In these weird times, it can be hard to keep a clear head. We’re working with the Campaign Against Living Miserably - CALM - to make things a little easier and stay #ApartButTogether…
Together we’ll be covering everything from fun challenges to help you stay connected and well at home, to support and advice on how to adapt to what’s happening - and we’ll be getting help from Claudia Winkleman (including updates on how *that* fringe is holding up) and the FA.
Top tips to help keep a clear head
Now, more than ever, we need to stay home, keep talking, and find new ways to stay connected to friends and family. Check in on people, see how they’re doing, but also make sure to have some “me” time.
Explore what works best for you
Now is a good time to try different techniques and ways to manage your mental wellbeing. That doesn’t mean learning Greek or trying to bake 100 cakes. It means giving yourself some time to decompress, pamper or just sit down and relax. Find out what works best for you.
Don’t be afraid to ask for Help
CALM has loads of tips and resources available at thecalmzone.net on how to adapt to this ‘new’ normal. And if you need to speak to someone their helpline is also open 5pm-midnight ready to offer practical advice to help you deal with however you’re feeling during this strange time.
Who are CALM?
Campaign Against Living Miserably (CALM) is a charity leading a movement against suicide through vital, life-saving support.
They challenge stereotypes and challenge the stigma that prevents people talking about suicide to help make sure people find the strength to seek help.
In these strange times, they have loads of tips and support to help you put some order around your day and tackle everything in the best way possible. And their helpline is open every day of the year, 5pm-midnight, for anyone who is struggling and needs to talk.
Help them meet record demand to their helpline
During the first week of lockdown they saw an increase of 37% in daily calls from people struggling with worries around health, family, work and mental health concerns. If you can help them meet this record demand please donate here.