WorkOut your Mind
GoVox is an easy-to-use yet powerful wellbeing platform for educators, employers, managers and leaders that streamlines the consistent, continuous monitoring of individuals’ emotional health and happiness. By measuring your people’s feedback against happiness performance indicators, GoVox helps you to proactively pinpoint at-risk individuals and provide effective, targeted support to the right people at the right time.
With organisations opting to adopt a stricter ‘working from home’ policy, in order to protect employees and hopefully prevent the spread of the virus, the mass switch from an office to a working from home environment creates many challenges. Whether it be operational considerations like maintaining simple channels of communication, to the often overlooking wellbeing implications of working in this isolated manner, there are a range of considerations.
The COVID-19 pandemic has created a level of confusion and anxiety, with government advice for schools and parents ever-changing and evolving. Whether students are being sent home or staying at school for the time being, there are a range of considerations and students and staff alike are under increasing pressure. GoVox is helping to create some calm in this situation by offering a free Wellbeing Check In to schools, so they can sense check the environment and support those that may need it, through their concerns.
Meditation with The Letchworth Centre
At The Letchworth Centre we are running weekly drop in meditation sessions on Mondays 1pm-2pm. They are offered free of charge with a voluntary donation towards our charitable work with children and young people. Please register via Zoom using the link below.
Resilience at home
Being at home is tough, so Hertfordshire County Council have put together a page of ideas to help support peoples’ resilience during the pandemic.
It can feel stressful and overwhelming during an event like the pandemic of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) and we can all be affected differently. You might feel overwhelmed by the information, conversations and the increased levels of stress in your community. Public Health Hertfordshire have put together a page of ideas to help support peoples’ resilience during the pandemic.
Relax with Perfect Balance
If you’ve even been sailing or seen the sea in a storm you’ll know just how it can feel when you describe a mind that is racing all the time and very active. In times like this you’ll see it’s important to master control of your mind and settle things back down to a more calm, controlled and negotiable mind. That’s why Perfect Balance has put together a range of services to help calm your body, mind and nutrition as well as stay physically active. There is a range of free and paid services to help you get control back in your life. Click on the link to find out more about what they have to offer:
You might be worried about coronavirus (COVID-19) and how it could affect your life. This may include having to stay at home and avoid other people. This might feel difficult or stressful. But there are lots of things you can try that could help your wellbeing.
We’re Mind. We understand mental health and wellbeing. We’re here if you need us for support and advice. We help everyone understand mental health problems, so no one has to feel alone.
Elefriends is a supportive online community where you can be yourself. We all know what it’s like to struggle sometimes, but now there’s a safe place to listen, share and be heard. Whether you’re feeling good right now, or really low, it’s a safe place to share experiences and listen to others. Elefriends is moderated daily by the Ele handler team from 10am to midnight.
Living with a mental health problem can often have an impact on day to day life, making things that others might not think about a bit more difficult. We’ve put together these tips and guides to help you cope with everyday things like money, work, university and more.
Wellness Actions Plans (WAPs) are an easy, practical way of helping you to support your own mental health at work, and if you are a manager, helping you to support the mental health of your team members.
Did you know that getting active can reduce anxiety and stress, combat low mood and increase self-esteem? It can help you feel good on the inside and out. We know that starting something new can be challenging, and getting active is no exception. On this page you’ll find some handy tips, resources and inspirational stories to help you on your way.
Explains anxiety and panic attacks, including possible causes and how you can access treatment and support. Includes tips for helping yourself, and guidance for friends and family.
More than one in five (21 per cent) agreed that they had called in sick to avoid work when asked how workplace stress had affected them. Mind has put together a web page dedicated to supporting staff mental wellbeing.
Explains the mental health effects of recreational drugs, what might happen if you use recreational drugs and also have a mental health problem, and suggestions for where to find support.
Leapers offers support and guides to anyone working differently. As many who are self employed have to tackle the issues of isolation,much of our advice is suitable to share with those who are employed too – so we’ve grabbed the most useful points to consider when you’re working from home unexpectedly, in order to support good mental health.
Mental Health Foundation
Mental Health Foundation is focused on prevention of mental illness. Their knowledge, informed by rigorous research and practical based study, has been pioneering change for more than 70 years. They designed a toolkit to help you reach optimal mental health during COVID-19 crisis.
Zero Suicide Alliance
The Zero Suicide Alliance is a collaborative of National Health Service trusts, businesses and individuals who are all committed to suicide prevention in the UK and beyond. The alliance is ultimately concerned with improving support for people contemplating suicide by raising awareness of and promoting FREE suicide prevention training which is accessible to all. The aims of this training are to: enable people to identify when someone is presenting with suicidal thoughts/behaviour, to be able to speak out in a supportive manner, and to empower them to signpost the individual to the correct services or support.
Samaritans is a registered charity aimed at providing emotional support to anyone in emotional distress, struggling to cope, or at risk of suicide throughout the United Kingdom and Ireland, often through their telephone helpline.
Every Mind Matters
Having good mental health helps us relax more, achieve more and enjoy our lives more. We have expert advice and practical tips to help you look after your mental health and wellbeing. Find out how to maintain your mental wellbeing and deal with anxiety about the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.
Hub of Hope
The Hub of Hope is a first of its kind, national mental health database which brings together organisations and charities, large and small, from across the country who offer mental health advice and support, together in one place.
Neuro Love was created to support young people to stay emotionally and physically well during these incredibly stressful and anxious times. It aims to spread love at a time when you may be feeling worried, lonely and in need of some additional support or someone to talk to.
Public Health England
Public Health Engalnd are responsible for: making the public healthier and reducing differences between the health of different groups by promoting healthier lifestyles, advising government and supporting action by local government, the NHS and the public. protecting the nation from public health hazards.
A short and easy to read document explaining how to look after your mental and physical health during crisis.
Place2Be is a children’s mental health charity with over 25 years’ experience working with pupils, families and staff in UK schools. They provide mental health support in schools through one-to-one and group counselling using tried and tested methods backed by research.