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.
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.
We're concerned about the impact of coronavirus on those of us with mental health problems. This includes our access to mental health services and benefits, our rights under the Mental Health Act and how it affects those of us who are in work. We are campaigning to make sure that those of us with mental health problems get support and respect during this emergency and beyond.
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.