Keeping a healthy mind during Coronavirus

26 March 2020

The Army Cadets Healthy Minds Campaign has been developed to help support the cadets and adult volunteers across the Army Cadets.

The focus is on promoting resilience through cadet activities and recognise when a cadet or adult may need some additional support. During this challenging time we recognise some people might be feeling anxious and may need some advice on what to do.

Cadets Branch and your CFAV’s are coming up with some excellent interactive virtual events to help you stay connected with your ACF family during this difficult time. There will be some resilience activities added to the Army Cadet platform over the coming days and weeks. In addition, there is some amazing online content you are able to stream to keep both physically active and support your mental health in a positive way.

Remember in these challenging times it is important look after your Mental Health as well as your Physical Health, so please

  • Arm yourself with the facts but be careful not to overwhelm yourself by overexposure to the news
  • Plan your day and maintain a routine to help you. Try and keep the same bedtime and mealtimes
  • Keep active (maybe a little PE with Joe Wicks at 9am every week day morning or some yoga)
  • Spend time keeping in contact with friends and family (using social media platforms, not face to face)
  • Talk to someone if you feel anxious or overwhelmed

More information can be found on the Young Minds Website.

You can also download the Army Cadets Healthy Minds leaflet here.

If anyone is interested in attending an online session on Saturday the 30th May at 0930 to learn more about Healthy Minds use please email firstaid@armycadets.com obtain the code required to attend.