It is important to consider the impact on patients of staying at home, separation from loved ones, and worries about the future. People in shielded groups may be particularly affected. People with pre-existing mental health problems, drug and alcohol addiction, a learning disability, autism, dementia and others may find their needs are exacerbated by the reduction in social contact and support, by changes to their routine, and by worries about the future.
Please click the link – Every Mind Matters has now released expert advice and top tips on mental wellbeing during the COVID-19 outbreak.
The NHS website has information on stress, anxiety, depression, and wellbeing, please click the link https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/stress-anxiety-depression/improve-mental-wellbeing/