Mental health responses to COVID-19

Psychology Tools have put together a free online guide called “Living with worry and anxiety amidst global uncertainty.”

Psychology Tools’ is a UK online resource for English speaking communities.  The aim is for therapists worldwide have access to the high-quality evidence-based tools they need to conduct effective therapy, and to be a reliable source of psychological self-help for the public.

“Everyone worries to some degree, and some thinking ahead can help us to plan and cope. There is no ‘right’ amount of worry. We say that worry becomes a problem when it stops you from living the life you want to live, or if it leaves you feeling demoralised and exhausted.”

This resource provides evidence based psychoeducation about normal and excessive worry, lots of normalization, and a selection of practical exercises that you, your clients, or anyone can use to manage worry and maintain well-being in these uncertain times.

The guide has practical strategies for maintaining balance in your life, speaking to yourself with compassion as well as noticing and limiting worry triggers