Samaritans Scotland has joined with the Scottish Government in a new campaign to support mental health and wellbeing during the coronavirus pandemic.
Together with other leading mental health organisations, Samaritans Scotland, is supporting the Scottish Government's 'Clear Your Head' campaign to help people cope during the coronavirus pandemic.
The campaign will share practical advice and steps that people can take to look after their mental health and wellbeing.
Rachel Cackett, Executive Director of Samaritans Scotland, said: “The steps we are all taking just now are profoundly changing our daily lives and many of us will have times of feeling anxious, uncertain, isolated or overwhelmed.
As an organisation which is on call 24/7 to help anyone who feels they are struggling to cope, Samaritans is glad to be supporting the Scottish Government’s ‘Clear Your Head’ campaign to ensure that people know how to stay well and where to turn for help.
By working together with national and local government, health and care providers, partner charities and researchers we can help make sure good mental health remains a priority throughout this crisis and beyond.”
Looking after your wellbeing during the coronavirus pandemic
The coronavirus pandemic has had a huge impact on everyday life and it’s understandable that these changes may affect people's mental wellbeing. If you are feeling worried, isolated or overwhelmed, it’s important to know you’re not alone and there are things you can do to help.
Simple steps to look after your mental health and wellbeing include keeping to a routine, staying active, taking a break from news and social media if things are getting on top of you and keeping in touch with family and friends.