Our information hub provides advice on how to support your mental wellbeing during this period. This includes practical advice on coping with staying at home, tips for employers on supporting yourself and your team, and updates on how the new coronavirus laws could affect your rights. If you're a young person struggling at this time, we've also got some information for you.
"Mind have helped me in some of my darkest moments."
As we start to feel the impact of coronavirus on our mental health, it is incredibly important that we take action now. Demand for our vital support and services will grow – and we must be equipped to meet it. However, many of our fundraising events have understandably been cancelled, and all of our shops are closed. We need your support now more than ever.
We've spoken to lots of young people who've told us that coronavirus is affecting their mental health in different ways. In our information resources for children and young people, you'll find information and tips from others to help you cope during this uncertain time. There's also advice for parents and carers of teenagers who are worried about their child's wellbeing.
In April 2020 we carried out some research to find out what impact coronavirus and the first national lockdown were having on people’s mental health. Help us understand the ongoing impact of the coronavirus on the nation’s mental health by completing our new survey.
Whether you're a key worker, adjusting to remote working, wondering how to support staff caring for children or struggling with being furloughed, we're here for you. Take a look at our resources to support you and your teams while at work.
This winter, those of us severely affected by mental health problems are at risk as we struggle to access vital services, food and benefits. Following our campaign for a Winter Package, the UK Government has now announced a Mental Health Support Plan for Covid-19. And it includes many of the things we campaigned for.
Local Minds have adapted the way they provide services following government and NHS advice. This means that most face to face services can no longer take place in person. Many are now running telephone helplines with extended hours. Others are moving to use online platforms and video conferencing so they can connect directly with anyone who relies on their services. Contact your local Mind directly to find out more.
Our head offices in London and Cardiff are now closed because of the coronavirus outbreak. We can't open your letters or acknowledge postal donations, so we ask you not to send anything by post right now. You can still donate online and any letters you have already sent will be kept safe until we can reopen the office. If you have questions, get in touch with our supporter relations team.
Thank you to all of the amazing individuals and organisations
supporting our emergency appeal.