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Maintaining mental health during the Covid-19 outbreakMaintaining mental health during the Covid-19 outbreak

Coronavirus (COVID-19): health and wellbeing of the adult social care workforce, updated 14 January 2021. Advice for those working in adult social care on managing their mental health, including guidance, tools and advice on how employers can take care of the wellbeing of their staff.

Coronavirus resources of the British Psychological Society for professionals and the public.

Care Workforce app for social care workers, giving access to guidance, learning resources, discounts and mental health support, including two helplines led by the Samaritans and Hospice UK. Downloadable free from the Apple App store and Google Play Store, or

Our Frontline supports the mental health of people working in health, social care, and other key workers in the UK and offers 24 hour one-to-one support, by call or text, from trained volunteers, plus resources.It is a partnership between Shout, Samaritans, Mind, Hospice UK and The Royal Foundation of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge.

Our Frontline: support for social care workers 

Guidance: COVID-19: guidance for the public on mental health and wellbeing, updated 4 November 2020.

COVID-19: guidance on supporting children and young people's mental health and wellbeing, updated 18 February 2021 to add section for students.

ACAS guidance on coronavirus and mental health at work 

Every Mind Matters - simple tips for taking care of mental health.

ANXIETY UK resources

ANXIETY UK helpline open until 10.00 pm: 03444 775 774, Text Service: 07537 416 905.

Check your business insurance to see if it includes a Stress Helpline for employees. Page 9 for those with a Towergate Insurance policy.

Health and Safety Executive information on stress at work, and carrying out a stress risk assessment

Wales: Wales wellbeing - sources of support
Scotland: NHS Inform - resources on mental health and well-being
Northern Ireland: Covid-19 App - resources on mental health

Guidance on wellbeing and mental health during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, updated 18 June 2020. This is guidance for people stuck overseas.

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