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Expert comment - maintaining mental health during lockdown

Dr SandhuDr Harbinder Sandhu, Associate Professor in the Clinical Trials Unit at Warwick Medical School and clinical psychologist, comments on wellbeing and mental health as the "lockdown" is extended for another three weeks:

“The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have highlighted the importance of mental health and wellbeing during these challenging times. Adopting healthy coping strategies is extremely important in helping manage feelings of stress, worry or anxiety.

“It is okay not to be okay and to recognise that as we move through this pandemic thoughts feelings and emotions will change. Allowing time and room for these emotions is important, for example feelings of loss and grief.

"It is important to remember that there is support available and things you can do to help manage your own mental health and wellbeing such as: reaching out to family and friends, talking to someone, accesses the national helplines and also more practical tips for your day to life during lock down.”

17 April 2020

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