Mental Health Resources

Mental Health Resources

Reports:

Briefing Note: Supporting Mental Health During the Pandemic

COVID-19 has plunged us all into uncertainty and the constant news about the pandemic can feel relentless. With the prospect of several more weeks of disruption, unrelenting pressures and/or isolation, feelings of uncertainty, helplessness and loneliness will take a toll on colleagues' mental health. It is therefore imperative that we maintain support for our teams during these challenging times. There are proven methods of intervention that can readily be adopted for low-cost or no-cost, and we've pulled together this briefing note to help you recognise and respond to your teams' mental health needs.


Webinars:

This free webinar was held on Saturday 10 October to coincide with World Mental Health Day, and attracted over 1,100 viewers.  Click the image to register to see the webinar recording - access is completely free.


Useful Links:

Heads Together

Heads Together wants to help people feel much more comfortable with their everyday mental wellbeing and have the practical tools to support their friends and family.


Mental Health at Work

Our Frontline: support for emergency services

Our Frontline offers round-the-clock one-to-one support, along with a collection of resources, tips and ideas chosen to support your mental health as you do your work to protect us all and keep the country going. For ambulance staff in England, call 0300 131 7000 from 7am to 11pm – or, for all other emergency services staff, text BLUELIGHT to 85258 for a text conversation or call 116 123 for a phone conversation at any time.


Mental Health, Housing and Financial Guide for Veterans

One in five veterans are believed to suffer from mental health difficulties, most commonly depression, anxiety or alcohol dependency. 

We were contacted by Lily Jones, a grandaughter of an injured veteran, to share her very comprehensive guide for veterans who are struggling mentally and financially after they leave the forces.  The guide provides assistance in the following areas:

  • Housing
  • Jobs and Training for Veterans
  • Mental Health Support
  • Scholarships for Disabled Veterans
  • Help for Older Veterans
  • Help for Injured Veterans
  • Help for Carers of Injured Veterans
  • Help for Blind Veterans
  • Financial Advice
  • Information on Armed Forces Pensions
  • Assistance for RAF and Navy Veterans

Mind

Mind - Blue light support for team 999

Our emergency services save lives every day. Managing their mental health matters. Our research shows blue light teams will always need support with their mental health, because of the pressures they face in their roles. Access our targeted support for staff, volunteers and employers across ambulance, fire, police, and search and rescue teams here.


Mental Health Foundation

Prevention is at the heart of our work in mental health.


Oscar Kilo

Oscar Kilo is the home of the National Police Wellbeing Service and brings assessment, learning and conversation about emergency services wellbeing into one place.


The Royal Foundation - Mental Health

We must change the conversation on mental health. At The Royal Foundation we will continue to tackle stigma and encourage more people to talk openly about mental health. We want to ensure that everyone’s understanding of the need to keep mentally fit is on a par with what we know about the need to eat healthily and to exercise. We are also supporting new services so people can find the right help they need, at the right time, and in the right place for them.


Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) England

Through our training and campaigning, we equip people with the skills they need to support their own and others’ wellbeing.

We offer a range of evidence-based face to face and digital learning, from awareness raising to skill development. Our courses empower people to notice signs of mental ill health, and encourage them to break down barriers, listen in a non-judgemental way, and signpost to support for recovery. 


Rehab 4 Addiction

Coronavirus: Guidance for Better Mental Health


UCL Online MBA programme

How to tackle mental Health in the workplace as a manager and colleague.