This page will regularly be updated with resources relating to the coronavirus outbreak to provide guidance to organisations on how to support the mental health of their employees.
Supporting the mental health of furloughed workers
The CMHA has compiled this guidance for employers detailing tips and signposting to resources to support the mental health of furloughed employees. View Resource
Lessons learned from Hong Kong
Businesses in Hong Kong have been grappling with the coronavirus outbreak for some time. Here Dr Zoe Fortune, CEO of CMHA Hong Kong shares the lessons learned from Hong Kong businesses. View Resource.
Supporting colleagues to stay mentally healthy in unusual working conditions
Many people are finding themselves working remotely or in unusual situations due to the coronavirus outbreak. This quick factsheet has tips for supporting them and links to more information. View resource.
Supporting the mental health of young employees during the coronavirus outbreak
It has never been more important for line managers and businesses to take steps to support the mental health of their people. While this pandemic is generating a significant amount of stress for the whole workforce, there are particular pressures facing those employees in the early years of their careers. The City Mental Health Alliance and the Charlie Waller Memorial Trust have worked together to write this guide, which is specifically designed to help line managers, HR and wellbeing teams and businesses to support younger employees.
CMHA Interview with Unmind: Coronavirus – How can people stay mentally healthy?
This video and web page explores the ways we can look after our mental health in these uncertain times. The video includes an interview with Dr Heather Bolton, Head of Psychology at Unmind. She talks about how individuals can look after themselves and what organisations can to support their teams. The page also includes key takeaways in written form, if you do not have time to watch. View resource.
Managing remote teams in challenging times
Many organisations will not be used to all staff to be working from home at the same time. This video and web page explores the ways in which you can manage your team when you are all in different locations. View resource.
The role of Mental Health First Aiders
We spoke to Simon Blake, CEO of MHFA England, as well as CMHA members about the role that Mental Health First Aiders or equivalents can play support to their colleagues in these uncertain times. View resource
COVID-19 Lockdown: Experiences from the CMHA’s Thriving From The Start Network
Three members from the CMHA’s Thriving From The Start Network committee share how they are responding to the coronavirus pandemic. View resource.
World Health Organisation – Mental health and psychosocial considerations during the COVID-19 outbreak
The considerations presented in this document have been developed by the WHO Department of Mental Health and Substance Use as a series of messages that can be used in communications to support mental and psychosocial well-being in different target groups during the outbreak. View resource.
Public Health England guidance
Public Health England has provided guidelines on how people can look after their mental health and wellbeing during the coronavirus outbreak: View resource.
Public Health England has also provided guidance for parents and carers on supporting children and young people’s mental health and wellbeing during the coronavirus outbreak: View resource.
Be Mindful – a clinically validated online mindfulness course
Be Mindful’s clinically validated online mindfulness course is available for free to Londoners via the Good Thinking website. The service aims to improve the wellbeing of Londoners, with an emphasis on supporting people to improve their own daily wellbeing. So far, over 220,000 Londoners have used Good Thinking to tackle sleep, anxiety, stress and depression. Click here to access. To find out more: View resource.
Grief – Cruse Bereavement Care
Cruse Bereavement Care has put together these resources to share how bereavement and grief may be affected by this pandemic. It covers some of the different situations and emotions bereaved people may have to deal with. View resource.