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Be Kind to Your Mind

by Sandra Issar

Life is very different for most of us right now and it’s probably never been more important to be ‘kind to your mind’.

Feeling stressed, struggling to sleep and experiencing low energy are perfectly normal reactions to the coronavirus pandemic.

The online campaign Kind to Your Mind, designed for people living and working in Cheshire and Merseyside, has lots of advice and useful resources to help you through these challenging times.

This includes the online wellbeing portal, ALMA, where you can access a range of intensive online therapy courses that have been developed by medical professionals to help you look after your mental wellbeing.

The Kind to Your Mind website also a range of free approved health and wellbeing apps and some great podcasts to listen to with guest including Andy Cole and Dr Chatterjee, providing tips and advice to help you get through this difficult period.

Cllr Sean Donnelly, Knowsley Cabinet Member for Health and Social Care, said:

“We are all likely to experience some stress or anxiety at this difficult time, as we make major changes to how we live and work. It is more important than ever that we look after our mental wellbeing and encourage others to do the same. The ‘Kind to Your Mind’ website has lots of great advice and useful resources, which have been clinically evaluated so you can be confident they really work and will help get you through these challenging times.”

For more information visit www.kindtoyourmind.org.uk

Cheshire & Merseyside NHS Trusts have launched mental health helplines for people in need of urgent mental health support. These helplines are now the first port of call for mental health help –operated by people in your local area who will know how best to support you. The helplines are open 24 hours a day, seven-days a week, they are available to people of all ages including children and young people who require urgent mental health support.

In Knowsley, adults and children can call free on 0800 051 1508 (North West Boroughs NHS Trust).