How can I help someone struggling with their wellbeing?
The uncertain circumstances have surfaces emotions of stress, anxiety, loneliness, sadness, and frustration. These emotions are only natural responses to change. However, due to the length of the pandemic, they are being felt for an extended period.
If you know someone struggling with their mental wellbeing but you don’t know what the best way to support them is, here are a few tips that may help.
People tend to worry about opening up; they may feel worried or scared of being judged about the way they think or feel. You can help by creating an environment that is judgement-free and receptive to understanding why they feel certain emotions. Simply listening goes a long way.
You can even offer support by helping them with daily activities, such as cooking a meal, getting groceries, or watching a film together. Try to plan activities outside; such as going for a walk at the park, this will get them out of the house and elevate their mood.