Alcohol consumption during COVID-19
Many of us are drinking more alcohol during lockdown and this is understandable; however, it can be a health risk, contributing to an increase in weight and affecting your physical and mental wellbeing. Why not try this free app, which tracks alcohol consumption and also has some great tips and ideas for managing your alcohol intake?
You can find out about alcohol units and calories here.
Are you worried about someone’s drinking?
If you’re worried about someone’s drinking there are a number of ways you can seek advice. Adfam has a range of resources available for families on their website. Alcohol services in Calderdale are still active and can be accessed online or by calling Calderdale Recovery Steps on 01422 415550, or The Basement Project on 01422 383063.
An estimated 19 million people in Great Britain currently experiencing high anxiety levels. It is also important to note that anxiety is normal and everyone, from time to time, may experience feelings of unease such as worry or fear, which can be mild or severe. Below are a number of resources which may help you to understand and manage anxiety:
Every Mind Matters, the national mental health campaign has lots of information on anxiety including a short video to raise awareness.
Anxiety UK has detailed information on different types of anxiety.
Time to Change, a national movement by Mind and Rethink Mental Illness, has lots of anxiety blogs and stories.
Mental Health Foundation has a downloadable resource on overcoming fear and anxiety.
With lockdown easing and changes being made to social distancing guidelines, Mind has produced a guide to managing your feelings as lockdown eases.
If you feel that your anxiety is becoming more persistent, you may wish to think about seeking help.
You can also visit the Calderdale CCG page, ‘Looking after your Emotional Health and Wellbeing’ which contains help services for adults and children.