Public Health England are launching the Better Health – Every Mind Matters campaign to support the nation’s mental wellbeing with the encouragement that “When things aren’t so good out there, make inside feel better”.
The campaign is aimed at adults, but weighted towards those most at risk of mental health problems and encourages people to create a free ‘Mind Plan’. The Mind Plan asks 5 simple questions and then offers advice and recommends steps you can take to improve and strengthen your mental wellbeing.
The Every Mind Matters platform is continuously updated to support people during the COVID-19 outbreak, and includes a COVID-19 hub with tips and support on how to deal with change, cope with money worries and job uncertainty and how to look after your mental wellbeing while staying at home. It also includes practical tips and videos from experts on dealing with stress and anxiety, boosting your mood, sleeping better and what you can do to help others – including advice for parents and for children and young people.
For more help or advice, take a look at the following:
RABI – RABI offer financial support, practical care and guidance to farming people of all ages, including farmers, farmworkers and dependants.
FCN – FCN supports the farming community, whether the issue is personal or business related, providing free, confidential, pastoral and practical support to anyone who seeks help
Prince’s Countryside Fund, in collaboration with YANA, runs a National Directory of Farm and Rural Support Groups to signpost the sources of help and advice for those who need assistance with the challenges of rural work and life.
YANA – provides help for those involved in farming and other rural businesses affected by stress and depression
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