We know this is a stressful time and people want to know what they can do right now to protect themselves and their families.
People may experience a variety of feelings and thoughts during the current situation with Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)
Something like this is upsetting for everyone involved.
People may be experiencing many different emotions like fear, anger, confusion and disbelief. These are all normal feelings in this type of situation. Their reactions appear in different ways, not only in the way someone feels, but in the way they think and what they think
STEP'S TO HELP YOU COPE
- Stay informed through trusted resources
- Spend more time with family and friends and offer your support.
- Be patient with yourself and others. It’s common to have any number of temporary stress reactions such as fear, anger, frustration and anxiety.
- Encourage children to express their feelings and thoughts. Reassure them about their safety.
If you are feeling overwhelmed with emotions such as sadness, depression, anxiety, or feel like you want to talk to someone. Remember Mears Employee Assistance Programme (EAP) that provides colleagues with useful advice and guidance for day-to-day enquiries.
The EAP service is a confidential 24/7, 365 days a year service.
Call 0800015 7287 for help with issues including health and relationships, financial or legal queries, or visit www.colleaguesupport.co.uk
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