Feeling anxious about COVID-19 / Coronavirus? This may help. Can you help?

It’s hard to know what to believe in a rapidly changing situation, when big decisions are being made at a pace that can feel bewildering. For those people that live with anxiety, these effects can be magnified, and for some who haven’t experienced anything like this before, anxiety can appear, which can be both confusing and alarming.

A colleague of a colleague reached out to me this morning and asked if I knew of any video resources that could help around anxiety and COVID-19. I had a quick look, but I couldn’t find much. So, I’m thinking about making a video – which would take almost a full day to research, script, set-up, record and edit and publish and 8 minute video. Crazy, I know, but a well-informed video takes a fair bit of work.

So, I’ll put the list of written resources I found that look good below. But if you’re reading this and are in the position of funding me to make a video, I’d really like to hear from you. At the moment, I’m self-employed, and don’t have any income coming in. I can do so much pro bono, but we need to pay the bills too.

Here’s the list:

  1. 7 reasons why its hard to control your coronavirus anxiety (Stat News)

  2. How to Cope With Anxiety About Coronavirus (COVID-19) Learn strategies for managing stress during a pandemic (Verywell Mind)

  3. Coronavirus: How to curb your anxiety about Covid-19 virus according to psychologists (The Independent – UK)

  4. Coronavirus (COVID-19): managing stress and anxiety (University of Melbourne)

  5. 7 science-based strategies to cope with coronavirus anxiety (The Conversation)

  6. Coronavirus: how to stop the anxiety spiralling out of control (The Conversation)

  7. Speaking of Psychology: Coronavirus Anxiety (podcast) (American Psychological Association)

  8. How COVID-19 May Impact Mental Health: When anxiety about a coronavirus becomes a problem (Psychology Today)

I hope this helps. Get in touch if you’d like to talk more.

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