Getting to know each other better during quarantine
13th May 2020
This might be the most time that you’ve spent with the people inside your home for a while. We know that living in this new way can sometimes feel pressured and it’s easy to get angry with each other and disagree. This time can also be an opportunity to work on our relationships with those we live with.
Bipolar and COVID-19: How to come out of this crisis with improved mental health and wellbeing
11th May 2020
The Covid-19 pandemic has changed the way we work, live and interact with others. This is all bound to have an impact on our mental health, but it isn't always bad. Liz shares with us how she's finding lockdown with bipolar disorder.
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.
Delivering Bloom online during the coronavirus outbreak
29th April 2020
Abbie Longley, Head of Year 13 at Oldham Hulme Grammar School shares her experiences and tips delivering Bloom online during the coronavirus outbreak.
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.
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