Mental Health Resources

Infectious disease outbreaks like the current COVID-19 can affect our mental health immensely. It is important to stay informed, but it is equally important to manage our well-being in such worrying times. 

 

General advice from the Mental Health Foundation UK :

  • Look after your health while you stay at home 

  • Avoid speculation and use reputable/official sources for updates on the situation

  • Try your best to stay connected with others

  • Talk to your family

  • Try not to make assumptions or jump to conclusions

  • Try to manage how you follow the outbreak on social media

Gambling

and

Gaming

Lockdown restrictions resulting in bans of social and sporting activities have contributed immensely to an increased risk of addiction to gambling and gaming activities. 

If you are concerned about your own or anyone you know, please refer to the key addiction indicators below adapted from Lewisham Local. 

Please contact us on our COVID-19 Helplines for support. 

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Emotional

Signs

  • Preoccupation with gaming

  • Downplaying time gaming

  • Unable to set time limits

  • Avoiding family/friends

  • Being overly defensive

Problematic 

gambling

  • Spending too much money/time

  • Finding it hard to manage or stop

  • Arguing with family/friends

  • Thinking/talking about it all the time

  • Chasing losses or suffering debt issues

  • Gambling until you have nothing left

  • Feeling anxious/worried

  • Losing interest in hobbies

  • Neglecting personal needs

  • Lying/hiding gambling

  • Selling possessions

Physical

Signs

  • Headaches or migraines

  • Neglecting hygiene

  • Extreme fatigue

  • Carpal tunnel syndrome

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