England and Manchester United duo Harry Maguire and Jesse Lingard have announced their support of the Every Mind Matters campaign to support everyone in lockdown.
Data shows that there are as many as four in five people suffering much higher levels of anxiety as a result of the virus and the campaign offers advice for people to help with their mental wellbeing during the COVID-19 lockdown,
Due to many people feeling worried, anxious or isolated during these challenging times, Public Health England’s Every Mind Matters shows that there’s plenty of things we can all do to look after our mental wellbeing and help others prevent these concerns from becoming more serious.
Both Lingard and Maguire have revealed the ways in which they’ve been able to try and keep their mind, and bodies, active during the current lockdown.
“Speaking regularly to my friends and family is so important during this time,” revealed Maguire.
“It doesn’t matter how – whether it’s via Skype, FaceTime or just a simple call, it’s good to speak about how you’re feeling with others which supports everyone’s mental wellbeing.
“The conversations give me a lot of encouragement and positivity, which is exactly what everyone needs during self-isolation.”
Lingard added: “I’m doing yoga twice a week at home to help look after my mental health.
“Speaking to my family on a regular basis is also really helpful as they give me support and make me feel connected.
“All of our lives have obviously changed a lot in recent weeks which can be confusing and make you feel anxious.
“Even during isolation I am trying to stay focused and set goals which has helped me maintain a routine and positive attitude.”
Furthermore, the campaign has been backed by FA President The Duke of Cambridge and the Duchess, who have been part of a powerful new film in support of it which was broadcast across national TV channels on Monday 20 April.
The Every Mind Matters website includes new NHS expert tips and advice on looking after mental wellbeing and supporting your family and loved ones during this time.
There is new advice, centered around taking care of individuals’ mental wellbeing during the COVID-19 pandemic with loads of new assets that are intended to help deal with our psychological prosperity during coronavirus.
It incorporates a custom fitted COVID-19 mind plan with content for people and their friends and family and backing for explicit mental wellbeing issues, for example, anxiety, stress, low mood and trouble sleeping. The site signs individuals to exercises, for example, careful breathing activities, help reframing unhelpful contemplations, and muscle unwinding.
As well as the new COVID-19 mental health support, Every Mind Matters urges individuals to finish a ‘MindPlan’, a snappy and free initiative that offers custom-made mental wellbeing guidance. More than 1.9m ‘Mind Plans’ have been finished since the dispatch in October.
The NHS-embraced content has been created in organization with clinicians, academics and driving psychological well-being noble cause and social endeavors including Mind, Mental Health Foundation, Samaritans, Rethink, Mental Health First Aid England, and offers definitive, proof based and functional help to the overall population, just as individuals with explicit emotional well-being concerns.