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COVID-19: Minding your Mental Health

As we embark on the battle against COVID-19, we’re all focusing on keeping physically healthy. But an infectious disease outbreak the scale of the coronavirus (COVID-19), is worrying and stressful for us all. Everyone is concerned, maybe for themselves or maybe for vulnerable loved ones  

But be assured, we are all in this together. Nobody had been through a scenario quite like this before in Ireland.  But we can all do things  independently for the collective good and ultimately help each other out.

However, for some, the current situation may have an adverse affect on mental health. Stress, anxiety, panic – these are top of the list.

So whilst we all need to take extra care of our physical health,  there are lots of things we can do to look after our mental health too during this difficult time.

3Ts have a series of Self Help guides that offer practical advice on coping with these feelings.  We cover topics such as stress, anxiety, panic, low mood & depression, obsessions & compulsions and more. Take a look. You might find them very useful right now.  

Mental Health and Suicide Crisis Supports and Services During Covid-19:

If you are in suicidal crisis or require information on mental health supports and services during this time, please visit the dedicated HSE website page here.  For information, tips and guides, about Minding your Mental Health during this outbreak of COVID-19, see the HSE’s dedicated web page here

For anyone in crisis, if you need help now, Samaritans (Freephone 116 123) and Pieta House (Freephone 1800 247 247) are maintaining services. Please click here for additional crisis helplines. 

If you have self-harmed or injured yourself and require urgent medical attention now, please visit your Accident & Emergency Department. 

For further information on the Corona Virus please visit HSE Corona Virus page. Information for healthcare professionals is available on hpsc.ie