MENTAL HEALTH SUPPORT
Everyone faces challenges in life. How big or difficult these challenges are will be different for each of us but we all know what it’s like to feel drained and struggling to cope. This page offers support and advice on finding ways to build on our strengths and to increase our resilience in order to meet the challenges we all encounter from time to time.
It is also about going further than coping and surviving and realising that there is good evidence that a range of simple actions are strongly linked to people feeling happier and more satisfied with their lives. It is about knowing that there are actions you can take that will build up your health and wellbeing and then doing something about it yourself – taking small steps to living well.
Public Health England has published new advice to support mental health during the Coronavirus outbreak. PHE has also updated the Every Mind Matters platform with specific advice on maintaining good mental wellbeing during the outbreak.
Action for Happiness – Action for Happiness is a movement of people committed to building a happier and more caring society, with an aim of reducing mental ill health. Explore the ‘Ten Keys to Happier Living’ as strategies for promoting wellbeing.
Five Ways to Well-being – Developed by the New Economics Foundation to promote well-being
There are a number of websites that explore how these concepts can be lived out to foster greater well-being.
The British Psychological Society – A resource paper on Coronavirus and UK school closures: General support and advice for schools and parents/Carers, including a section on mental health and well-being.
NHS Every Mind Matters – NHS site with advice on how to look after your mental health and well-being, especially in relation to the Coronavirus pandemic
NHS Every Mind Matters Your Mind Plan – A n online Mind Plan Quiz that provides tailored advice that responds to your answers - https://www.nhs.uk/oneyou/every-mind-matters/your-mind-plan-quiz/?WT.tsrc=Search&WT.mc_id=MentalHealthGeneric&gclid=Cj0KCQjwpfHzBRCiARIsAHHzyZr3W2CwDv6yBQPTNttiwJMhdPCRsy-JsIcA0iy_mNXfxz98CU7KEzUaAgqCEALw_wcB
Mind – Tips on mental health and wellbeing in relation to the coronavirus
Mental Health at Work – A useful portal signposting resources to assist in mental health and wellbeing – including when working from home.
BBC News - Professor of Public Health Linda Bauld offers advice for those struggling with their mental health during coronavirus social distancing and self-isolation
Mental Health UK - Advice from Mental Health UK on looking after your mental health and Well-being in relation to the Coronavirus
Young Minds – Advice for young people on well-being whilst self-isolating
NHS Advice “Worried about your teenager?” - Advice for parents on mental health issues affecting young people.
Advice from Carmelites for this time of Confinement.
Ten practical suggestions from an enclosed religious order on how to get through these days at home.
(Resources for children, young people, parents/Carers and education professionals)
The Ministry of Parenting – support and resources for parents, and training materials for practitioners
Mental Health & Wellbeing for Staff
Mentally Healthy Schools -
Action for Happiness - https://www.actionforhappiness.org/10-keys (Similar to the five ways to wellbeing mentioned in previous bulletins)
Mental Health at Work - https://www.mentalhealthatwork.org.uk/toolkit/coronavirus-and-isolation-supporting-yourself-and-your-colleagues/?utm_source=MIND%20%28THE%20NATIONAL%20ASSOCIATION%20FOR%20MENTAL%20HEALTH%29&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=11451871_HTWW_MHAW_2_April_Manual_SP_oneoff&dm_i=CZC,6TGBJ,WYJ0ZO,RAZP4,1
The Schools Bus – Free Mental Health Calendar for school staff (30 Mental Health Tips) - https://hub4leaders.co.uk/learning-hub/resources/staff-mental-health-calendar/staff-mental-health-calendar/
Dr Pooky Knightsbridge - 5 tips for staying mentally well - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8GmQijmUrkk&feature=youtu.be