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Mental Health Cymru will help people manage their feelings during the COVID-19 pandemic and beyond

A new online campaign has been launched to signpost people to sources of support to help their mental health and wellbeing during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Mental Health Cymru is a dedicated page that highlights the telephone support that is available, along with NHS approved courses that can help individuals cope at home.

The campaign is delivered primarily through social media and digital advertising, targeting those who are most likely to need mental health and wellbeing support.

Dr Julie Bishop, director of health improvement at Public Health Wales, said: “The restrictions which have been put in place to limit the spread of Coronavirus have had an effect on all aspects of our lives.

“As a result, people may be experiencing stress or worry about jobs or money, as well as missing the time they spend with friends and family and the other things we normally do that help us to cope.

“Feeling down about the pandemic is normal, but for some people the negative thoughts and feelings are harder to shake off.

“Help is available through free, NHS-approved, online courses which help people learn how to cope with their feelings, while allowing them to complete the course at their own pace in their own home.

“Talking about how you are feeling is also very important which is why we have signposting to a variety of helplines that can offer advice or a friendly ear.”

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