October 10th is World Mental Health Day, with this year’s theme being ‘mental health for all’. 2020 has been a difficult year for many and prioritising the mental health of ourselves and our loved ones has arguably never been more important. Mind have reported that 60% of adults and over two thirds of young people have said that their mental health has gotten worse during lockdown. With the winter months often cited as impacting mental health, and continued concerns over the impact of coronavirus on things like job retention, it is important to remember to BE KIND to yourself and to others and to not be afraid to ask for help.
We have pulled together some links that can help to support you, your families, your staff and the children you provide care for. Please also read the Autumn Edition of our Y Bont newsletter, which centred around supporting mental health and features a wealth of useful information on supporting mental health of staff, children and your own mental health, and is available for members here. We are also in the process of finalising a new template ‘Mental Health’ Policy within our Stepping Out Guide which will be available to members in the next few weeks.
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https://mentalhealth-uk.org/ - lots of useful information, including an article on ‘burnout’ which has been recognised by the World Health Organisation as an ‘occupational phenomenon’
https://happiful.com/ - resources to support wellbeing, and ‘happiful hacks’
https://www.anxietyuk.org.uk/coronanxiety-support-resources/ - advice, information and support on coping with anxiety, including specific support resources on ‘coronanxiety’, along with videos
https://www.time-to-change.org.uk/get-involved/world-mental-health-day - information about World Mental Health Day and additional resources/information
https://www.mind.org.uk/get-involved/world-mental-health-day/ - information about World Mental Health Day and additional resources/information
https://www.acas.org.uk/supporting-mental-health-workplace - supporting mental health in the workplace