THE FIRE service is urging people to consider the impact of self-isolation on our mental health .

Hereford and Worcester Fire and Rescue Service said: "Please do consider the potential impact of self-isolation on your children and you from a mental health perspective. There is excellent advice available from Mind and also from the World Health Organisation.

Mind have released this mental health checklist for looking after yourself during isolation:

Food: do you have a way to get food delivered if you need to self-isolate?

Cleaning: do you have cleaning supplies?

Work: can you carry on working, including working from home? If not, can you find out your rights to payment or benefits?

Medication: do you have enough medication, or a way to get more?

Connectivity: have you got ways to keep in contact with people you see regularly, like their phone numbers, email addresses? Do you need help setting up digital communication, like a video calling app?

Routine: can you create a routine or timetable for yourself? And if you live with other people, should you create a household schedule? Do you need to agree how the household will run with everyone at home all day?

Exercise: is there any physical activity you can do inside your home, like going up and down the stairs, using bean tins as weights, or exercises you can do in your chair?

Nature: have you thought about how you can bring nature into your home? Can you get some seeds and planting equipment delivered, or put up photos of green spaces?

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Entertainment: have you thought about things to do, books to read or TV shows to watch?

Relax: have you got materials so you can do something creative, such as pencils and paper?

If you are going through crisis you can contact The Samaritans on 116123 or visit