It is important to find an approach that SETTLES the mind. Here are some suggestions:

S: • Stay focused on the here and now and avoid thinking too far into the future and take each day one step at a time.
E • Engage and stay connected to friends, family and support networks.
T • Thoughts are thoughts, not necessarily facts. Be alert to negative thoughts and don’t give them power.
T • Treat people with kindness, support others through this time of uncertainty.
L • Limit information and time on unhelpful media. Constant exposure to anxiety-fuelling stories drives panic and uncertainty.
E • Exercise is key, research shows that good physical health is critical for a healthy mind, focus on good sleep, eating well and working out.
S • Seek help if you are concerned about yourself or others.