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Coronavirus Support and Resources
Looking after your own mental health
Coronavirus (Covid-19) is affecting all our lives. Things are changing fast, and many are worrying about what it all means for ourselves and our loved ones. Those of us already living with mental health problems are facing extra challenges too.
This Covid-19 specific page on the MIND website contains useful tips to help you cope during this time.
This information from MIND is to help you cope if:
- you have to leave your house to go into work during coronavirus
- you're experiencing difficult feelings about coronavirus and going to work
- you're worried about how this may affect the people you live with or care for.
The media has been full of updates about the Coronavirus - from daily bulletins on the TV to minute by minute stories in social media feeds - it is hard to avoid. But what if you are living with a mental illness that could be exacerbated by this non-stop rolling news? In this blog article Peer from the Rethink Digital team looks at the simple steps you can take to look after your wellbeing.
This guide from the Mental Health Foundation aims to open conversations about mental health while recognising the important role that nature plays in supporting positive mental wellbeing.
Public Health Information
Public Health England’s ‘Every Mind Matters’ website contains resources to support mental health and wellbeing. Click the country for specific public health information for Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.
A lack of routine can cause extreme anxiety for people with autism. The National Autistic Society has useful resources to support autistic people of all ages. The NAS resources include social stories to help explain the changes in the current climate.
How organisations can support their staff during the pandemic
The Center for Workplace Mental Health provides practical suggestions to maintain health and wellness and tips for managers and human resources professionals to support their workforce during this period of remote working.
The ACAS website includes youtube videos with discussion around the need for employers to prioritise the health and wellbeing of their workforce as they face increasing challenges arising from the pandemic. The focus is on ensuring that the mental wellbeing of employees is supported so that organisations can respond resiliently and flexibly to the changing economy.
This comprehensive toolkit produced by the Society of Occupational Medicine, in collaboration with Mind, Acas, CIPD and others, focuses on the areas employers will have to consider to ensure a smooth transition back to work for their employees. This pdf guide covers a wide range of subjects from managing the risk of the virus spreading, to bereavement, discrimination and concerns which may not have been raised previously in the workplace but have arisen as a result of the pandemic.
This poster can be printed and shared and contains key messages about stress management during the pandemic.
Additional Resources Pages
- View our Resilience Resources here
- View our Stress Management Resources here
- View our Mental Health Awareness Resources here
- View our Bullying Awareness Resources here
- View our Mindfulness Resources here
- View our Equality & Diversity Resources here
- View our Tackling Sexual Harassment at Work Resources here
- Recommended Apps for Resilience, Mindfulness, Mental Health and Sleep
Resilience Training Courses
- Developing Personal Resilience
- Developing Resilience: Training for Managers
- Resilience – Customised Training
Please Note: The information in this website is for general guidance and is not legal advice. Please be aware that some of the articles mentioned on the resources pages originate from countries with different legal requirements from those in the UK.
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