COVID-19 Mental Health Information and Support

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Public Health England

COVID-19: Guidance for the public on mental health and wellbeing

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/covid-19-guidance-for-the-public-on-mental-health-and-wellbeing

 

Public Health England

Regularly updated guidance on social distancing, including information on getting assistance with foods/medicines and looking after mental wellbeing

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/covid-19-guidance-on-social-distancing-and-for-vulnerable-people/guidance-on-social-distancing-for-everyone-in-the-uk-and-protecting-older-people-and-vulnerable-adults 

 

COVID-19: Guidance for parents and carers on supporting children and young people’s mental health and wellbeing

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/covid-19-guidance-on-supporting-children-and-young-peoples-mental-health-and-wellbeing

 

Rethink Mental Illness

COVID-19 and mental illness help and advice

www.rethink.org.uk/advice-and-information/covid-19-support/

 

Mental Health Foundation

Looking after your mental health during the Coronavirus outbreak https://www.mentalhealth.org.uk/publications/looking-after-your-mental-health-during-coronavirus-outbreak

 

Mind

Coronavirus and your wellbeing

https://www.mind.org.uk/information-support/coronavirus-and-your-wellbeing/

 

Mind

Advice about maintaining wellbeing during social distancing/self-isolation

https://www.mind.org.uk/information-support/coronavirus-and-your-wellbeing/

 

CALM

Ways to stay social while social distancing

https://www.thecalmzone.net/2020/03/putting-the-social-into-social-distancing/

 

Every Mind Matters

Tips for looking after your mental wellbeing while staying at home

https://www.nhs.uk/oneyou/every-mind-matters/coronavirus-covid-19-staying-at-home-tips/

 

Every Mind Matters

10 tips for those who are anxious about coronavirus

 https://www.nhs.uk/oneyou/every-mind-matters/coronavirus-covid-19-anxiety-tips/

 

Relate

Tips for maintaining healthy relationships during social distancing/self-isolation

https://www.relate.org.uk/covid-19-our-advice-and-tips-healthy-relationships

 

AgeUK

Advice for older people on staying safe and well at home during social distancing/self-isolation

https://www.ageuk.org.uk/information-advice/coronavirus/staying-safe-and-well-at-home/

 

WHO 

Helping children cope with stress during COVID-19

https://www.who.int/docs/default-source/coronaviruse/helping-children-cope-with-stress-print.pdf

Mental health and psychosocial considerations during the COVID-19 outbreak https://www.who.int/publications-detail/mental-health-and-psychosocial-considerations-during-the-covid-19-outbreak

CDC

Manage Anxiety & Stress

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/prepare/managing-stress-anxiety.html

 

HelpGuide

Coronavirus Anxiety: Coping with Stress, Fear, and Uncertainty https://www.helpguide.org/articles/anxiety/coronavirus-anxiety.htm

 

Psych Central

A blog about coronavirus anxiety and ways to cope with fear

https://psychcentral.com/blog/coronavirus-anxiety-4-ways-to-cope-with-fear/

 

Royal College of Psychiatrists

Information for young people and adults about dealing with anxiety

 www.rcpsych.ac.uk/about-us/responding-to-covid-19/covid-19-and-mental-health

 

Young Minds

Advice for young people who feel anxious about coronavirus

 https://youngminds.org.uk/blog/what-to-do-if-you-re-anxious-about-coronavirus/

 

Autistica’s new coronavirus resources

Autistic and neurodivergent people are likely to be finding this period especially difficult, and Autistica have been working with researchers and the community to develop coronavirus resources. So far, these include managing uncertainty, maintaining good mental health, developing routine, supporting autistic employees and making online events accessible. Autistica are also hosting live webinars with leading researchers; catch up on the first webinar on social belonging and connectedness here.

 

Adventures at Home

Girlguiding has launched Adventures at Home - a range of activities online to help children, parents and carers find simple ways to create fun, adventure and boost wellbeing. Adventures At Home provides weekly activities for children and young people to build their wellbeing in fun and playful ways at home. Every week we will release activities for all age groups on the Adventures At Home hub on our website. This hub will be full of downloadable resources and idea blogs to support parents, carers, volunteers, and children. We’ll also share an activity a day on our social channels using the #AdventuresAtHome.  

  

Emerging Minds COVID-19 Webinar Series

Emerging Minds have just launched a series of free COVID-19 webinars in collaboration with the Mental Elf. Based on the interest in our first webinar focused on supporting children & young people’s mental health during COVID- 19 we will be exploring what research can offer to help us best support children & young people’s mental health at this time. 

 

MindEd for families, children and teens

MindEd are offering free learning resources about the mental health of children, young people and older adults. MindEd For Families offers advice and support relevant to families who may be under additional stress.

 

National Education Union advice

The National Education Union (NEU) has published a range of advice and guidance for education professionals in the UK around coronavirus. Information includes: how to support vulnerable children during the pandemic and advice on supporting child mental health and wellbeing.NSPCC: safeguarding and child protection

 

NSPCC Learning has published a coronavirus page which pulls together a list of services and resources to support professionals' work with children, young people and families during the coronavirus pandemic. It includes information and advice on: undertaking remote teaching safely, the current UK government safeguarding guidance for schools; how to have difficult conversations with children; our online safeguarding training; and how to contact our information service. The page will be reviewed and updated regularly.

 

 

IPS/employment specific resources:

ACAS (advice for employers)

IPS Grow - Covid-19 Support

IPS Grow - How services can continue to support service users

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