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COVID-19: health and wellbeing guidance

COVID-19: health and wellbeing guidance

Where to find guidance for staying physically and mentally well during coronavirus (COVID-19).

Mental health 

Public Health England has information about what can help your mental health and wellbeing during coronavirus (COVID-19).

You can also get advice and support from:

Find more mental health support services in Bristol through:

Mental wellbeing support for young people

Children and young people can get support from:

Young Minds also has guidance for parents and cares about talking to children and young people about Coronavirus.

Bristol's SEND Local Offer website has guide to mental health and wellbeing for children and young people with special educational needs or disabilities.

Support for older people

Age UK has a support hub to help older people in Bristol and their families cope with the impact of coronavirus.

Support for carers

Organisations in Bristol that provide help and services for carers.

Support with bereavement

The National Bereavement Partnership has a helpline for people who've lost loved ones or whose loved ones are ill in hospital or other care settings: 0800 448 0800.

Find organisations in Bristol that offer support with bereavement.

Physical wellbeing 

Activity and exercise 

The NHS recommends you:

  • get at least 150 minutes of moderate physical activity a week  (20 to 30 minutes a day)
  • do strengthening and balance exercises at least 2 days a week

Indoor exercise 

Find ideas for being active at home on:

Outdoor exercise

You could try:

Government guidance says you must try to stay 2 metres away from other people when you exercise outside.

Healthy eating 

Get guidance on healthy eating from:

Get help with food if you're shielding, self isolating or experiencing a financial crisis.

Relationships, domestic abuse and sexual violence 

Get help if you or someone you know is a victim of abuse of violence.

Relate has advice for relationships during coronavirus.

Alcohol and drug use 

Get support for alcohol or drug use.

Alcohol Change UK has information about accessing alcohol support during coronavirus.

Smoking

Where to find support to stop smoking.

Easy Read advice

Looking after your feelings and body, Easy Read (GOV.UK)