Family Counseling and the Pandemic — Tips for You.

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     Good information for mental health for families and individuals. From the World Health Organization ……….. World Health Organization (Your Mental Health) (2021).
      The new realities of working from home, temporary unemployment, home-schooling of children, and lack of physical contact with other family members, friends and colleagues take time to get used to. Fortunately, there are lots of things that we can do to look after our own mental health. Here are tips and advice that we hope you will find useful.


  • Keep informed. Listen to advice and recommendations from your national and local authorities. Follow trusted news channels.
  • Get up and go to bed at similar times every day.
  • Keep up with personal hygiene.
  • Eat healthy meals at regular times.
  • Exercise regularly.
  • Allocate time for working and time for resting.
  • Make time for doing things you enjoy.
  • Minimize newsfeeds. Try to reduce how much you watch, read or listen to news that makes you feel anxious or distressed. Seek the latest information at specific times of the day, once or twice a day if needed. 
  • Social contact is important. If your movements are restricted, keep in regular contact with people close to you by telephone and online channels.
  • Alcohol and drug use. Limit the amount of alcohol you drink or don’t drink alcohol at all.
World Health Organization (Your Mental Health) (2021).