Tips for managing isolation

Discover tips for managing isolation during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic

While it might feel like we don’t have control of current events, it's important to remember that we can do many things to feel empowered and enabled.

Find opportunities to share positive and hopeful stories with others, generate positive emotions by sharing memories, and show acts of kindness.

For your physical health, the most important thing you can do is maintain basic hygiene, particularly frequently washing your hands with soap or using hand sanitiser. For your mental wellbeing, there are a number of things you can do:

  • Maintain a healthy diet, exercise and sleep regime.

  • Keep the conversation going – talking to loved ones about any worries and concerns.

  • Engage in hobbies and enjoyable activities at home.

  • Be prepared – ensure you have enough food, supplies and medication on hand. Ask for help collecting these items if needed.

  • Avoid or reduce your use of alcohol and tobacco.

  • and more.