The Keil Centre has pooled expertise across our Clinical and Occupational Psychology teams to produce some handouts, activities and tips on how to cope and boost resilience. We will be adding to these in the coming weeks.
- As it is unclear how long the COVID-19 crisis is going to last, it is important to take steps to take care of our psychological health and wellbeing. In this handout we have listed 10 tips to help maintain psychological resilience.
- Many people are experiencing higher levels of anxiety than usual due to the threat to health posed by COVID-19 and the resulting disruption and uncertainty caused to everyday life. This handout contains suggestions and an exercise to help manage anxiety.
- The restrictions imposed on everyday life to limit the spread of COVID-19 have reduced the sense of autonomy and control normally taken for granted. For some this has heightened a sense of helplessness and distress. This handout contains a simple exercise to gain perspective and appropriately direct attention.
- In line with the theme of Mental Health Awareness Week, 18 – 24 May 2020, you can also access an interesting and informative article on “kindness” and some activities to help boost your mental health.
- We would like to draw your attention to an engaging animation by Dr Russ Harris, a leading Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) teacher. In a short 5-minute animation, he offers some advice in responding to the COVID-19 pandemic, using ACT principles.
As psychologists we are continuing to provide professional support to individual clients through both video and phone coaching and counselling sessions. We are also delivering online seminars for groups, teams and managers. These focus on:
- Helping them deal with the new realities of working remotely; and
- Managing the psychological impact of COVID-19.
If you feel you or your team might need more support, get in touch at email@example.com