Mental health resources during coronavirus

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Many of us may feel concerned or anxious, having less control over how we work and live our lives. This is a normal response and there are things you can do to support your own — and other people’s — mental health and wellbeing.  

Our top tips

  • communicate clearly and openly
  • use and adapt what has worked for you before
  • prioritise looking after yourself and your staff
  • use support that’s available

Everyone

13 minutes

Looking after your own mental health

This video looks at how line managers can support staff, how to respond when someone is struggling and the importance of looking after our own mental health.

Our tips for everyone

  • reflect on what makes you feel more positive
  • keep in touch with people regularly, including your manager
  • get support if you need to, in a way that works for you
  • have a routine and structure your day with activities you enjoy
  • look out for and support other people
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Managers

15 minutes

Supporting your staff's mental health

This video looks at how line managers can support staff, how to respond when someone is struggling and the importance of looking after our own mental health.

Our tips for managers

  • do not make assumptions
  • keep in regular contact with your staff
  • agree clear expectations and boundaries
  • reassure staff that their safety is the priority
  • look after yourself and get support if you need to

Training and events for managers - mental health

Our remote training courses, events and conferences can help you manage mental health at work during the coronavirus pandemic.

Find out what events and training are being held by Acas.

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Employers

17 minutes

Supporting positive workplace mental health

In this video, we look at how employers can support good mental health, why it matters and key actions they can take to prepare their organisation and their people for times ahead.

Our tips for employers

  • adapt what has worked before
  • help managers support their staff
  • listen to and address staff concerns
  • encourage people to talk about mental health
  • communicate clearly, often and honestly
For every £1 spent on mental health, organisations get £5 back on average

Deloitte, 2020 (PDF, 8.1MB, 60 pages)

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Training and events - mental health

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