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How to keep healthy – both mentally and physically

As COVID-19 pandemic continues to unfold and new information is being quickly it might feel hard to keep up. It’s important to take a step back and focus on what you can control to best support you and your family’s mental health.  Here are some resources that might be helpful.

Coping with stress and anxiety (CAMH)

Talking to children about COVID-19 and its impact (CAMH)

Helping children cope with stress during the 2019-nCoV outbreak  (World Health Organization)

Coping with stress during the 2019-nCoV outbreak (World Health Organization)

 

“Physical activity is a great way to reduce stress and anxiety and improve our mood and overall health. If you are self-isolated, find ways to exercise in your home. For example, use your stairs or follow an exercise video on YouTube.” – CAMH

“Eating healthily can help us feel better. When we are stressed, many people might choose comfort foods that are not actually good for stress and overall health. As much as is possible, choose more fruits and vegetables, and drink lots of water.” – CAMH