Loneliness, Isolation & Mental Health

Being honest, I have never in my whole life experienced anything like what is going on all over the world right now with the effects of the Corona-virus and according to all reports this public health crisis is just getting starting and it’s going to get a lot worse.

Not only has my work and University closed but all the bars, restaurants, Cinemas, gyms and any other communal activity you can think of are about to shut. I'm feeling a huge sense of loss and isolation and I have never been more aware of how all of this is going to start hitting our mental health's.

It's for these reasons why it’s so important that we all try to keep focused and put into a routine things that are going to promote and sustain a positive mental mindset.

So.......Let's start with a bit of self-awareness.

Mental Health Quiz's, Assessments and Surveys

The first link below is to an NHS services website quiz. This 18 question survey will help you realise what your general mood is and depending on your results it will suggest some really useful website services and strategies that can help you over come any mental health blocks you are experiencing right now.

NHS Mood Quiz

The second link is to a whole bunch of quiz’s that are a little more specific in their nature. With these you can test your anxiety levels, susceptibility to depressions and a whole manner of different mental health issues.

Mental State Assessment

It might be scary for some and you might not want to hear the results but knowledge is power. The more you know about what’s going on in your head the more power you have to do something about it.