A walk can make the difference in your day
Mental health has never mattered more as we head into not only the challenging winter months and the Level 5 Covid-19 restrictions, according to leading Irish psychologists with Perspectives Ireland who want to help you to cope.
According to the “Adjusting to COVID-19" study by Dublin City University's School of Psychology, Irish people have suffered significantly greater mental health issues during Covid-19, with increasing levels of loneliness and social isolation, less tolerance of uncertainty, and lower perceived control over their lives.
Perspectives Ireland have the following advice for Irish people to help them stay as well as possible at this difficult time:
Dr Yvonne Barnes-Holmes is the co-founder of Perspectives Ireland.
“Losing things that meant so much to us is hard, and the fabric of every day is now plain and less meaningful. Our routines have changed, and opportunities to break out of this routine have been taken away. Our regular socialising has been brought to a standstill with the latest restrictions. This means we are now much more trapped by our routines and they are becoming overwhelming as Covid-19 stretches across a much longer period of time than we had anticipated or prepared for.
Dr. Ciara Mc Enteggart, Co-Founder of Perspectives Ireland, said the take-home message is simple.
"Find a place and time where you can own something again that is just for you. We never give ourselves enough time. This is even more important during the six weeks of level five restrictions because we have lost the other things that make us feel fulfilled,” she said.
Perspectives Ireland are running a free webinar to discuss these issues and advise people how people can value ourselves more in these difficult times.
“How to Value Yourself More” takes place on November 16 at 1 pm. Link to register https:// perspectivesireland.ie/free- webinar-on-how-to-value- yourself-more/
For more information, visit www.perspectivesireland.ie
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