The coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic is still with us. Moreover, the UK Government is saying that the UK is "now seeing a second wave" of Covid-19 with Boris Johnson advising “We are once again asking office workers who can work from home to do so."

If you’re continuing to work from home make sure you are taking care of your mental health. Here are Gallagher’s top tips for your wellbeing during remote working.


The people around you offer a valuable pool of support, so it’s important to maintain those connections in your new working environment. Make plans to video chat with colleagues or teams you’d normally see in person, and communicate regularly with your team so everyone feels connected.


Build physical activity into your daily routine if possible – and try and make sure you are leaving home for your daily walk or run. Most of us don’t have gym equipment at home but there are still plenty of activities you can do to keep fit and healthy, from gardening to online workouts.


The constant stream of social media updates and news reports about the coronavirus could cause you to feel worried. Sometimes it can be difficult to separate facts from rumours. Use trustworthy and reliable sources to get your news.

Social media

Social media updates and news reports about the coronavirus could cause you to feel anxious – try switching off notifications so you’re able to concentrate on tasks more effectively. Use reliable sources when keeping up-to-date, so you are accessing accurate information and news.

Natural environment

Many of us are missing the positive benefits of connecting with the natural environment but it’s still possible to get some aspects of this even whilst indoors at home. If you can, try and situate your workspace near a window, and make sure you open your windows regularly to let in fresh air. If you have a garden or balcony try and spend some time outside each day.


In these challenging times having a routine can help – plan out your daily and weekly tasks. With schools closed across the UK, many people are also juggling the additional pressures of childcare and learning, so having a daily timetable may help give structure to your day.

Learn something new

Now is the ideal time to take advantage of the extra time at home to learn something new such as a language, new skill or a hobby. There are lots of online resources and apps you can use to help.


Take care of yourself both mentally and physically as much as possible. Meditation and yoga can help boost your mood and reduce stress. Make sure you’re eating balanced meals and getting enough sleep - and set aside time to have fun and connect with friends outside of work using online tools or apps.