RECOGNISE YOUR WARNING SIGNS
Social connection is important for us all, and self isolation may have an impact on your mental health, as can changes to daily routine and loss of a cherished or personally meaningful dream and roles. Recognising your mental health ‘warning signs’ is important, particularly during these unprecedented and difficult times.
Warning signs are persistent thoughts or behaviours that let you know you may not be coping. By recognising your personal warning signs, you can quickly activate coping strategies, and start to shift your mental health and wellbeing.
Common warning signs include persistent:
- Changes in mood
- Racing thoughts and excessive worry
- Changes in sleep (sleeping more than usual, or less than usual)
- Changes in appetite
- Engaging in excessive drinking, drug use, or other risky behaviours
- Difficulties within your interpersonal relationships
AFLPA SELF MANAGEMENT RESOURCES
COVID19 and Psych Flexibility.
Looking after your mental health during the coronavirus outbreak.
OTHER SELF MANAGEMENT RESOURCES
- Social distancing can make you lonely. Here’s how to stay connected when you’re in lockdown
- How mindfulness can help during the coronavirus outbreak
- A Survival Guide for Parenting Through the Global Pandemic
- How to talk to kids about the coronavirus pandemic
- Yarn Safe: Mental Health info for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders
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