Staying Connected through Coronavirus
Increasing social connection (even if it’s not in person) helps to with our mental health. Connection is so important during these difficult times. Remember, we’re all in this together.
Interacting with others is important, Here are some creative ways that we can stay connected with friends and family:
- Set up a group video call, there are many options for online video calls that are free to use (Houseparty, Whatsapp, Facebook Messenger)
- Find a group or a friend to set daily challenges with. These could include a healthy habit, exercise, a mindful practice, a creative activity. Be sure to encourage each other and check in daily.
- Set dates and times with others, to watch your favourite tv show or have some dinner together. Message each other with your thoughts and comments along the way.
If there is someone you know who may struggle with social isolation or social distancing. It may be a good idea to reach out to them directly:
- Call them and let them know that you’ve been thinking about them
- Send them an email or text
- Leave a note under their door
- Include them in groups calls and online activities
Hope is a powerful gift and you can offer that to another person by reaching out and staying connected.
If you’re feeling stressed, anxious or overwhelmed by the current situation and would like some support, our counsellors are here for you. We’re committed to supporting people throughout the coronavirus situation.