Lincoln City Foundation is aware that throughout the Covid-19 outbreak many of our daily routines have been impacted and relationships tested. In times like these, it is important to look after our mental well being, and during Mental Health Awareness Week we have been continuing to offer advice and signpost to support which may help you to cope. In particular, young people may currently feel overwhelmed, confused, and uncertain of their future due to the Coronavirus outbreak. It is also okay to be worried about family and friends, but it is important to remember that they are likely the experiencing the exact same feelings as you. As difficult as this time may be, there is plenty of support available to help young people manage their mental health: - The charity Mind has published a great guide on how to cope with sudden changes to our mental health due to Coronavirus. The guide explains all the terminology that comes with Covid-19 that is in the news. It also details many of the ways in which you can look after your own mental health and encourage your loved ones to look after theirs. - Mind has also published a guide on how to understand your feelings during this unusual time, as well as how to start making positive changes to them. Many people will be experiencing new feelings for the first time during this pandemic and learning how to manage those feelings is a key part of being able to continue throughout this outbreak. National Citizen Service (NCS) has additionally been compiling a series of guides, interviews and activities to complete during the lockdown as part of their Staying Connected series. This Summer NCS with Lincoln City Foundation is going to be online and young people will have access to a range of workshops and inspiring experiences that will help towards their future. There will be many opportunities for young people to engage with activities and challenges that will be remembered for a lifetime!
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Previous articles in this series for Mental Health Awareness Week 2020:
Monday 18 May 2020 – On Your Side
Tuesday 19 May 2020 – Be Kind to Yourself
Wednesday 20 May 2020 – Spreading Colleague Kindness
Thursday 21 May 2020 - Feel Good Inside and Out
Friday 22 May 2020 - Running Happy