By Victoria, May 21 2020 12:40PM
This week is Mental Health Awareness week and now more than ever it’s essential we look after our mental health. The unprecedented challenges we have faced lately have perhaps forced us into survival mode, where we focus on the basics, the essentials day-to-day and can easily overlook what is going on at a deeper level. Seeing the world suffer the Covid-19 Pandemic is both shocking and frightening, it may take time for us all to fully come to terms with what has happened and what it represents.
Keep checking with yourself what is it that you need? What would help you the most? If that isn’t available to you, what steps can you take that might help in a different way? The focus on self-care means that the care for others will be able to come more readily, perhaps this is particularly important for parents who have seen their role of parenting challenged by becoming a teacher overnight and having to manage this expectation as well as their own anxieties.
What three nice things can you do for yourself today?
I am a child psychotherapist (UKCP Registered); a counsellor; arts and play therapist, covering Sussex, Surrey and Hampshire. You can contact me here.