Every mind matters

Reduce your stress and unplug with a digital detox

The ongoing coronavirus outbreak may cause many of us to feel anxious, stressed, worried, sad, lonely or frustrated.

It's important to remember that it’s OK to feel this way and that everyone reacts differently. Remember, the current situation is temporary and, for most of us, these difficult feelings will pass.

In the meantime, however, there are various simple things we can all do to help alleviate any anxiety we may be feeling and help take better care of our mental health and wellbeing during these times of uncertainty.

Following these steps may help us think more clearly and ensure we are able to look after ourselves and those we care about.

As well as focusing on eating healthily and ensuring we get enough sleep and exercise, Shaun Davis, our compliance and sustainability director, advocates undergoing a ‘digital detox.’ Press play for more.

‘Obviously, we’re limited in the amount of exercise we can take, but it’s important that we get some form of exercise,’ said Shaun. ‘Another thing you might want to think about is a “digital detox,” which basically means switching off from the news and giving yourself a break from social media.’

We understand there is concern and anxiety about coronavirus. If you or a member of your team would like to speak to a counsellor, you can contact First Class Support available 24/7 to provide emotional (not medical) support on 0800 6888 777.

Click here to see the full range of support available to you.

21 Apr 2020