Wellbeing and Mental Health

2020 has been a stressful and challenging year. Many people have lost their lives, whilst others have lost their livelihoods. If you’re struggling, you’re not alone. In this section, you’ll find plenty of resources which will help you deal with the emotional turmoil of job loss, find your true career calling, and create a routine that will help you stay positive and focused. You’ll also find a comprehensive list of professional mental health support services you can turn to, should you need it.
Keeping Well Booklet (Download)

Mind’s ‘Keeping Well’ booklet gives practical advice on dealing with stress, staying active, and sleeping well.

Tips for dealing with redundancy from our head of counselling

Our Head of Counselling, Faith Wilson, has given her top tips for helping people to cope emotionally with redundancy and support their mental health.

The five stages of job loss grief… and how to move past them

Once you understand the five stages of job loss grief, you can try to make sense of what you’re feeling and learn what to do as you prepare for your next steps.

Six ways to build your confidence after losing your job

These six tips will help you to build your confidence up enough to step into your next role knowing your talent and worth, and find your true calling.

Resources for mental health and crisis support

If you’re dealing with redundancy or job loss, it’s vital that you take the time to address the potential impact that unemployment may have on your mental health and reach out for help if you need it. You’ll find helpful resources, professional support, and services that can help you here.

Finding your purpose later in life

If you’ve been made redundant later in life, you have the opportunity to reflect on what will make you happy moving forward. We’ve spoken to some people who were faced with job loss over the age of 50 but went on to find joy and fulfillment, to find out exactly how they did it.

10 tips for creating a routine when you’re unemployed

When out of work, it’s important to stick to a routine; these ten tips should keep you focused and busy whilst making the most of your time so that you can seize any opportunity that comes your way.