Mental health and wellbeing
It is perfectly normal to feel worried during exceptional times such as this. However, if you are starting to feel overwhelmed, it's important to acknowledge your feelings and speak to someone you trust. This might be a friend, family member or GP.
You can also call NHS24 (shortcode 111) or Breathing Space on 0800 83 85 87.
You can also get support and advice from the following:
- the Mental Health Foundation provides advice on staying connected with family and friends, being active, stress management and keeping a daily routine
- advice for children and young people is available at Young Scot
- support and advice for those suffering with an eating disorder is at the Beat charity
- advice for those with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) is at OCD UK
- advice for people with autism or carers of people with autism is available from Scottish Autism
A National Wellbeing Hub for the health and social care workforce has been launched, which will act as a ‘front door’ to the wide range of support and wellbeing resources available in Scotland.
The Hub has been developed with partners across health and social care and unpaid carer organisations. It is a resource for the whole workforce, including unpaid carers, volunteers deployed within health and social care services, and their families. Read the unpaid carers section.