yourself and people you care about may help you to keep a more balanced perspective about the pandemic. To that end we hope that you will find the following links useful:
To find out more about how best we can help you in the days and weeks ahead please call us on 0203 008 5210 or email email@example.com.