COPING WITH CORONAVIRUS
We are living in extraordinary times. All around the world we are seeing the Covid-19 pandemic sweep through countries, changing lives forever. We are seeing a devastating impact on global health and economies - people are falling ill, people are dying, countries are in lockdown, jobs and livelihoods have been altered. Routines have changed with people working from home, classes going online, social distancing is in place (if not, in lockdown), and exercising now no longer looks the way it did a few months ago. With these significant and turbulent changes it’s understandable that mental health is suffering on a global scale. Here’s what we’re doing at The Skill Collective to help.
THE SKILL COLLECTIVE - we are open!
We are open to support you during these challenging times! In addition to face-to-face appointments we are also offering tele-health appointments and plenty of resources to get you through (see below!).
Here’s an idea of the types of issues we’re helping with during coronavirus times:
Adjusting to change in routines
Dealing with employment changes/loss of job, anxiety about work, and staying on track with studies
Increased health anxieties and worrying about passing coronavirus on to loved ones
Loneliness and feeling trapped
Surviving relationships in lockdown
We get that not everyone is able to see us during this time, so we’ve also put together some special tips on how to cope during coronavirus times. We are constantly adding to these (stay tuned for our articles on Finding the Feel-Good Factor, the New Normal, and Preparing for life post-Coronavirus). In the meantime, here are our tips from our blog to help you look after your mental health in these challenging times.
OTHER WELLBEING RESOURCES FROM THE SKILL COLLECTIVE
We also have our 14-day Wellbeing Challenge. One tip each day will be emailed to your inbox, taking 15 minutes each. They help your body, mind, and heart. Why not check it out here? (*some tasks may have to be modified in coronavirus times!).
Our Resource Library is filled with tip sheets to help you boost your Wellbeing, Mental Health, and Performance, and we have a dedicated tip sheet on Coping with Coronavirus Anxiety: 7 Tips to Help Manage Distress through Challenging Times, which you can grab below.
ESPECIALLY to help STUDENTS manage during coronavirus
Disruptions to routine can be particularly challenging for students given exams are earmarked for certain years (final year exams, age groups with nation-wide testing). Add to that the uncertainty of the academic year (will we or won’t we return?), the disruption to social connections (e.g. friends at school and also with sporting teams in and outside of school), and potentially uncertainty surrounding futures, and it’s no wonder that coping in this time can be tricky.
With that in mind we have three resources to help students during this challenging time:
Our first resource is our article on Student life in the Time of Coronavirus.
Our second resource is our newly-launched downloadable companion to Tips for Student Life in the time of Coronavirus which you can grab right here using this form. See our Top 10 tips for managing your studies during these challenging times.
Our third resource is Nimble Noodle, our online exam preparation and exam anxiety course. Studying at any point in time is tricky enough, let alone during Covid-19 when a lot more of your study has to be self-directed. Managing your time effectively, setting realistic study goals, enhancing your study skills, and managing perfectionism and procrastination become all the more important. Nimble Noodle can help you get in track to sharpen your study skills. Learn more about Nimble Noodle here.