Icarus Webinar #1: Recording and Resources – COVID-19 Stress & Anxiety

Yesterday we ran our first webinar to test the water and see what we can do to help people manage their anxiety and stress regarding the current situtation in the UK with COVID-19. We aimed to provide up to date inofrmation on the virus and debunk a few myths with information from The London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine.

We kept the format very loose and open in order to make it as interactive as possible so that the flow of information and questions went both ways. This proved very useful and some good ideas were bounced around and we have compiled a list of resources that we hope you will find useful, and obviously please share with as many people as possible.

We were delighted to have Dr Charles Winstanley, Chairman of the Contact Group join us yesterday to see how Zoom works for webinars so that they too can take advantage of technology to help and support veterans in the community.

One of the questions raised was ‘How do we support those veterans who do not have access to the internet at home and do not have smart phones?’ This does make it much more difficult and is a real concern for those that are even more isolated due to the lockdown. The only solutions that came out were to call them on the phone every day so that they have soemone to talk to and to break up their day. If you don’t have their phone number then talk to them through their window for a while, this will hopefully reassure them that they are not forgotten. So if you know anyone in this situation and you have their phone number then please call them every day or knock on their window for a chat.

You can watch the video below and you will find a list of resources underneath the video.

Ideas and Resources:

  1. Create a daily routine so that you have structure, focus and purpose
  2. If you live alone have contact with someone every day via phone, internet or anyother way without being in close proximity
  3. If you aren’t able to get to work and can’t work from home, enjoy some downtime and then focus on learning and developing yourself in some way, there are plenty of options for online learning, here are a few to get you started:

Paid Courses

Free Courses

Here are the PDF’s we talked about in the video which provide information about COVID-19 from The London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine plus an infographic explainnig how Anxiety works:

Government Information and Resources:

Hypnosis Audio Tracks for Anxiety & Panic Attacks, Overthinking and Insomnia, it is best to listen to them through your headphones when you know you have between 20-60 mins of uninterrupted time.

Anxiety and Panic Attacks

Insomnia

 

Useful Videos:

 

We hope you found the webinar recording useful and the links and resources.

Please let us know what your  questions are, topics you would like covered in future webinars and join us at the same time 3pm GMT every Wednesday and share this with your friends and family as well.

Next Wednesday we will cover Brain States and how you can alter them in order for you to steer yourself away from anxiety and depression and be in a positive, productive state instead.

Until next week, be safe and well.

The Icarus Team

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