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Looking after your mental health as we come out of lockdown

For many of us, the gradual easing of lockdown brings longed-for opportunities (even if at a social distance) – to see friends, play sports, resume contact with family in ‘real space’ or get back to work that we value.

But for many of us, even the happy, much anticipated changes can be difficult for our mental health.
And for many others the prospect of coming out of lockdown when debate is still live about the science supporting it can be a real worry. This may especially apply to those more vulnerable to the virus and those of us with mental health concerns.
The Mental Health Foundation, which is part of the national mental health response during the coronavirus outbreak, has put together advice and links to further information on how to look after your mental health as we come out of lockdown.
The advice covers:
  • people who are shielding
  • the mental health challenges people face and how to cope with them
  • picking up social lives
  • looking after children and family
  • grief