Episode 17: Dealing with Change
This episode was created for you by Place2be
Throughout our lives, we are continuously adjusting to change – but especially now – more than ever. The coronavirus pandemic has effected us all in different ways – for many of us it has changed the way we work; our daily routines; the way shop and eat and connect with people we love. The list goes on – and it’s hugely important that we feel able and equipped to deal with these changes.
We’re very grateful to James Emmett, who works as a clinical practice trainer at our charity partner, Place2Be for his expert tips and guidance on dealing with change.
You can listen now below.
Place2Be provides in-school support to improve the emotional wellbeing of pupils, families and school staff, and expert training for professionals working with children. The charity helps children cope with emotional challenges so they can have brighter futures.
Transcript for Episode 17
VO: 60 Second Support
Professor Green: I’m Professor Green, bringing you help and advice from some amazing people during the coronavirus pandemic.
It’s important we take time to talk about our mental health right now, and today we hear from James Emmett from Place2Be on coping with this period of big changes.
James Emmett: The first thing to think about is control – even though lots of things may be changing around us, there’ll be parts of our lives that we are still in control of and it’s often helpful to focus on these areas.
Think about continuity – we may well be dealing with some big changes – but there are things that can remain constant such as what time you get up, what music you listen to, or who you keep in touch with.
And finally – talk to someone – if this period of change is causing you to feel low or anxious, tell someone how you’re doing, share what you’re going through, and if you need it always reach out for help.
VO: 60 Second Support with Heads Together… sup ported by the Audio Content Fund. 00:05
Professor Green: For more help and advice visit headstogether.org.uk