Category: Help & Advice

Dealing with uncertainty

7th May 2020

Disappointment is natural, but do you feel completely overwhelmed or ‘out of control’ when plans change unexpectedly? Being clear on what is inside and outside our control can help uncover resilience allowing us to adapt, rebuild, recover and recognise that we can also change and develop over time.

Where does the time go?

28th April 2020

The more ‘free time’ we have, the harder it can be to find a balance between productivity, leisure time and rest. How do you choose what to prioritise when the days are rolling into one? Using tools from the Bloom workshop on juggling time, we bust some of the myths and provide some tips on how best to utilise your time during quarantine.

Majority of people living with mental illness say coronavirus pandemic has caused a deterioration in their mental health – first UK-wide online peer support service launched in response

27th April 2020

Eighty percent (80%) of people living with mental illness who responded to a survey by charity Rethink Mental Illness said that coronavirus and the measures to contain it have made their mental health worse, including 28% stating that it is “much worse”.

Coronavirus and my wellbeing

8th April 2020

Jemima from the Fundraising Team at Mental Health UK provides her advice for looking after your mental health if you’re experiencing problems for the first time as a result of the pandemic.

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.

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