Category: Wellbeing and self-care

Why Christmas isn’t easy for everyone and how to cope

12th December 2022

Christmas is the time of year when we’re expected to be our merriest and most joyful. There are friends and family to see, and a wealth of opportunities to have fun and let loose. For some of us, our reality during the festivities is far from this. It can be a stressful time of year with family duties, financial strain, pressure to keep to traditions and tricky logistics. It can also brings up some difficult emotional experiences, such as trauma and grief. So how can we navigate these challenges and protect our mental health?

How to protect your mental health and cope as we head into winter

15th November 2022

We asked Mental Health UK’s staff what they do to boost their mood and look after their mental health in the winter. And they were brimming with ideas! Take inspiration from some of their strategies to help you feel brighter and cope better this winter.

Putting my mental health first made me stronger

7th October 2022

Fundraiser, Luke Hamer tells us why putting his mental health first made him stronger – as part of our World Mental Health Day campaign encouraging people to make their mental health a priority.

How I look after number one

7th October 2022

Tying in with our World Mental Health Day campaign encouraging people to make their mental health a priority, our colleague Gemma tells us why looking after her mental health is integral to her quality of life. 

Feeling lonely while working from home

12th May 2022

During the pandemic, the number of us working from home skyrocketed. For some of us, this change became permanent and the new normal. Whether it’s a couple of days a week or every day, many of us are still working from home and experiencing the isolation that can come with it. Evie, 30, from rural Norfolk, shared her experience of loneliness with us, and what she has found helpful to keep more connected.

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.

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.

Mental Health UK and ITN Productions launch new programme, ‘Forward Together for Mental Health’

10th October 2021

Mental Health UK and ITN Productions Industry News launch a new co-production ‘Forward Together for Mental Health’, exploring how the pandemic has advanced the mental health narrative and agenda in the workplace and wider society.

Why good mental health is so important to us

8th October 2021

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