With the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak meant that life changed for all of us, causing us to feel anxious, stressed, worried, sad, bored, lonely or frustrated.
It's important to remember it is okay to feel this way and that everyone reacts differently. Remember, this situation is temporary and, for most of us, these difficult feelings will pass.
There are some simple things you can do to help you take care of your mental health and wellbeing during times of uncertainty. Doing so will help you think clearly, and make sure you are able to look after yourself and those you care about.
We have put together a list of websites and resources that may help you during this time.
Mental Health at work
Disclosing a Mental Health Condition at Work: Article by Online Counseling Programs
Mental Health Support
Mind, for better mental health
Digital mental wellbeing, through support, self assessments and links to resources can be found with Good Thinking
BBC Headroom, a mental health tool kit
The Mix, essential support for under 25s
Worried? Have a confidential conversation via The Help Hub
Anxiety UK can help and support you to find ways to control anxiety instead of it controlling you
Harmless: Support for self-harm and suicide
HOPELineUK: confidential support and practical advice for self-harm and suicide or call 0800 068 41 41
Calm App, for tools to help improve your health and happiness
Mental Health Support – Scotland
Breathing Space – Scotland, a free, confidential, phone service for anyone in Scotland over the age of 16 experiencing low mood, depression or anxiety
Mental Health Support - Speak with Someone
The Samaritans; Call 116 123
Shout; text 85258
The Mindset Support Group - 07470117783
Community Advice & Listening Line – Wales 0800 13 27 37
Lifeline - Northern Ireland - 0808 808 80 00
HOPELineUK 0800 068 41 41
Peer emotional support app HearMe
Mental Health Support - For Children
Mental Health Community Support
Detox Local AAPI Community - Resources for American Asian and Pacific Islander communities.
South Asian Health Foundation on Instagram
The Summit Wellness Group: Resources for Black, Indigenous and People of Colour.
Mental Health Disability and Accessibility Support
AbilityNet supports anyone living with any disability or impairment to use technology to achieve their goals at home, at work and in education
Asian Disability Network, a support platform around disability and how we navigate this with our ethnic and cultural identity
Inspire Wellbeing - Northern Ireland Association for Mental Health: Working together with people living with mental ill health, intellectual disability, autism and addictions to ensure they live with dignity and realise their full potential
Sign Health: Improving Deaf People’s Health and Wellbeing
Loss and bereavement support
Grief Encounter free, professional and specialist bereavement support services for children and young persons
Hopeagain: The youth website of Cruse Bereavement Care offering support, advice and a type of signposting service, solely online to children and young people who have lost a loved one/s
Menopause Support: Campaigning to improve menopause education, to raise awareness within the workplace and for all employers to have menopause guidelines in place. Consultations available.