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17 March 2020

Important steps you can take to protect your mental health during the outbreak

The ever-worsening Covid-19 pandemic is undoubtedly leaving many with worry and uncertainty in their mind. Town partners Suffolk Mind have provided three tips which will help look after your mental health if you're in self-isolation amid Covid-19.

Jon Neal, Chief Executive of Suffolk Mind says: "Our first tip, if you're in self-isolation and unable to work, is to find something challenging to occupy your brain, whether it's learning a new language, skill or undertaking an online course. 

"Our second tip is to stay in touch with people, either through going for walks, over the phone or by video chat. This will provide people with an emotional connection.

"Thirdly, we advise people to limit your screen time on smart devices, so you're not overthinking about the news - and potential fake news - surrounding Covid-19."

If you're struggling with your mental health, Suffolk Mind have kept their 0300 111 6000 phone line live, and they're still manning that service should you wish to make contact.

Alternatively, if you're really struggling with your mental health, Samaritans phone lines remain open and their number is 0330 094 5717.

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