Your mental wellbeing during uncertain times


Hannah Hipwell


In her recent blog Psychotherapist Hannah Hipwell, who has recently started a counselling service at Hever Castle Health & Wellbeing, writes about caring for your mental wellbeing during uncertain times and suggests some simple changes that you can make to your day to day routine during lockdown which can make a big difference to your mental health.

In her blog, she looks at how by supporting your mental wellbeing you can get through challenging time like these calmer and with more clarity and patience. 

Caring for your mental wellbeing – an overview:

  1. Check-in with yourself – how am I doing?
  2. Time for yourself – mindfulness/exercise /hobby
  3. Communicate – reach out to a loved one/friend/professional


In these extraordinary times living with increasing worry and uncertainty about our health, loved ones and livelihoods life can be challenging and before we realise it the cracks in our mental health and wellbeing can begin to show and our quality of life becomes poorer. Feelings of worry and anxiety can keep us up at night and can often feel difficult to switch off from. Relationship strains can start to take their toll and we wonder when there will be an end to all of this uncertainty and instability.

But Hannah suggests that there are some simple changes you can make to your day to day routine which can make a big difference and by supporting your mental wellbeing we can get through this.

As a Psychotherapist, Hannah has experience working with a range of presenting issues, including but not limited to Anxiety, Depression, Asperger’s, Autism, Bereavement, Abuse and Addiction.

She has a Master of Arts in Integrative Counselling & Psychotherapy from the University of Roehampton and is a registered member of BACP.

She has also worked within numerous counselling settings, including the NHSHospice in the Weald and within the education field as a student counsellor.



In times of crisis If you are feeling at risk and need someone to talk to immediately then please contact Samaritans on: 116 123 or email:

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