Taking care of your mental health and wellbeing during COVID-19

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Now, more than ever, is a time to take steps to protect your mental health and wellbeing, and that of your family, friends and colleagues.

The COVID-19 pandemic brings with it a variety of challenges for our frontline NHS team members,  who are facing important and demanding work over a potentially prolonged period of time. The nature of many people’s roles will have changed, and we want everyone to feel safe and adequately supported.

For our non-clinical colleagues too, the pandemic has had a profound effect on daily life – from working at home to furlough, and from home-schooling children to supporting family and the community from a distance.

To help everyone to stay well in these unprecedented times, we have collated a number of resources, tips and guidance, and encourage you to share them widely with colleagues, friends and family members who may find them useful:

Click here to access the Birmingham Health Partners Mental Health and Wellbeing resource centre.

It’s important to recognise that it’s ‘ok not to be ok’. The new resource centre contains advice and tips for NHS staff, newly qualified healthcare professionals, healthcare team leaders, University and non-clinical staff, and children. Its aim is to help everyone adapt to the ‘new normal’ – staying physically healthy, mentally well, and equipped to help other people of all ages through these challenging times.