Mental health resources during coronavirus

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


4 minutes

Looking after your own mental health

This video explores how you can look after your own mental health, how you can approach conversations with your manager or colleagues and why it's important to talk about how you're feeling.

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

Podcast on strengthening your resilience

Our resilience has a significant impact on how we work and how we feel at work. Francoise Woolley, head of mental health and wellbeing at Acas, shares her insights into the small but powerful steps we can take to strengthen our resilience.

Listen to 'Top tips to strengthen your resilience'


2 minutes 30 seconds

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 training courses, events and conferences can help you manage mental health at work during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Book training in mental health at work


3 minutes

Supporting positive mental health at work

In this video, we look at how employers can support good mental health, why it matters and 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

Podcasts on how to improve wellbeing at work

Workplace wellbeing strategy in practice – with the Ministry of Defence

Finding the best way of improving wellbeing in your team or organisation can be challenging. In this podcast, Martin Short from the Ministry of Defence shares how he created a wellbeing strategy using the Acas framework for positive mental health, and how you can influence others in your organisation to make wellbeing a priority.

Listen to 'Workplace wellbeing strategy in practice'

The business of mental wellbeing – with Fujitsu

Evidence shows that investing in mental wellbeing at work brings significant benefits. Sarah-Jane Littleford from Fujitsu shares how to overcome stigma when talking about mental health and what that looks like in practice for Fujitsu during the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Listen to 'The business of mental wellbeing'

For every £1 spent on mental health, organisations get £5 back on average

More helpful resources

Training and events – mental health

Our training courses, events and conferences can help you manage mental health at work during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Book training in mental health at work

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