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Covid-19, Lockdown and your Mental Wellbeing

Covid-19, Lockdown and your Mental Wellbeing

Update: 2020-04-30
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Joana Faustino, Work Psychologist at RSSB, talks about the feelings we might be experiencing and some coping strategies for the pressures that we are facing.

01:00 Possible effects of the lockdown on your mental health.

03:10 Acknowledging your emotions.

04:12 How are news reports affecting you?

04:55 Managing worry.

07:09 Managing difficult situations.

09:30 Physical and mental health working together.

10:40 Keeping a routine.

12:28 Getting help from others.

13:30 Identifying and solving problems.

15:44 Help from outside sources.

16:48 How we can help others.

Resources mentioned in this episode:

Postpone your worry leaflet: https://www.cci.health.wa.gov.au/~/media/CCI/Mental%20Health%20Professionals/Generalised%20Anxiety/Generalised%20Anxiety%20-%20Information%20Sheets/Generalised%20Anxiety%20Information%20Sheet%20-%2005%20-%20Postpone%20your%20Worry.pdf

Postpone your worry worksheet: https://www.cci.health.wa.gov.au/~/media/CCI/Mental%20Health%20Professionals/Generalised%20Anxiety/Generalised%20Anxiety%20-%20Worksheets/Generalised%20Anxiety%20Worksheet%20-%2001%20-%20Postpone%20your%20Worry.pdf

Problem solving worksheet: https://www.getselfhelp.co.uk/docs/ProblemSolvingWorksheet.pdf

NHS How to get to sleep: https://www.nhs.uk/live-well/sleep-and-tiredness/how-to-get-to-sleep/

NHS Your Mind Plan: https://www.nhs.uk/oneyou/every-mind-matters/your-mind-plan-quiz/

Mind for better mental health: https://www.mind.org.uk/coronavirus-we-are-here-for-you/

Samaritans: https://www.samaritans.org/ 

You can find links to other related resources for the rail industry and for individuals by going to the RSSB website www.rssb.co.uk and searching for 'Covid-19' or 'mental wellbeing'.  These include other resources and articles such as:

Local IAPT service : an NHS service that provides talking therapies for common mental health difficulties.

The Railway Mission : The Railway Mission have set up a dedicated support mailbox for rail staff during the pandemic at COVID19@railwaymission.org.  Rail staff can also phone, text, or WhatsApp on 07903-505868.

The Covid-19 Road Transport Toolkit: https://www.drivingforbetterbusiness.com/covid-19/

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Covid-19, Lockdown and your Mental Wellbeing

Covid-19, Lockdown and your Mental Wellbeing

Joanna Faustino