During this difficult time, it is more important than ever that we look after ourselves both physically and mentally. In this section, we'll be focussing mostly on our mental health. While many of these resources aren't specifically tech related, we think it's important that you know that there are many websites and support services for looking after your mental health.
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News & Articles
Social distancing and self-isolation can be really hard to deal with. It's normal to feel anxious, frustrated or bored, and if you're worried about the effect it will have on your mental health, you are not alone. Here are our tips for looking after your wellbeing during quarantine.
If you have a job which is possible to do from your home, you may be working from home a lot more than usual. You might find this situation difficult to get used to. If you have children, you may also need to look after them if they are no longer going to school or college.
As coronavirus continues to spread in the UK, the government has implemented a lockdown on the country meaning all non-essential travel to be avoided. The measures have also seen pubs, restaurants and theatres close, while people have been asked to work from home where possible.
Mental Health Support Services
Helpful links Independent age, providing befriending services: 0800 319 6789 Royal Voluntary Service for help, advice and support: 0845 608 0122 Call The Silver Line for information, advice or just for a chat, 24 hours a day and 7 days a week 0800 470 80 90 Visit Friends of the Elderly for year r
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Mental Health & Technology
Human beings are social creatures. We need the companionship of others to thrive in life, and the strength of our connections has a huge impact on our mental health and happiness. Being socially connected to others can ease stress, anxiety, and depression, boost self-worth, provide comfort and joy, prevent loneliness, and even add years to your life.
Skip to main content In the UK, 38 million adults access the internet every day. 1 That's 76% of the adult population. On average, internet users aged 16 and over spends more than 20 hours online each week and more than 70% have a social networking profile.
Mental Health Apps and Online Resources
The NHS Apps Library helps patients and the public to find trusted health and wellbeing apps. These digital tools have been assessed by the NHS as clinically safe and secure to use.
If you suffer from a mental illness like depression or anxiety, know that you are not alone: In a given year, about one in five US adults - or 43.8 million - experience mental illness, according to the National Alliance on Mental Illness. But there is hope, and help.
Private online therapy Some private therapists offer online therapy sessions. You may also find websites offering low cost online therapy. There are many reasons you might consider going private, although it's not an option for everyone because it can be expensive, even if it's offered at a reduced cost.
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