Everyday living

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.

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Carers, friends and family

Explains how to cope as a carer, giving practical suggestions for what you can do and where you can go for support.

Coping as a parent with a mental health problem

Explains how to cope as parent with a mental health problem, giving practical suggestions for what you can do and where you can go for support.

Debt

Gives information about where you can get support with - and out of - debt when you have a mental health problem.

Financial help

Gives information about where you can get support with funding opportunities.

Food and mood

Explores how your diet can affect your mood, and provides tips for improving your mental wellbeing through healthy eating.

Insurance cover

Explains how mental health problems can affect insurance cover, what your rights are, and how to choose the right cover for you. Includes a list of specialist insurance providers.

Loneliness

Explains loneliness, giving practical suggestions for what you can do and where you can go for support.

Mindfulness

Provides information on mindfulness, how to practice it and how it can help with mental health problems.

Money - keeping it under control

These pages give information on different sources of income, how medication can affect your money and how, if necessary, you can give others control over your money if you become particularly ill.

Money - managing

These pages give tips and information about managing money, from budgeting and bank accounts to credit unions, and gives practical information about things to be wary of, and how to complain if you have been mistreated.

Money and mental health

Gives information about the relationship between money worries and mental health.

Online safety and support

Explains how to keep yourself safe and look after your wellbeing when you use the internet for information or support for your mental health. It covers protecting your privacy, how to take relationships offline safely and how to address online bullying and abuse.

Physical activity, sport and mental health

Explains why being active is important, the types of activity to consider, how to overcome barriers, planning a safe routine and ideas for staying motivated.

Relaxation

Tips and exercises to help you relax.

Sleep problems - tips

Brief tips on how to cope with sleep problems.

Stress

Explains what stress is, what might cause it and how it can affect you. Includes information about ways you can help yourself and how to get support.

Student life

Explains how having a mental health problem can impact upon being a student, and suggests ways of coping and where to go for support.

Wellbeing

Explains how to improve and maintain your mental wellbeing, whether you have a diagnosis of a mental health condition or not.

Work and mental health

Explains how you can be mentally healthy at work, giving practical suggestions for what you can do and where you can go for support.

Working in the ambulance service

Information for staff and volunteers in the ambulance service on how to manage your wellbeing and what support is available to you. 

Working in the fire and rescue service

Information for staff and volunteers in the fire and rescue service on how they can manage their own wellbeing. 

Working in the police service

Information for staff and volunteers in the police service on how to manage your wellbeing and what support is available to you. 

Working in the search and rescue service

Information for staff and volunteers in the search and rescue service on how to manage your wellbeing and what support is available to you. 

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