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Oxfordshire Mind share mental health advice amid COVID-19 outbreak

Oxfordshire Mind share mental health advice amid COVID-19 outbreak

Published by Scarlett Bawden-Gaul at 7:50am 15th March 2020.

Oxfordshire Mind have shared advice for people with mental health issue amid the COVID-19 outbreak.

The Oxfordshire branch of mental health charity Mind has shared advice on looking after mental health during the coronavirus outbreak. 

Current government and medical advice of self isolation, even for minor symptoms, is being given but this can cause problems for those with mental health conditions.

Dan Knowles is CEO of Oxfordshire Mind and told Mix96 the difficulties situations like this can have for those with mental health difficulties:

"For somebody with an existing or underlying mental health condition this sort of different and unstabling event can be very unsettling. They can cause people to have rational and irrational raised anxieties, so that is one of the key areas for us to be helping people.

"Self Isolation is something that can cause anxiety in a number of ways so on our website there is some very practical advice about how people can go about understanding that."

The information covers eating well, staying hydrated, ensuring medication is stocked and staying connected to other people. 

To read the information provided visit the Oxfordshire Mind 'Coronavirus and your wellbeing page'.

Dan wants people to know the information is not localised but they can contact their local Mind organisation should they need further information or advice.

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