Looking after your mental health

Looking after your mental health

At Brown Shipley managing your wealth is always our key focus, however, in these challenging times we also want to share information that will help our clients cope with the current situation we all find ourselves in, due to COVID-19.

It is important that in these exceptional times, we all take a little extra care to look after our mental health not only our physical health, as the majority of us are staying at home, to help slow and prevent the spread of coronavirus.

The NHS has designed a series of online tools to help everyone complete a ‘mind plan’ to help them manage their mental wellbeing.

With many feeling worried, anxious or isolated during these challenging times, there are lots of things we can all do to look after our mental wellbeing and help others to prevent any concerns they have from becoming serious issues.

Here are the NHS’s top five tips for maintaining mental wellbeing during the coronavirus outbreak:

  1. Talk about your worries: Feeling worried is normal but sharing concerns can really help ease your mind.

  2. Keep a regular routine and set goals: Try writing a plan for your day with the things you can still do at home, like watching a film, reading a book or completing a puzzle. Setting goals and achieving them, gives a sense of control and purpose.

  3. Manage your media and information intake: If 24 hour news or constant social media updates are adding to your concerns limit the time you spend watching and reading them.

  4. Do things you enjoy and try something new: Focusing on a favourite hobby or learning something new, will help take your mind off your anxieties and boost your mood.

  5. Make sure to look after your physical health: A healthy body will help you keep a healthy mind. Try to eat well-balanced meals, get enough sleep, drink enough water and exercise regularly. You can leave your house, alone or with members of your household, for one form of exercise a day – like a walk, run or bike ride. But make sure you keep a safe two metre (or six feet) distance from others.


Please take time to try some of these simple, yet effective tips and, most importantly, stay safe and well.

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