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How to maintain your well-being

Uncategorized . 3 minutes read . May 2, 2022

Although Covid is now under control, it takes time before our lives become normal. The covid pandemic was stressful, and all of us experienced a negative impact on our mental health and well-being.

Feelings of anxiety, distress, loneliness and concerns can be unavoidable in covid times. Our specialist team at Mind Connections Specialist Health Services encourage you to take several steps to look after your mental health and well-being.

Maintain a healthy lifestyle

  • Have a daily routine. You may plan activities that you enjoy, such as walking in the neighbourhood, preparing a meal, watching movies and engaging in your interests and hobbies.
  • Stay active. Set up an exercise routine to keep you physically fit and decrease stress.
  • Eat well. A healthy diet will benefit your mind as well as your body.
  • Pay attention to your social life. Stay connected with your family and friends. If you can't meet in person, you can remain in contact using phone, chat, e-mail or video calls.
  • Attend your doctors' appointments, Do not postpone.

Stay positive

  • Look forward. While the pandemic is difficult, it will pass.
  • Be mindful about the way you 'talk' to yourself. Change negative self-talk to be more constructive and helpful. For example, you can challenge your negative thoughts by asking yourself what you would say to a friend in the same situation.
  • Turn off the 'noise'. When people talk about their worries, it can create more stress. Learn to stay away from such situations.
  • Take time out from the news and social media.

Ask for our resources

  • Practice Mindfulness. You may purchase books authored by Dr Padmini Howpage, Consultant Psychiatrist and the clinical director at Mind Connections Specialist Health Services. Children's book Mindful Coco and all ages book 7 Magic Minutes for Today provides practical and straightforward techniques for cultivating mindful habits?
  • If you are in the age group 16 – 24, join our adolescent and Young Adult group therapy program, Meliora. The program is designed to enhance well-being through skills development, and we have limited spaces available. 

Stay Informed

  • Contact Mind Connections Specialist Health Services, preferably via e-mail. Our experienced and friendly receptionist staff will guide you to a service that suits your needs.
  • If it is a treatment issue, please obtain a referral to a psychiatrist or a GP mental Health care Plan to a psychologist at Mind Connections Specialist Health Services. Request priority when you book the appointment.
  • If you are after information, rely on reliable and trusted sources.
  • You can learn the precautions you need to take to stay healthy on the COVID-19 support page of the Australian Government's Head to Health initiative.
  • COVID-19 mental health at work resource kit. https://www.nsw.gov.au/mental-health-at-work/mental-health-at-work-resources/resource-kits/covid-19-mental-health-at-work-resource-kit