Anxiety and Covid-19

Covid-19 has disrupted our lives and caused some of us to feel higher levels of anxiety.

This page has some tips and information on how you can manage your anxiety around Covid-19.

Tips and information

A personalised wellbeing plan template from National Academy for Social Prescribing

A guide from Mind on the anxiety caused wearing a mask and/or face coverings

9 tips for coping with face mask anxiety from Your Way

An article from Help Guide about dealing with uncertainty during Covid-19

Useful pages on Westspace

Anxiety self-help guides

We’ve put together resources on anxiety, links to organisations, factsheets, videos, podcasts and exercises which can help you better understand different types of anxiety, what causes it and ways to manage it.

What can I do right now to calm down?

If you’re feeling overwhelmed, anxious or scared, try these simple exercises to help you calm down.


Mindfulness is the ability to be present in the here and now. This can help you be more aware and understanding of your feelings in a non-judgemental way. On this page, you can find a range of mindfulness tips and ideas to help you feel calmer and help you to thrive.


Finding ways to relax can help reduce feelings of stress, anxiety and worry. On this page, you can find a range of relaxation tips and ideas to help you feel calmer and help you to thrive.

Wellness Toolkit

Just like you have a first aid kit at home for physical injuries, you can have a wellness toolkit to help improve your wellbeing. Here you can find a collection of resources on how to create your own wellness toolkit (some call it a self-soothe box/kit).

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If you’re experiencing low mood, anxiety, or stress in your life, looking into self-help activities and ideas might be the right option for you.