The Soul Fly Buddies asked the Gig Buddies community for tips for better mental health.
They came back with this advice.
East good healthy food
Use apps like headspace and Smiling Mind
Keep Physically active (if possible)
Get plenty of rest every night. Set a sleep reminder on your phone.
Talk about how you feel to people you trust
Listen to music that makes you happy.
A word from the pros
And finally, throughout lockdown we’re going to continue promoting professional services for any of you doing it tough.
Mental Health First Aid Australia have issued the following guidelines on assisting someone distressed by the Covid-19 pandemic, and they’re also providing mental health first aid in the time of ‘social distancing. Additionally, the team from ideas.org.au have shared their ‘look after your mental health in the COVID-19 crisis’ list of ideas.
reachout.com have also released their 10 ways to take care of yourself during coronavirus guide, while for those of you now working from home, Black Dog Institute have put together the following checklist to support your mental health.
We’re here to chat
From our perspective, while the Gig Buddies team are not trained professionals, we are available for a chat.
For anyone experiencing increased social isolation, send a text or call us at 0411 252 228 (Gig Buddies Sydney) or 0402 708 814 (Gig Buddies Central Coast).