1. Pray. Light a candle, if safe, and pray for hope, faith and strength to keep loving and caring for each other during this time of struggle.
  2. Talk about how you feel. This may be difficult if you are self-isolating, but do use the telephone, internet, and social media. Talk to your Parish Nurse by telephone, via Facetime, or by email.
  3. If you need to contact a counsellor this can be arranged by your GP, or via local agencies, or privately. Samaritans are there 24 hours a day, every day, and it’s free to call them on 116 123.
  4. Focus on the things that you can change, not on the things you can’t.
  5. Look after yourself – physically, emotionally, spiritually. Plan to do things that you enjoy at regular intervals during the day – a TV programme, a phone call, a book, a favourite dish, a game, a short walk.
  6. Look after others. Even if only in small ways, do what you can: A smile, a kind word, writing a letter or an email can work wonders.

Psalm 18:1 ‘The Lord is my rock, my fortress and my deliverer’



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