Thrive, your mental well-being group writes the following:
1. Rumour and speculation can fuel anxiety so use reputable sources such as this government site to keep up to date with the latest developments. Limit your news intake if you are finding it stressful.
2. Try and keep in touch with your friends and family. If you are feeling anxious or isolated phone a friend or family member, if you are in acute distress call the Samaritans 116 123.
3. If you need to self-isolate then create a daily routine that prioritises looking after yourself, try to eat healthy meals and exercise and remember to make time for relaxation.
For more tips to help you look after your mental health this website has some helpful information.
Please remember to pray for those who have poor mental health, that they are resilient despite changes in routine and a reduction in support services.
Also remember to pray for all medical professionals who are daily dealing with the intense pressures of the crisis with limited resources.
God is our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in trouble. Therefore we will not fear Psalm 46:1–2