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Emotional Well-being During the COVID-19 Outbreak

The outbreak of corona-virus disease 2019 (COVID-19) may be stressful for people. It’s easy to go about our busy lives and not notice the impact the pandemic can have on our emotional wellbeing.

Our bodies have built-in warning systems which alert us and these are the signs that we need to pay attention to. 

An outbreak such as big as the corona-virus disease 2019 (COVID-19) may be stressful for people.

The first thing to remember is that, everyone reacts differently to stressful situations.

How you respond to the outbreak can depend on your background, the things that make you different from other people,

and the community you live in.

Coping Tips

-People that are feeling emotional distress related to COVID-19 can take actions to help support themselves and others.

-Taking care of yourself, your friends, and your family can help you cope with stress.

-Helping others cope with their stress can also make your community stronger.

-Set a limit on media consumption, including social media, local or national news.

-Stay active. Make sure to get enough sleep and rest.

-Stay hydrated and avoid excessive amounts of caffeine or alcohol.

-Eat healthy foods when possible. Connect with loved ones and others who may be experiencing stress about the outbreak.

-Talk about your feelings and enjoy conversation unrelated to the outbreak.

Need help? Know someone who does?

If you, or someone you care about, are feeling overwhelmed with emotions like sadness, depression, or anxiety, or feel like you want to harm yourself or others

Below is your guide to mental health services in Coventry and Warwickshire. Whether you want to chat face-to-face or over the phone,

there are professionals who have experience with the issues you are facing and they are here to help you.

Coventry and Warwickshire Partnership NHS Trust

Wayside House, Wilsons Lane,

Coventry, CV6 6NY

Telephone: 024 7636 2100 Email: or visit

Mental Health Helpline 24/7: 0800 616171

CAHMS Coventry


Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS) offer a comprehensive range of services that provide help and treatment to children

and young people experiencing emotional or behavioural difficulties, or mental health problems, disorders and illnesses.

These services are available to children and young people up to their 17th birthday. Referral is through professionals such as GPs and educational psychologists.

City of Coventry Health Centre, Stoney Stanton Road, Coventry, CV1 4FS

Telephone: 024 7696 1368
Fax: 024 7696 1409

Monday to Friday (8.30am-5pm).

North Warwickshire

Whitestone Centre, Magyar Crescent, Nuneaton, CV11 4SG

Telephone: 024 7664 1799
Fax: 024 7632 0305

Monday to Friday (8.30am-5pm)

Coventry Mind

Coventry & Warwickshire Mind, Wellington Gardens, Windsor Street, Coventry, CV1 3BT

Telephone: 024 76 552847, or contact online here .