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Mental health resources hub

Covid-19 has led to unprecedented changes to our lifestyle on a scale never experienced before. To offer guidance, we’ve curated a number of resources in our Mental health resources hub; including advice from mental health professionals and actionable tips on how to prioritise your well-being, and navigate this period of uncertainty.

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Quiz - How resilient is your team?

Quiz - How resilient is your team?

How effective is your team’s ability to recognise, handle and recover from difficult situations? Find out in our quiz.

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Download - Choosing the Right Mental Health Training

Get your free download, The Red Cross Guide to Choosing the Right Mental Health Training and start making lasting, positive change in your business.

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Infographic - What impact has Covid-19 had on UK businessesand their employees?

Infographic - What impact has Covid-19 had on UK businesses and their employees?

What has been the impact of Covid-19 on businesses and their employees? Find out in our infographic.

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Enrol on our free Mental Health and Coronavirus online training course

Our quick, easy to access online training is for those who may be finding isolation challenging during the lockdown.

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Quiz - are you stressed? Recognising the signs

This quiz is designed to help you recognise the signs and symptoms of stress, and if they are affecting your mental health.

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Quiz - are your employees stressed? How to recognise the signs

Explore what steps you can take as an employer to help reduce stress for your employees during Covid-19 restrictions.

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Download - Talking to Employees about Their Mental Health

Take the first step in building a more supportive, open workplace with our free download: Talking to employees about their mental health: your guide to starting the conversation.

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Seven easy mindfulness activities you may surprisingly enjoy

Our infographic outlines 7 easy to do activities that can help improve your mental wellbeing at home.

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Watch our roundtable Mental Heath and Coronavirus webinar

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Watch our webinar on the importance of mental health in first aid

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Our mental health first aid courses explained: Which Red Cross training course is right for your organisation

We've developed a virtual training programme to help ensure mental health training continues to be accessible and convenient during the ongoing Coronavirus pandemic. Find out more here.

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6 ways to manage your mental health if you struggle working from home

6 ways to manage your mental health if you struggle working from home

Struggling working from home? Find out how you can better manage your mental health and wellbeing with our top tips.

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BRCT - Blog post - What do you get from a Red Cross mental wellbeing course

What do you get from a Red Cross mental wellbeing course?

Mental health training has a number of business benefits – but what sort of outcomes and objectives can you expect to achieve for your company? We’ll explain all.

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How does the increased use of digital technology at work impact our mental health? 1

How does digital technology at work impact our mental health?

The link between digital technology and mental health is complex. We explain the pros and cons of tech in the workplace, and why balance is essential.

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Emotional wellbeing under Covid-19 restrictions: recognising signs of stress

Many people know what stress is, but do you know how to recognise it? Find out how to recognise the signs of stress in our blog.

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6 ways to better manage your emotional wellbeing under Covid-19 restrictions

In this blog, we recommend some activities that promote better wellbeing, while helping you adjust to the uncertainty of the current situation.

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5 steps to improve mental health at home

In this blog we’ve identified five small ways you can improve your mental health at home, particularly if you are working remotely, or in isolation.

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Advice for employers: communicating with staff working from home

Find out how to better communicate with and support staff working remotely in this helpful blog.

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7 tips to help you work from home during Covid-19

Working from home has been challenging for many people during Covid-19. Read our blog for 7 working from home tips by experienced freelancers.

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Sean Betts: How I strike a healthy work/life balance after my burnout

Business leader and Managing Director at Annalect, Sean Betts talks about his burnout and how he manages a healthy work/life balance.

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5 quick home exercises to suit all interests and abilities

Exercise is great for your physical and mental health. We've provided 5 quick exercises to do at home that suit people of all interests and abilities.

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Secret staff: the benefits of being open and honest at work

In our secret staff series, an anonymous real employee talks about how being open with their boss helped gain much needed support at work.

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Secret staff - A simple lack of thought - How my work handled a colleagues suicide

Secret staff: how my work handled a colleague’s suicide

In our secret staff series, a real employee talks about how their company's handling of a colleague's suicide has led to feelings of anger and resentment.

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Seven easy mindfulness activities you may surprisingly enjoy

Taking control of your emotional wellbeing has never been more important. Here's 7 easy ways you can implement mindfulness activities into your daily life.

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How to best support employees in self-isolation

Find out how to help your employees cope with self-isolation while dealing with your own pressures in our blog.

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How Michael J Lonsdale helped support mental health at work

Find out how MJL helped support mental health at work and improve team resilience with our globally recognised CALMER psychosocial framework and mental health training.

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Find out more about our virtual mental health training courses

Our range of mental health training courses are now available online as virtual training. Ensure that your employees' mental health and wellbeing continue to be supported.

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