Self-help Mental Health Toolkit for you and your family
The mental health and well-being of the whole society has been severely impacted by covid-19 and must be considered a priority that needs to be addressed urgently. Psychological distress in populations is widespread. Many people are distressed due to the immediate impacts of the virus and the consequences of physical isolation. Fear of infection, dying, losing family members, stress related to economic situations is prominent.
Frequent misinformation and rumors of the virus and deep uncertainty about the future are common sources of distress. An upsurge in the number and severity of mental health problems is expected.
Specific populations are showing high degrees of COVID-19 related psychological distress i.e. front-line health care workers, children and adolescents, the elderly, populations with comorbidities, women, and the homeless.
Self-help Mental Health Toolkit for anyone
Includes free tips, guides and booklets.
The KwaZulu-Natal Department of Health has compiled extensive and very helpful information for all these vulnerable groups which is freely accessible on their website below.
In this self-help mental health toolkit you’ll find useful tips for individual and families to deal with specific challenges from conflict to budgeting in tough economic times, children’s online books and explanation posters for various topics and concerns they may be trying to make sense of in these times, health care worker education material and tools and local and international research on the impact of the pandemic.
Please visit http://www.kznhealth.gov.za/mental/covid19.htm
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