Last week’s topic was Alcohol Awareness and you can still use this link to access the advice if you missed it. This week we are focusing on looking after your mental health in challenging times.
This week’s campaign is being supported by AWARE, the charity that wants to encourage people to recognise the signs and symptoms of poor mental health and to seek advice when they need to.
There is no doubt that changes in life circumstances, especially circumstances out of our control can create a stressful time. We will all be affected to some extent, and this may lead to some colleagues experiencing mental health problems such as low mood or anxiety, or mental illness such as depression.
AWARE has developed a self-help factsheet with the support of the Public Health Agency to help you during this period of uncertainty by giving you information on how to look after your mental health.
To find out more about the ongoing support available for Civil Servants please visit the Health & Wellbeing Section in the COVID-19 Staff Information hub which includes links to Welfare Support Services who continue to be a first port of call for any colleagues seeking additional support at this difficult time.
Next week we are sharing information and guidance from Action Mental Health on the topic of 'Parenting: Self-Help & Self-Care'.