If the pandemic is affecting aspects of your life apart from your physical health, like your work, your financial situation or your housing, it can be really stressful.
Stress is what happens to our bodies and minds when the demands of our situation are greater than our ability to cope with them. You might be in a situation like that right now and feeling its effects.
If you’re feeling very stressed, try these emergency stress management strategies to get through:
If you need help to deal with your response to COVID-19, or to make any lifestyle changes, talk to your doctor or nurse. You can also get advice from Healthline 0800 611 116, or by free calling/texting 1737.
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