Taking care of your mental health is as important as looking after your physical health.
Good mental health and positive wellbeing can help you better cope with the current circumstances and the uncertainty that coronavirus is creating.
You may find that social distancing and staying at home can be boring, frustrating or lonely and that your mood and feelings are affected.
You may feel low, worried or have problems sleeping and you might miss being with other people.
It’s important to remember the actions that we are taking by staying at home may be difficult, but that they are helping to slow spread of coronavirus (COVID-19).
Muslim Youth Helpline have put together a guide to mental health during Covid-19 crisis: https://www.myh.org.uk/post/mental-health-during-coronavirus
Inspirited Minds: Webinars and Articles on mental health: https://inspiritedminds.org.uk/coronavirus/
British Islamic Medical Association (BIMA): Managing Stress, Anxiety and Wellbeing during Covid-19: https://inspiritedminds.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/Managing-Stress.pdf
In addition, Shaykh Mohammed Nizami has compiled the following handy advice for Muslims undertaking self-isolation in this 16 March Facebook post to keep busy and productive. Read his suggestions here: https://www.facebook.com/shaykhmnizami/posts/2672454009653517
Muslim Youth Helpline:
A non judgemental, faith and culturally sensitive helpline service : 0808 808 2008
Live chat: https://www.myh.org.uk/live-chat
Lifeline is the Northern Ireland crisis response helpline service for people who are experiencing distress or despair. Anyone of any age living in Northern Ireland can call Lifeline free of charge on 0808 808 8000
Childline is a counselling service for children and young people up to their 19th birthday in the United Kingdom. Freephone 0800 1111
Online Chat service: Monday to Friday 10:00am – 12:00pm https://chat.womensaid.org.uk/
24 Hour Domestic and Sexual Abuse Helpline open 24/7 and can provide support to anyone who needs it.
You can call 0808 802 1414, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit https://dsahelpline.org
Muslim Women’s Helpline
By Phone 10am to 4pm (Mon to Fri)
0800 999 5786 (free from mobiles and landlines)
0303 999 5786 (Usual call rates apply) Text: 07415 206 936 during operating hours
Email email@example.com. Emails answered during operating hours
Webchat: 10am to 4pm (Mon-Fri) https://www.mwnhelpline.co.uk/
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