Advice from our mental health charity partner, CPSL Mind
We understand that the coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic and its consequences will impact everyone and will raise particular concerns around mental health.
During this time, you may feel anxious, lonely or stressed as you self-isolate or experience other pressures in your home or working life. Everyone reacts differently to events and the way that we think, feel and act will change over time.
The important thing is that you take care of your mental health as well as your physical health and seek further support if you need it. That’s why we have compiled this information and guidance with our charity partners who specialise in mental health.
How you can look after your mental health and wellbeing
There are fantastic resources available online which can help guide you and give you advice on how to manage your mental health. We’ve listed a few key links below which will support you to take the following steps:
- Connect with others online
- Talk about your worries
- Keep active
- Protect your sleep
- Manage your media intake
- Maintain a routine
- Continue or try out new hobbies
- Use mindfulness wellbeing technques
- The UK Government have lots of advice on managing your mental health
- UK-based charity Mind have a webpage on coronavirus and your wellbeing
- The NHS’s Every Mind Matters campaign focuses on keeping well while staying at home
- UK-based charity the Samaritans are also offering advice on how to stay well
- There are also resources available to build your own wellbeing plan
- The Prince's Trust has created a Coronavirus Support Hub, which includes some tips for young people during the crisis as well as live chat links. And the charity's Covid-19 Support Pack includes links to support pages, volunteering opportunities and fundraising
Please note that several of these links are UK-based and, as such, some information may not be applicable if you are located elsewhere in the world.
If you need urgent support
If you or someone you know is at immediate risk of harm to themselves, it is important that you contact the emergency services in your country straight away.
If you or someone you know is in need of urgent support but is not an immediate danger to themselves, it is important that the person in need of help contacts a local mental health crisis helpline. There are many around the world and you can search a directory of what is available in your country on the International Association for Suicide Prevention (IASP) website.
You may also be interested in visiting the Staying Safe website, which guides you to create a safety plan which can keep you safe from suicidal thoughts.
Donating to our charity partners
Our mental health charity partners CPSL Mind, The Prince’s Trust and Rise Above the Disorder are experiencing large calls for support from the public, at a time when many usual fundraising avenues are closed to them.
To help them with much needed funds at this time of increased need for support, please consider making a donation using the links/buttons below:
Thank you from all of Jagex and our charity partners