COVID-19 Related Mental Health Problems
The COVID-19 outbreak and all its far reaching consequences is taking a heavy toll on the mental health of even the previously most robust of us. With a growing list of mental challenges and uncertainty affecting more of us than ever - don't be afraid to reach out for professional help.
How many of the below have you struggled with?
OVERWHELM - worry, fear, phobias (past and new), anxiety, feeling out of control
FATIGUE - insomnia, brain fog, lack of energy, depression, increased responsibility (becoming teacher/carer/mental support to others)
CHANGE - loss of friends/family, loss or uncertainty with work/studies, more/fewer people at home more/less of the time, inability to see your support group (friends/hobbies etc.), cancelled/delayed life plans (moving, studies, divorce, marriage), feeling lost
LONELINESS - self isolation, or feeling isolated even if others are around you
LIFE REVIEW - feeling out of your depth knowing you need to make changes to life for the future e.g. lose weight, get fitter, stop smoking, work fewer hours, reduce time with negative people etc.
YOU DON'T NEED TO STRUGGLE
You can learn to cope well, adapt, blossom, be resilient, robust, thrive, take advantage of opportunities, evolve, or just feel better, happy and relaxed again (or for the first time!).
READ OUR HEALTH
Our zero contact COVID secure clinic is open & all sessions are available online
Please note these COVID Secure guidelines for in clinic appointments:
IF YOU HAVE AN APPOINTMENT BOOKED IN-CLINIC AND ARE EXPERIENCING ANY SYMPTOMS OF ILL HEALTH INCLUDING A COUGH, HIGH TEMPERATURE OR BREATHLESSNESS PLEASE INFORM ALICE IMMEDIATELY AND REARRANGE YOUR APPOINTMENT OR SWITCH TO AN ONLINE CALL.
If you currently have any symptoms, however mild of COVID-19, are self-isolating with anyone with symptoms, have recently (last 14 days) travelled from abroad, or have been in contact with anyone with symptoms within the past 14 days, we ask that you either switch your in-clinic appointment for an online Skype/FaceTime/Zoom call, or rearrange your in-clinic appointment for when you have been free of symptoms yourself for 14 days.
If you arrive more than 10 minutes early for your appointment please do not enter clinic - please wait outside at the foot of the external stairs.
Before entering clinic please use the alcohol gel at the sanitation station outside the front door (at the top of the external stairs).
We now practice a strict one client at a time policy on site. This is simple as we have no waiting room, so you will not pass close to other clients when on the premises. To maintain this we have left an ample 30 minute gap between all client sessions - this also allows us to thoroughly sanitise all door handles, client chair and headphones between each appointment.
When in clinic there is a strict no-contact policy to ensure we maintain a safe distance of at least 2m apart at all times. This is clearly delineated with floor tape in the clinic room for clarity.
Please do not bring friends, or family to your appointment unless it's 100% essential (for example you need their assistance to get up the stairs), they also need to take note of these guidelines.
Mask wearing is currently at your discretion. Feel free to wear your own to session.