Caring for yourself is particularly important during the COVID-19 pandemic to ensure you stay safe and well. You can take practical steps to help maintain your health and wellbeing as much as possible during this time.

As a family member with a loved one living in a care home, you might have experienced particular challenges to your own health during COVID-19. If you are struggling, speak to your GP.

Below are some additional ways you can support your own wellbeing during this time.

A good night’s sleep can help you to wake feeling refreshed and ready for the day ahead. Adjusting your bedtime routine can improve the quality of your sleep

How to get sleep

The Headspace app is just one of many tools available which can help to embed stress relief and resilience into your daily life


Mindfulness can help to improve mental wellbeing by tuning in to what you are thinking and feeling


Spending time outdoors, or going for a walk, can help to improve your health and wellbeing



If you need to talk to someone after reading this information, the following organisations can offer you support:

TEL: 0800 090 2309

TEL: 0808 808 7777

TEL: 0808 808 1677

TEL: 116 123


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