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Coronavirus - updated details 


Coronavirus guidance from the Methodist Church


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Care of yourself and those around you



Our increasing isolation, the bombardment of negative and worrying news stories and concerns for those we love can heighten anxiety levels and cause depression. Here are some resources that can boost wellbeing and mental health to help build resilience at this difficult time.


Taking care of yourself and those around you


Here are some resources that that can boost wellbeing and mental health to help build resilience at this difficult time.


Anxiety and depression

The mental health charity, Mind has produced a comprehensive set of resources:



Practical help to overcome anxiety is here: https://www.mind.org.uk/information-support/coronavirus-and-your-wellbeing/#TakeCareOfYourMentalHealthAndWellbeing This advice emphasises the importance of routines, relaxation and remaining connected with others. Tips are offered for parents who are working from home but have children with them.


The NHS offers a breathing technique that can be used to help reduce stress: https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/stress-anxiety-depression/ways-relieve-stress/


The charity Anxiety UK has produced a couple of helpful blogs which recommend a number of relaxation and calming measures including using the Headspace app. https://www.anxietyuk.org.uk/blog/health-and-other-forms-of-anxiety-and-coronavirus/


For older people

This is likely to be a particularly worrying time for older people. Age UK has a section of helpful general information:



Loneliness is known to affect older people and the potential for this to become more widespread now is clear. Two charities that offer helplines are Sane and the Silver Line.


SANEline is staffed by trained volunteers and professionals and is open between 4.30pm and 10.30pm every day of the year on 0300 304 7000.



Silver Line offers a weekly life line of a telephone conversation to people over 55. Find out more by calling 0800 4 70 80 90. https://www.thesilverline.org.uk/telephone-friendship/


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