Managing the anxiety around Covid-19: one day at a time. Resource pack for activities and support

Slade, K. ORCID: 0000-0002-7442-4805 and Beck, A., 2020. Managing the anxiety around Covid-19: one day at a time. Resource pack for activities and support. HM Prison & Probation Service.

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You may be feeling anxious about Covid-19 or coronavirus and this is to be expected, it is an uncertain time. Almost everyone is worried either about themselves or those close to them. You may find that you experience greater including emotional disturbance, depression, stress, difficulty sleeping, low mood, irritability or anger and these are all normal responses to quarantine. You are also likely experience periods of monotony and boredom, suffer from low mood and motivation, and need to tolerate being in close proximity to a small number of other people, while potentially separated from other friends and family for long periods of time. The scale of the current pandemic might seem overwhelming (adding to our anxiety and fear), and firm information about the future is scarce. People in isolation situations emphasise the importance of staying in the present and not being too distracted by the end point. Instead, they try to break down the task or challenge (in the present case being stuck in isolation) and focus on the most important, achievable, and immediate tasks: what can be done over the next hour, day or week. This guide provides link and information to support you. If you do not have access to the internet, then if you are an AP resident, then you can ask a member of staff if they could download or print it for you.

Item Type: Other
Alternative Title: COVID-19 resource pack for approved premises residents
Description: Manual / Guide. This resource pack provided activities and guidance on support based upon best available evidence.
Creators: Slade, K. and Beck, A.
Publisher: HM Prison & Probation Service
Date: 25 March 2020
Divisions: Schools > School of Social Sciences
Record created by: Linda Sullivan
Date Added: 02 Dec 2020 14:44
Last Modified: 31 May 2021 15:12

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