Staying mentally well

Stay mentally well during coronavirus COVID-19 lockdown | Support from Simplyhealth
 

The importance of resilience shouldn't be understated, especially as we make our way through a strange 2020. Lockdown, and slowly coming out of it, will have a significant impact on our lives. And going through so much change will cause heightened stress levels, even anxiety around difficult situations. That's why we created our Mind hub, a selection of articles to help boost your mental health. We want to promote positive mental wellbeing and provide ways in which you can adapt and thrive.

 

To do this, we've partnered with authorities in the field, including award-winning author Liggy Webb and mindfulness experts HeadUp Labs, the people behind the successful HeadUp health and fitness app. We've also worked with Olympic Performance Psychologist Charlie Unwin to create The Thrive Project, a step-by-step guide to help you unlock your mind's potential.

Managing anxiety

 

6/4/2020

 

10 tips for coping with anxiety

10 tips for coping with anxiety

 

Liggy Webb's ten things to do to help you cope with anxiety, including a bit of exercise and limiting the amount of news in your life. 

Master the 10 tips

7/4/2020

 

How we can deal with anxiety during stressful times

Woman video-calling her family

 

Liggy Webb helps us navigate the feelings of anxiety which are normal as the lockdown's aftershock continues to disrupt and dominate our lives. 

Manage stress-induced anxiety

11/1/2021

 

5 ways you can reduce stress and anxiety

Drinking coffee to reduce stress

 

Be active. Connect with people. And three other ways you can help your stress levels as we head through this year.

5 ways to reduce your stress

11/1/2021

 

6 creative ways to help calm your mind

Colouring and me-time to help calm the mind

 

Get creative and reduce your stress levels, with crafting, cooking, colouring-in and more. 

Get creative, get calm

Building resilience

 

6/4/2020

 

Dealing with change through resilience 

Mum and daughter gardening to build resilience

 

We're all experiencing a change of pace that may seem disruptive, overwhelming and, at times, exhausting. But we can get through it with resilience.

Dealing with change

7/4/2020

 

10 tips for dealing with change

Mum and daughter home-schooling together

 

Liggy Webb has outlined 10 ways to deal with change throughout this hectic year, from embracing change through to having a plan.

The 10 tips of change

7/4/2020

 

A chance to reset some habits?

Man opening his curtains, new day, new habits

 

We all have the routines that work for us, but they may have been disrupted over the past few months. That isn't a bad thing. Discover how you can reset some of your bad habits going forward. 

How to adapt

Boosting mental wellbeing

 

23/4/20

 

A guide to growing veg

Growing vegetables indoors during lockdown

 

Do it like Dylan Hartley, discover how you can grow both veg and your mental wellbeing at the same time with our hands-on guide. 

Get growing

23/4/20

 

The mental wellbeing benefits of gardening

Lady watering the flowers in her garden

 

If you have a garden, make use of it. There are so many aspects that enhance positive mental wellbeing. We've even made a list! Please note, we do mention talking to plants. That's normal.

Learn the benefits today

23/4/20

 

How exercise encourages a healthy mind

Lady doing yoga in the garden keeping healthy

 

Exercising is good. That's a basic statement. But why is it so good? It can help with stress. It can boost your mood. And it can enhance your brainpower. Ready?  

Exercise and mental health

29/7/20

 

Your friends can boost mental wellbeing

Two friends walking and chatting, enhancing mental wellbeing

 

Strong friendships can enhance your mental wellbeing in so many ways. And we've noted those ways down, give them a try.   

How friendship helps

11/1/21

 

Winter Wellness activity book

Winter walks to improve mental wellbeing

 

From checklist adventures for the great outdoors to fun puzzles on those wet wintery days. The activity book to boost your wellbeing.

Get exploring

Supporting mental health at work (at home)

 

19/5/20

 

Lets talk about mental health

Lady discussing her mental fitness on a video call

 

We need to remove the stigma. Your mental fitness is much like your physical fitness. It's not always at its peak, and that's ok.

Mental health: Discussed

19/5/20

 

7 valuable mental wellbeing resources

Guy chatting to colleagues about mental wellbeing

 

Does your company have a mental health initiative? Get a guiding light on workplace mental wellbeing with these 7 free resources. 

Discover the resources

19/5/20

 

How to manage workplace mental health from home

Man video-calling with colleagues about mental health

 

Advice from experts on how to manage the mental wellbeing of yourself and your colleagues while out of the office environment. 

Learn the signs

14/7/20

 

Money & your mind: Easing the emotional burden

Talking to a financial advisor on the phone

 

We've been through a lot in 2020, but there are ways to manage and there are people to help. Follow HeadUp's tips to ease the mental burden of money.

Your money and your mind

Experiencing grief

 

19/6/20

 

Dealing with grief

Looking out over a lake dealing with grief

 

Nothing can really prepare you for losing someone you love, but in this guide, we provide some support.

Coping with loss

 

The Thrive Project

for your mind and body

 

Charlie Unwin Thrive Project Illustration
 
A three-part series to improve your mental and physical fitness in 2020, delivered by an Olympic performance psychologist.

 

Charlie Unwin has worked with some of the best, and now he's created a guide to help you during these pretty tough times in lockdown. Enhance your mental and physical wellbeing in three articles, broken down into manageable chunks, accessible to everyone.

 

Let's get started.

Learn to thrive today