Category: Help & Advice

Preparing young people for the return to school

6th August 2020

Many young people will need reassurance and support as they prepare to return to school. Some may experience heightened levels of fear and anxiety in already uncertain times. Here we look at some of the challenges young people may have faced during lockdown, how these experiences might impact on their return to school and how you can best support this transition.

Insurance industry can’t afford to discriminate against people living with mental illness

30th July 2020

We have urged the insurance industry to review the service they provide to people living with mental illness in our new report: Affording protection: mental health and insurance.

Returning to work after furlough – How to manage the anxieties you might be feeling

21st July 2020

After weeks of living under lockdown, our worlds are slowly starting to open up again. With restrictions beginning to ease, many people that were furloughed are now being asked to return to work. But what do you do if you’re feeling anxious about returning to work? Laura Peters, Head of Advice and Information Services at Mental Health UK, provides some useful tips.

How can menopause affect your mental health?

7th July 2020

It’s common for women to experience mental health problems as a result of the hormone changes which happen during menopause. We also hear from Elizabeth, who told us her experience of how menopause affected her mental health and how she’s managing her symptoms.

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.

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