Coronavirus and mental health
Here at the Charlie Waller Memorial Trust we remain positive and will continue to operate in order to fulfill our charitable aims, supporting people with practical, evidence-based information and tools to look after their mental health and wellbeing.
We are following the latest information about the coronavirus from the Government website, as the most up-to-date and reliable source of information and guidance. You can also find some useful advice on the NHS common questions web page.
We will be sharing more frequent updates on social media and here on the CWMT website. Read about our operational approach during this time and view some useful resources below.
We're all having to adapt to working from home. Use our new Wellbeing Action Plan to support your mental health during this time.
Talking to your children about coronavirus:
Your children may well be worried about the news and the information they hear from their peers and others about the virus. It is important that as a parent you are not surprised or dismissive about your child's anxiety.
To begin with, you need to be aware of your own mental health concerns and take measures to address these as needed, because children are sensitive to their parents' anxiety.
Looking after your mental health and wellbeing
Infectious disease outbreaks, like the current Coronavirus (Covid 19), can be scary and can affect our mental health. While it is important to stay informed, there are also many things we can do to support and manage our wellbeing during such times.
Here are some tips to help you, your friends and your family look after your mental health at a time when there is much discussion of potential threats to our physical health.
Do you need help now?
If your mental or emotional state quickly gets worse, or if you're worried about someone you know - help is available.
You're not alone; talk to someone you trust. Sharing a problem is often the first step to recovery.