Recently, people are more aware of mental health issues from the ongoing impact of COVID-19. Job losses, the losses of loved ones, fear and anxiety about catching the virus all may cause pressure during this period. People need to support one another more than ever to ensure to go through this together. However, with social distancing restraints and people facing social distancing and self-isolation requirements, this essential social support has become difficult to give and receive.
For this reason above, we should change our understanding of these rules and see it as physical distancing, not social distancing. You are still able to keep social and to give and receive the support that we all so desperately need during this time; we have to go about it a little differently.
Life Resolution’s Opinions On Socializing In A Time Of Social Distancing
How To Share And Receive Social Support During Social Distancing:
· Virtually talk to your loved ones – make sure you keep in touch with your friends and family in whatever way you feel comfortable – call, text, skype, facetime, anything! Just reach out and communicate, most likely, they’ll be craving someone to talk to as well.
· Spend quality time with the people you live with – whether you live with family, your partner, friends, or people you barely know. Try and invest some quality time in bonding and enjoying each other’s company. You could bring out some old board games, cook a meal together, or even sit and watch TV together. Anything you feel comfortable doing.
· Use the power of the Internet – there are so many resources out there to keep people engaged in the community, including online events, seminars, yoga classes, art classes, anything you could imagine, all you need to do is to look for it!
· Mail a letter or postcard to your loved ones – it seems that the days of letter writing are long behind us. But at this difficult time, it is the perfect opportunity to bring it back! Write a letter or card to your friends and family, send a gift by post, or a bunch of flowers – anything that will help to brighten their day and remind them that they are loved. If you’re lucky, they may even send something back too.
· Look professional help if you need it – while there are ways to keep social during the time. It is still difficult to gain the support you need if you feel that your mental health is becoming compromised, or feel the need to speak to a professional. Please do not hesitate to seek support from a qualified psychologist, or for urgent help contact 24/7 services such as Beyond Blue or Lifeline.
Contact Life Resolutions Mary Magalotti And Jodie Brenton Today
The Life Resolutions team always try to provide high-quality support to all the Australians during this difficult time. Our CEO, Jodie Brenton and principal psychologist, Mary Magalotti, understand that social isolation is contributing to an increase in mental health issues and are committed to providing the services to help anyone in need of support.
If you would like to hear more about the journey of Life Resolutions or speak to Mary Magalotti or Jodie Brenton, feel free to contact us HERE, or head to the Life Resolutions website to discover more about the work of Life Resolutions Jodie Brenton and Mary Magalotti.