Health and Wellbeing

Here you will find a list of useful resources on how best to look after your mental health and well-being while working from home during the COVID-19 pandemic. Fortunately, there are many things we can do to support and manage our wellbeing during such times.
 
Public Health Agency: A simple to follow guide from the Public Health Agency on the five steps to looking after your mental health.
www.publichealth.hscni.net/publications/take-5-steps-wellbeing-looking-after-your-mental-health-while-you-stay-home
 
NHS Every Mind Matters: useful advice around stress, anxiety, trouble sleeping, low mood and where to get urgent support if needed. There is also support should you know of close ones that are struggling with their mental health through this time.
www.nhs.uk/oneyou/every-mind-matters
 
Government guidance: advice from the UK government on how to look after your mental health and wellbeing during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.
www.gov.uk/government/publications/covid-19-guidance-for-the-public-on-mental-health-and-wellbeing
 
Mental Health Foundation: tips on looking after your mental health during the Coronavirus outbreak, along with guidance on how to talk to your children about the pandemic.
https://mentalhealth.org.uk/coronavirus
 
Mind: practical advice for staying at home and taking care of your mental health and wellbeing from the Mind, the mental health charity.
www.mind.org.uk/information-support/coronavirus/coronavirus-and-your-wellbeing
 
Working from home: NHS guidance on working from home
www.nhs.uk/oneyou/every-mind-matters/7-simple-tips-to-tackle-working-from-home
 
Bereavement Counselling and Support: https://www.cruse.org.uk/get-help/coronavirus-dealing-bereavement-and-grief

An explanation from the mental health charity, Mind, about types of bereavement and bereavement support: https://www.mind.org.uk/information-support/guides-to-support-and-services/bereavement/about-bereavement/

Advice from ACAS on taking time off for bereavement: https://www.acas.org.uk/time-off-for-bereavement

Advice from Harvard Medical School about coping with the mental health impact of COVID-19: https://www.health.harvard.edu/diseases-and-conditions/coping-with-coronavirus