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Coping with ‘pandemic fatigue’ in the workplace

5th January 2022

As the emergence of the Omicron variant and the latest Covid restrictions take their toll, 'pandemic fatigue' is on the rise, affecting people's day-to-day lives. Here our Head of Workplace Mental Health at Mental Health UK, Charlotte Maxwell Davies, shares her insight on how to cope in the workplace, though you can apply these tips anywhere.

5 ways to cope with anxiety during the holiday period

24th December 2021

The holiday period is typically a time of joy and celebration, but it's also natural to find it a difficult time for a whole range of reasons. And this year is no exception with all of the uncertainty and changes happening in the world around us. Many people find this time of year particularly stressful with cooking, parties, spending money, and choosing gifts often on the agenda. If you live with a mental health problem such as anxiety, the feelings of sadness, frustration and pressure during this time can be amplified even more.

‘Tis the Season: 3 in 10 Brits say their mental health nosedives over Christmas

17th December 2021

A new study cites financial worries, entertaining guests and keeping everyone happy as key factors in peoples’ mental health worsening over the festive period.

How I got through my eating disorder – James’ story

13th December 2021

One of our close supporters, James, was diagnosed with the eating disorder Anorexia Nervosa 6 years ago. He now raises awareness about how eating disorders can impact men, what some of the triggers are and how to manage the challenges they bring. Here he brings his personal story to light, with the aim of improving mental health and reducing the stigma that still exists today.

Integrating diversity, equity, inclusion and mental health into our core values at work

6th December 2021

Leading performance marketing agency, Merkle, is partnering with Mental Health UK this December, to bring to the fore the importance of inclusivity and support for people affected by a mental health problem. You can get insight from them below where they share their best practices for creating a mentally healthy work environment.

Statement of solidarity with Azeem Rafiq

17th November 2021

Mental Health UK issues statement of solidarity with English cricketer Azeem Rafiq.

8 Stress Awareness Day Activities

3rd November 2021

National Stress Awareness Day falls every year on the first Wednesday in November. It’s used to help highlight ways that stress can impact people, and what you can do to help relieve stress for yourself and others.

Why Bloom can make a difference to young people in Greater Manchester and beyond

3rd November 2021

Lauren Quigley is Bloom Engagement Officer working in the North of England. She is responsible for engaging schools and colleges in her region to participate in Bloom, a programme which gives students aged 14-18 the tools they need to build their resilience and better protect their mental health. Here Lauren talks about her own mental health challenges and why Bloom can make a real difference to young people in Greater Manchester and beyond.

What is ‘Climate Anxiety’, and what can you do about it?

26th October 2021

Heatwaves, droughts and floods have become a regular fixture in the news. In the leadup to 2021 United Nations Climate Change Conference (also known as COP26) more and more people are talking about ‘climate anxiety’. We share some tips on how you can make a difference environmentally, whilst supporting your own mental health and wellbeing.

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