It is encouraging that concerns for people’s mental wellbeing and how to stay well are being spoken about so openly by the government, online and in the media at the moment.

Time to Change Kingston has a community of Champions, with their own experiences of dealing with mental health issues, who want to share their recommendations for keeping mentally well during this time based on what has worked for them.

Disclaimer

Any recommendations you wish to try yourself should be carried out following the government advice on social distancing. These recommendations are not necessarily evidence-based strategies for reducing or preventing mental illness, but are based on personal experiences of local people hoping to help others during these challenging times. 

Eli's lockdown tip

Goal setting helps me to develop an action plan which encourages me to carry out my tasks. It helps me to motivate myself during challenging and uncertain times we are going through.

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Martin's lockdown tip

Being with nature is something I have been passionate about since the age of five and which has been personally very beneficial to my mental wellbeing.

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Eve's lockdown tip

Sticking to some sort of routine has really helped me stay focused and has been a healthy way to cope with any anxiety that this uncertain time can cause.

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Sarah's lockdown tip

Through therapy, I have learnt to implement various tips and tools to help me control my anxiety, panic attacks, and feelings of discomfort, and through trial and error I have found the ones that fit best for me and would like to share them with you.

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Champions Lockdown Tips Call Out

If you are a Time to Change Champion and would like to submit a tip please view the guidance. The submission deadline is 7th June 5pm.

Submission Guidance