Wellbeing around COVID-19

Having good mental health helps us relax more, achieve more and enjoy our lives more. There are simple things we can all do to look after our mental health and wellbeing.

We are all living in uncertain times at the moment in regards to COVID-19. You may be worried about this and how it can affect your life. This may feel difficult or stressful. Take a look at the links below for more information and to access support. 



The 5 Ways to Wellbeing

Have you heard of The 5 Ways to Wellbeing?

The 5 Ways to Wellbeing are a set of actions we can all take, which have been shown to improve people’s wellbeing. These are:

✏️ Keep Learning       
? Take Notice       
? Be Active       
? Give       
? Connect


NHS Every Mind Matters

Practical tips and expert advice around anxiety, low mood, stress, sleep, support and helping others.
Website: nhs.uk/oneyou/every-mind-matters/


Views and needs of people with mental health problems.
Website: mind.org.uk/ |  Phone: 0300 123 3393 (Monday to Friday, 9am to 6pm)

Mental Health Foundation 

Information and support for anyone with mental health problems or learning disabilities.
Website: mentalhealth.org.uk/  


Confidential support for anyone experiencing feelings of distress or despair.
Website: samaritans.org/  |  Phone: 116 123 (free 24-hour helpline)

Rethink Mental Illness. 

Support and advice for anyone living with mental illness.
Website:  rethink.org/  |  Phone:  0300 5000 927 (Monday to Friday, 9.30am to 4pm)


Information about child and adolescent mental health. 
Website: youngminds.org.uk/  |  Call the Parents Helpline: 0808 802 5544 (Monday to Friday 9.30am – 4pm, free for mobiles and landlines)

Anxiety UK

Support for people who have been diagnosed with an anxiety condition.
Website: anxietyuk.org.uk/  |  Phone: 03444 775 774 (Monday to Friday, 9.30am to 10pm; Saturday to Sunday, 10am to 8pm)


Resources to help young people who may have suicidal thoughts. 
Website: papyrus-uk.org/  |  Phone: HOPELINEUK 0800 068 4141 (Monday to Friday, 10am to 10pm, and 2pm to 10pm on weekends)

OCD Action

Support for anyone with OCD. Includes information about treatment and online resources.
Website: ocdaction.org.uk/  |  Phone: 03006365478 (Monday to Friday, 9.30am to 5pm). Calls cost 5p per minute plus your phone provider’s Access Charge


Support for anyone who has experienced violence and abuse.
Website: refuge.org.uk/  |  Phone: 0808 2000 247 (24-Hour National Domestic Abuse Helpline)


Working from Home

Click here to find out more information from Pearson about mindfulness, learning remotely, staying active, mental health and calculated grades. 

Click here for the top 10 tips for apprentices completing training during lockdown.

For NHS staying at home tips, click here

For exercises at your desk, click here

For dealing with conflict, click here 

For staying safe when returning to the workplace, click here