Updated: Mar 6, 2022
The world is a pretty scary place at the moment with the current events that have unfolded in the past few weeks.
Our hearts can only be with the people suffering in Ukraine and their families that must be feeling so helpless at this moment in time.
One of the main things covered in the media, is the number of children that have lost their lives as a result of the war that has taken place and sadly this will only continue to rise.
This can be particularly triggering for bereaved families of children, which is understandably so.
As important as it is to keep up to date with world events, it is also just as important to recognise if it is impacting your mental health.
- Limit the news and where you read it. Discussions are a natural human action and provide an outlet for voicing worries. However discussions on social media sites that are not factual and just provide speculation can do more harm than good as they raise anxiety levels.
- Limit social media.
Sometimes taking a social media break can ease anxieties around current events
I've attached a post that lists specific charities that are helping the people of Ukraine
- Reach out.
In times of grief it is important to reach out to people when feeling low.
We have a list of useful contacts on our support page and you are of course more than welcome to reach out to us.
Sending a big hug