Equal Opportunities Commission


E-news Issue 239


Looking after your mental health during COVID-19

Pay cuts, layoffs, policy U-turns, social life shutdowns... not only has the raging COVID-19 outbreak made us more alert than ever with our personal hygiene, but it has also brought fear, anxiety and a deepening sense of isolation to our lives. As much as we look after our physical health and try to stay afloat financially, remember that there is no shame in admitting our feelings of vulnerability and finding some mental support.

The Centre for Health Protection (CHP) offers an abundance of mental health resources tailored for children, adolescents, parents, elders and the general public in relation to the pandemic. The “Shall We Talk” campaign, launched by the Advisory Committee on Mental Health, is another lauded platform for anyone looking for ways to cope with stress and depression. Last but not the least, the New Life Psychiatric Rehabilitation Association (NLPRA) has also created a dedicated COVID-19 webpage, complete with mindfulness exercise ideas, tips for staying positive at home, and video interviews with clinical psychiatrists.

Learn more now by clicking the links below.