Staying at home will be difficult, but this is to protect yourself and also other members of the community. When we remove our day-to-day contact with other people, we reduce the spread of the infection. We understand that for some people, staying at home for long periods of time can be boring or frustrating. You may find your mood and feelings being affected and you may feel low, worried or have problems sleeping. You may also feel isolated and alone, but we are here for you. There are a number of services and organisations available to help and support you and there are details of some on this page. It is also to remember that it is okay to feel this way and that everyone reacts differently.
There are some things you can do that may help, such as staying in touch with friends and relatives on the phone or by social media. Some people have found it useful to re-connect with a hobby or learn a new skill through an online course. There are also lots of resources you can use to keep you well during your time at home. More information is available at on our mental health support page.