Employee mental health during Coronavirus (Covid-19)

Employee support

Public Health Wales

This is an uncertain time for us all, but have you stopped to ask yourself how you are doing?

  • Are you managing to stay connected with loved ones?
  • What about staying physically well? Whatever that looks like for you…
  • How are you feeling?

The link to the website below offers some help and advice on looking after yourself and your loved ones during isolation. The website also contains links to partner organisations for further help and support.

Staying well at home (external website)

NHS

Includes ten tips to help if you are worried about coronavirus, and advice on maintaining your wellbeing while staying at home.

Every mind matters (external website)

Mind

Information including practical advice for staying at home, taking care of your mental wellbeing, and finding support for benefits or housing.

Coronavirus and your well-being (external website)

Samaritans

Support and guidance for anyone worried about their mental health.

Samaritans: If you're worried about your mental health during the coronavirus outbreak (external website) 

City Mental Health Alliance 

Resources to help organisations support their colleagues, including how to manage remote teams in challenging times.

Mental Health Alliance - Supporting colleagues to stay mentally healthy in unusual working conditions (external website).

Mental Health At Work 

Mental Health At Work has grouped together resources to support one another’s mental health through the outbreak and through working remotely.

Coronavirus and isolation: supporting yourself and your colleagues (external website)

Management Resources

Mental Health At Work - Coronavirus and isolation: supporting yourself and your colleagues

Mental Health At Work (external website) has grouped together resources to support one another’s mental health through the outbreak and through working remotely.

City Mental Health Alliance - Supporting colleagues

Resources to help organisations support their colleagues, including how to manage remote teams in challenging times.

Supporting colleagues to stay mentally healthy in unusual working conditions (external website)

Health and Safety Executive (HSE)

Employers are required to assess the risk of stress related illness resulting from work activities and to take measure to control that risk. In order to address stress or anxiety for example among employees, the employer need to identify the root cause.

How to tackle work-related stress (external website)

Attendance at work procedure (PDF, 1.01MB)

For more information on stress, please visit the Occupational Health and the Health and Safety pages on LINC.

The Advisory, Conciliation and Arbitration Service (ACAS)

ACAS have published recommendations for managers, who are managing employees with mental health conditions.

Managing staff experiencing mental ill health (ACAS( (external website)

Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD)

Coronavirus - cipd.co.uk (external website)

Academi Wales – Wellbeing

academiwales.gov.wales (external website)

Additional resources

Useful Health and Wellbeing websites:

Mental Health Foundation

Useful resources on how to look after your mental health during the Coronavirus outbreak.

GOV.UK

Government advice on how to look after your mental health and wellbeing during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.

Guidance for the public on the mental health and wellbeing aspects of coronavirus (COVID-19) (external website) 

Mental Health Foundation

Some tips to help you, your friends and your family to look after your mental health, including how to avoid rumour and speculation which can fuel anxiety.

Looking after your mental health during the coronavirus outbreak (external website)

Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) England

Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) England website 

Useful Health and Wellbeing resources:

Bite sized Training: Managing Anxiety Micro Training Session – Mental Health First Aid Wales (external website)

Mental Health Apps

Health and Wellbeing podcasts

Wellbeing podcasts (external website)

Care first

Care first is designed to help you with a wide range of work, family and personal issues. The service is free of charge for you to use and you don't need to ask your manager to use it.

To contact Care first, please call 0800 174 319 or alternatively, access this service confidentially online at Care First: Lifestyle (external website)

Username and password details can be accessed via the Occupational Health page on the Intranet (LINC) or by asking your line manager, Occupational Health or Human Resources.


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