Posted: Wednesday, 15 April 2020 @ 19:27
With 1 in 4 people experiencing mental health issues, it is vital for everyone to be managing their general wellbeing. Digital technology is central to how we live in the modern world. Nine out of ten people have access to the internet at home. The development on technology has allowed all people to access different forms of resources for a healthy mind - this comes in forms of websites, apps and videos.
Today, we are all able to access virtual doctors that design and deliver better mental health services including self-referral services to call if you have concerns including Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT). In addition, you can find hundreds of apps on your mobile to help you manage all aspects of your wellbeing - ranging from helping your sleep, reducing stress to meditation. Here are some of our favourite apps:
Alternatively, you can also access videos of tips of managing your mental health and healthy living on YouTube and on TED Talks. They range from providing workouts, schedules and activities to even changing the way you think about things. There are many channels that specialise in different topics and can help you in your daily life in quarantine and can improve your wellbeing for the long term.
With the current state of the world, mental health is an important aspect of our lives and should not be cast aside. For this reason, it is encouraged to share your thoughts and troubles with friends and family to help each other in the time of need. Alongside this, understanding that it is a stressful time and being both open and working together can relieve pressure and avoid tension. Taking time to put the effort into maintaining your relationships is something that is highly encouraged, especially in the current situation to check on those you care about, ensuring that they are in good health and offering support where necessary.
In addition to this, helping others in the form of sharing coping techniques can go a long way. Showing that communication can better yours' and others' mental wellbeing and be the anchor to get us through the tough times.
Technology is here to help you stay happy at home.
You can also download our resources here.