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Coronavirus and your wellbeing

PUBLISHED: 16 Mar 2020

Follow our top tips to look after yourself and learn about how GroceryAid can help

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Infectious disease outbreaks, like the current Coronavirus (Covid 19), can be scary and can affect our mental health. While it is important to stay informed, there are also many things we can do to support and manage our wellbeing and mental health during such times.

Follow our top tips to look after yourself:

If you find that the news is causing you stress, try to limit the amount of coverage that you are reading or listening to. It’s best that you don’t avoid news completely and that you keep informed of the developments but try to limit this to once a day.

Be in touch with friends and family regularly to stay connected with them via social media, email or phone, it may change your normal routine but it’s important to feel close to them when feeling worried or anxious. 

If you are unable to work, it’s important that you create a new routine through exercise, mindfulness, and hobbies to keep busy and active.

Eating well and keeping hydrated is important for physical and mental health, and good for keeping on top of low mood and blood sugar levels. 

Help the vulnerable. Think of those that it’s more difficult for and why not help the elderly or sick with their shopping whilst doing your own.

How can GroceryAid Help?

Self-Help Guides

We have various Self-Help Guides available through our partner Rightsteps from day one of working in the grocery industry. 5 Ways to Wellbeing, Anxiety, Healthy Eating, Low Mood, Physical Activity are just some of the topics available to work through for help.

Wellbeing Sessions

Ideal for those looking to make lasting changes in their lives you have access to a more structured self-guided support. There are 6-8 sessions lasting approx. 45 minutes each. Sessions include topics such as General Anxiety, Learning to Change, Low Mood, Social Anxiety.

24/7 Helpline

GroceryAid provides a confidential 24/7 Helpline, 365 days a year for anyone who is working or has worked within the grocery trade, regardless of the length of service. This free service provides emotional and practical support to help through a difficult time.

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"GroceryAid’s School Essentials Grant will alleviate some of the financial strain on low-income families particularly in these uncertain times. Research shows parents need to spend around £300 on school uniforms each year per child.” @mandi_leonard

Visit: https://bit.ly/2CRB2jq

A recent survey reported that if a child wears an ill-fitting or wrong school uniform, the impact can be bullying and feeling left out.

We have launched a School Essentials Grant which is available for families who need help in grocery.

Find out more: https://bit.ly/2CRB2jq