I have highlighted some tips I hope you find helpful:
Try to avoid speculation and look up reputable sources on the outbreak
Try to stay connected at times of stress, we work better in company and with support. Try and keep in touch with your friends and family
Try to anticipate distress – its normal to feel vulnerable and overwhelmed, it is important to acknowledge these feelings
“And the very last thing we need right now, is a mindset of mutual distancing.
We actually need to be thinking in the exact opposite way: Every hand that we don’t shake must become a phone call that we place. Every embrace that we avoid must become a verbal expression of warmth and concern.
Every inch and every foot that we physically place between ourselves and another, must become a thought as to how we might be of help to that other, should the need arise.”
Rabbi Yosef Kanefsky
We too are aware that many people are counting on us, so alongside developing our public advice, we continue to run our life changing community programmes. How we do this may change but we believe that our peer support is needed now more than ever, so we will adapt our approach. Just as Rabbi Yosef Kanefsky says the last thing we need right now is a mindset of mutual distancing.
Change takes time but our wider work continues. Last week we launched of our ‘Recommendation report from the Scottish Government Body Image Advisory Group’ Co-chaired by our own Julie Cameron with key recommendations to bring about lasting change to support good body image.
Please come together with the Mental Health Foundation to look after all of our mental health. Let’s look to find shelter under each other’s wing.
Mental Health Foundation