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Supporting employees on furlough

2nd April 2020

The coronavirus outbreak has had a huge financial impact on UK businesses. The government have offered a Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme in order to help businesses retain staff during this difficult time. Those on furlough will also need to adjust to a significant change. We've outlined some of the ways you can support furloughed staff with their wellbeing.

How to have an open conversation with young people about coronavirus.

27th March 2020

Enda Egan, head of our young people's programme Bloom, gives advice to parents and carers to help support open conversations with young people about their worries during the coronavirus (Covid-19) outbreak.

Managing your mental health as a key worker during the coronavirus outbreak.

25th March 2020

Now more than ever you might be feeling the pressure if you’re a key worker. You may be working longer hours than usual with new social distancing restrictions and you may be the only person in your family still going out to work each day. All this can lead to additional stress and worries for you and your family. We’ve put together some ways to help you manage your mental health during this period.

6 ways to boost your wellbeing while staying indoors

24th March 2020

It’s natural for our emotions to feel very up and down in these uncertain times. And you may be worried long-term how this will affect you. We’ve come up with lots of practical tips and ideas to help you manage your mental health, and stay entertained, while we’re advised to stay inside.

Looking after children and yourself while working from home.

23rd March 2020

Emily from our Fundraising Team at Mental Health UK writes her thoughts and tips for looking after young children while working from home amid the coronavirus outbreak.

How you can help others during self-isolation

19th March 2020

It’s times like these we often see communities coming together in new ways (in this case not physically!) which is amazing to see. Here are some practical ways you can help your local community during this time. 

How to look after your mental health while working from home

19th March 2020

As the government announces social distancing measures, what can we do to look after our own mental health? We will continue to update this article as the situation changes with the most up-to-date advice.

Mental health problems among students on the rise reveals significant new report

10th March 2020

The largest mental health survey ever conducted on UK university students reveals an 8% rise year-on-year of those with a serious personal, emotional, behavioural or mental health problem for which they needed professional help. The figure now stands at almost half of the student population (42%).

Building self-esteem in a pressurised world

8th March 2020

For International Women’s Day, Mental Health UK alongside our partners Bill’s Restaurants hosted an event focussed on building self-esteem in a pressurised world. Here are some of the highlights of what was discussed.

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