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 ran a survey to find out how the coronavirus pandemic was affecting people's mental health, to help us understand how we can support people during this uncertain time. Our findings show that new mental health problems have developed and existing mental health problems have worsened.
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.
At Mind, we're here to make sure that no one has to face a mental health problem alone. We won't give up until everyone experiencing a mental health problem gets both support and respect.
In response to the coronavirus pandemic, we built and launched our coronavirus information hub. This hub has received over 1.7 million views since its launch in March and our new information resources for children and young people have been viewed over 62,000 times.
Our Infoline and Legal Line have remained operational throughout the pandemic and responded to over 35,000 calls, texts, and chats, and the numbers of new people signing up to Elefriends has increased from over 122,000 accounts in March to over 132,000 in June.
Read more about our work below.