Mental health and wellbeing
The coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic can be scary and can affect our mental health.
There are also many things you can do to support and manage your mental health wellbeing during these times.
Keeping yourself well
Having good mental health helps us relax more, achieve more and enjoy our lives more.
Find expert advice and practical tips to help you look after your mental health and wellbeing.
Being healthier is not just about doing the right thing – it’s about making changes to fit your lifestyle and make you feel good.
Easy steps to help you be healthier.
From whipping up tasty meals to finding easy ways to exercise, use One You apps and tools to take control of your health. Find the free apps recommended to help you stress less, handle anxiety and lift your mood.
If you’re feeling stressed, anxious or depressed, or just want to feel happier:
- Complete the mood self-assessment quiz to help you understand how you’ve been feeling recently and what you can do
- Mental wellbeing audio guides can help with low mood, anxiety, problems sleeping, low confidence and unhelpful thinking
We have a great range of opportunities, activities and classes to support you over the coming months. All information and contacts are provided here so please get in touch with us to find out more.
Active Living is a gentle introduction to exercise and physical activity with a social focus with most exercises being chair based or at a beginner level
Community based classes
Covering everything from Yoga to Pilates, walking football to movement classes there are a number of community based activity classes to get involved in
Offering a selection of local walks with a variety of locations and difficulties our lifewalks programme is a great way to get out and about, meet people and add something to your exercise programme
From gardening to writing we have a variety of groups for people to get involved with across the district. Email Victoria Robertson to find out more
Community champions are volunteers of like-minded people who can share ideas and experiences from their communities to improve the health and wellbeing of local people. Our community champions vision is to build on the skills and knowledge of local people to create, happy, friendly and healthy communities across the Epping Forest district. Email Patrick Arnold to find out more
Where to get help
Healthy Minds provides access to a wide range of talking therapy treatments for adults with common mental health problems.
Essex County Councils Adult Mental Health and Wellbeing team is a short term early intervention team made up of social workers, support workers and an employment specialist.
They work with people who are experiencing low level mental health problems such as anxiety and depression which are causing a social care need.
The coronavirus outbreak is affecting the way many of us live our lives, and it’s normal that this will affect people’s mental health. Find resources that might be helpful, or give them a call.