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A number of Mental Health organisations have pages on how to look after your mental health during the Coronavirus outbreak – we’ve pulled out some of the most useful pages for you here:

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Young Minds is running a blog with posts on topics like anxiety, coping with OCD, and coping with an eating disorder – there are many other great resources on the site including a helpline for parents

Student Minds has resources for you including sections on staying at home, and guidance for people with ongoing mental health difficulties

The Anna Freud centre has produced resources for young people – they also have a section with advice for parents and carers that you might want to pass on

How to manage our anxiety about coronavirus – factsheet produced by NHS Western Isles

Tips on how to cope with isolation – NHS Scotland advice sheet

Samaritans have published resources if you’re having a difficult time and are worried about your mental health

SAMH has resources on dealing with anxiety, looking after your mental health, and what to do if you need help urgently

Mental Health Foundation has a section on Looking After Your Mental Health During the Coronavirus Outbreak

Mind has pages on Coronavirus and your wellbeing

The World Health Organisation (WHO) has produced an information sheet on coping with stress just now

This page has suggestions for self-care strategies that young people have suggested – some of these suggestions might not be so easy in the current situation but you might find some you’ve not thought of or tried before

You can also find resources on the UHI Page on Mental Health, Stress and Anxiety