To support people through this challenging time Age UK have outlined some tips to help stay safe and well which can be found here
The Association of Cultural Enterprises has launched a free individual membership scheme for anyone who has been made redundant, or is currently unemployed or at risk of redundancy in the cultural enterprises sector. Click here for more information.
Group for Education in museums (GEM) have also produced guidance for those working in the museum and heritage learning sector and can be found here. This also includes Mental Health and COVID-19 encouraging everyone to practice self-care and guidance on remaining well while staying properly informed.
Every Mind Matters
Every Mind Matters have produced tips and advice on things you can do now to help you keep on top of your mental wellbeing and cope with how you may feel while staying at home. Read in full here. They have also produced 10 tips to help if you are worried about Coronavirus which can be read here.
Further support and guidance can be found at the bottom of the page.
Mental Health at Work
Working well from home under self-quarantine for coronavirus – a guide from Leapers which explores what you can do to plan for the possibility of staff needing to self-isolate, as well as tips for home-workers. Advice includes using a variety of ways of keeping in touch with colleagues, how to build a structure for your day, and ensuring you don’t neglect the important social aspect of work. Find out more and view the resource here
Mental Health Foundation
The Mental Health Foundation is part of the national mental health response providing support to address the mental health and psychosocial aspects of the Coronavirus outbreak, alongside colleagues at Public Health England and the Department of Health and Social Care. Find advice on looking after your mental health during the Coronavirus outbreak here
Mind have put together information and support for Coronavirus and your wellbeing. Read in full here
In light of the impact of Covid-19, Museums Association launched an online community for people working in or with museums who are currently on furlough or facing reduced freelancing opportunities as a result of Covid-19.
#MAMuseumFurlough is a closed Facebook group dedicated to furloughed workers, as they recognise the need for ongoing support, guidance, and community at this time of uncertainty.
World Health Organisation (WHO)
These mental health considerations were developed by the Mental Health Department as support for mental
and psychological well-being during COVID-19 outbreak. Read in full here