Celtic Football Club today announced its support for the Scottish Government’s Clear Your Head campaign, which highlights practical things we can all do to look after our mental health and wellbeing whilst continuing to stay at home during the current COVID-19 crisis.
The campaign website, clearyourhead.scot, provides a range of advice focussing on the following:
– Keeping to a routine
Trying to sleep and wake at the same time, and eating at regular times.
– Moving more
Staying active, within the current guidance, to boost your mood.
Taking a break
Limiting exposure to the news on social media if you feel things are getting on top of you, instead using fun games, quizzes and apps online to pass the time.
Making time for yourself
Simply taking a breather or doing something you enjoy.
Keeping in touch
Phoning family and friends to ease worry and feel connected.
The campaign website also acts as a signpost to sources of help and advice including NHS Inform, and helplines including NHS24, Breathing Space, SAMH and the Samaritans.
Celtic FC Foundation, the charitable arm of Celtic Football Club carries out its own initiatives in this area, which have already been supported by Neil Lennon. Celtic’s hugely successful, You’ll Never Talk Alone project, tackling loneliness for example has been personally supported by the Celtic manager.
Neil is pleased to also offer his wholehearted support to the Clear Your Head initiative and said: “We are delighted to support the Clear Your Head campaign, which provides some excellent advice and support for us all during these difficult and unprecedented times.
“Our own Foundation has been very active in this area and I have seen first-hand the impact which effective programmes in this area can have on people’s mental health and well-being.
“The current crisis and lockdown is so difficult for us all. I am sure these circumstances will affect so many people in so many different ways, but the Clear Your Head campaign offers really good, sensible advice and important support to anyone who needs it.
“The current situation presents us all with so many challenges, but it’s really important that we all help each other as much as we can. We all need to realise that there is some great support out there and the Clear Your Head Campaign is one of these very useful resources.”
Any supporters wishing to access the campaign should go to: clearyourhead.scot