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Mental Health

Mental Health Wellbeing Resources

Anticipatory Anxiety

'Anticipatory anxiety is where a person experiences increased levels of anxiety by thinking about an event or situation in the future.'

Anxiety UK have produced some information on Anticipatory Anxiety. You can download their booklet through the link below.

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Avoiding video conferencing fatigue while working remotely

UCL have put together some information on how video conferencing compares to in-person interactions and best practices for video conferencing, with the aim to avoid video conferencing fatigue.

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Looking After your Mental Health as we Come out of Lockdown

For many of us, the gradual easing of lockdown brings longed-for opportunities but these much anticipated changes can be difficult for our mental health.

The Mental Health Foundation has put together some guidance on coping with uncertainty and picking up our social lives again aswell as tips for handling fear and anxiety.

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Mask Anxiety, Face Coverings and Mental Health

MIND explains why masks can cause difficult feelings, and gives practical tips on how to cope. Includes information on exemptions for mental health reasons.


Staying Well on Furlough

This guide, in collaboration with MIND, provides suggestions and signposts to resources to support staff to stay well during furlough.

A staff guide to staying Well during Furlough, in collaboration with MIND

Unmind Back to Work Handbook

This handbook highlights six key areas managers should be mindful
of as teams transition back to workplaces, and outline practical steps to mitigating long-term mental health challenges at work as a result of lockdown.

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Give Us a Shout

Shout is a text service, free on all major mobile networks, for anyone in crisis anytime, anywhere.

The NHS is using this service for their frontline staff who want to approach help and support but are reluctant to pick up the phone for a call.

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Sheffield IAPT

The Sheffield Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT) is an NHS adult service offering a range of free psychological therapies.

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National MIND

MIND provide advice and support to empower anyone experiencing a mental health problem. They campaign to improve services, raise awareness and promote understanding

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Sheffield MIND

MIND is a mental health charity providing services and support to people in Sheffield.


Every Mind Matters

Every Mind Matters from Public Health England aims to help you manage and maintain your mental health through finding balance and things that work for you.

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Dealing with Anxiety & Mental Health During a Pandemic

This video contains tips and techniques to help get you through your day.

Resilience Techniques

Women to Work have put together some tips and techniques on building and developing resilience during tough times.

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Remploy provide specialist advice at no charge to any employees with depression, anxiety, stress or other mental health issues affecting their work.

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How to look after your mental health during the Coronavirus outbreak

The Mental Health Foundation have collated sources of support for your mental health during the coronoavirus outbreak.

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Healthy Working at Home

This wheel provides tips on how to healthily work from home, including topics such as, routine, regular breaks and socialisation.

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Sheffield Flourish

Flourish is a Sheffield mental health charity rooted in the community. Flourish support people to use their skills, ideas and talent to build the lives they want.

Flourish also manage the Sheffield Mental Health Guide which acts as a directory where you can search for support services in Sheffield.

No Panic UK

No Panic is a registered charity which helps people who suffer from Panic Attacks, Phobias, Obsessive Compulsive Disorders and other related anxiety disorders.

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Support for People - Sheffield City Council

Practical support for the local Sheffield community during the coronavirus pandemic.

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Sheffield Samaritans

If you are having a difficult time or are supporting someone who is, 1:1 support is available 24/7 online or over the phone.

Please call 116 123 to speak to a volunteer who will listen without judgement or pressure and provide support to anyone who is struggling to cope.

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Hearing Voices Network

A charity site for those who hear voices, see visions or other unusual percpetions.

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Clic is a free online community that is designed to support you and your mental health. Through Clic you can connect with others and access a host of mental health information, tools, tips and resources.

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Men Up North

Men Up North is a men only safe space for conversations around mental health related topics. They aim to normalise conversations around male mental health.

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Random Acts of Kindness

The Mental Health Foundation have put together some suggestions for random acts of kindness that can be done while socially distancing, to help make the world a happier place.

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The Validation Station

Sign up to The Validation Station to recieve free validating text messages!

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Sheffield OCD Support Group

This group is run by OCD action. The group meets monthly and is available for those with OCD, BDD, Hoarding issues, Trichotillomania & Dermatillomania.

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Doing What Matters in Times of Stress

This illustrated guide with accompanying audio from the World Health Organisation aims to equip people with practical skills to help cope with stress.

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Shielding in your Twenties

This BBC video shares some insight into what it's like to be shielding in twenties.


These bitesize guides are for NHS staff to provide information and support on topics such as resiliance, managing stress and bereavement.

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Mental Health Foundation

The Mental Health Foundation works to help people understand, protect and sustain their mental health.

Hosted by the Mental Health Foundation, Mental Health Awareness Week will take place from 18-24 May 2020. This years theme is kindness.

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The Campaign Against Living Miserably (CALM) is leading a movement against suicide, the single biggest killer of men under 45 in the UK and the cause of 18 deaths every day. Join the campaign to take a stand against suicide.

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Sheffield Rethink

Rethink improve the lives of people severely affected by mental illness through our network of local groups and services, expert information and successful campaigning.

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BBC Wellbeing

This BBC article contains a selection of links to interesting news stories, videos and app suggestions that may be beneficial to your wellbeing during the Covid-19 pandemic.

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Talks at GS - Paul Farmer

MIND CEO Paul Farmer CBE discusses the impact of the coronavirus pandemic on global mental health and well-being and how the organization is adapting treatments in the midst of the crisis.


Find local support for drug and alcohol dependancies.

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NHS: Drug Addiction

NHS guide to getting help for drug addiction.

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GamCare provide free information, advice and support for anyone affected by problem gambling

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20 Tips for Managing Covid-19 Anxiety

This placemat from Evershed's explores how you can manage your head and overcome your feelings when they are overwhelming and how you can help others who may be struggling too.

The reason Zoom calls drain your energy

This BBC article explored why video chats can be so exhausting and how to reduce 'Zoom fatigue'.

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Gamblers Anonymous

Local group meetings are being held via Zoom during lockdown.

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Alcoholics Anonymous

Local group meetings are being held via Zoom during lockdown.

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The Power of Vulnerability

This Ted Talk, from Dr Brené Brown, explores the power of vulnerability.

Stay Alive App

This app, from Grassroots, is a suicide prevention resource for the UK, packed full of useful information and tools to help you stay safe in crisis.

The app includes a safety plan, customisable reasons for living, and a LifeBox where you can store photos and memories that are important to you. Links to local and national crisis resources are also available.

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Education Support

Education Support are a UK charity dedicated to supporting the mental health and wellbeing of education staff in schools, colleges and universities. Please call their helpline on 08000 562 561.

Education Support also have a range of resources on their website, including tips for educators on managing anxiety.

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Health Assured Webinars & Newsletters

Our employee advice line and counselling service, Health Assured, release monthly newsletters and webinars on a wide range of wellbeing topics. Log in to their portal with the Username, Sheffield and Password, University.

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ADIRA provides a mental wellbeing support group for black women.

The support group is for black women with or without mental health issues, or who are supporting someone with mental health issues.

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Family Wellbeing

Family Wellbeing Resources

Explaining Coronavirus to Children

This video may be useful to explain the way coronavirus works to children.

Relationships During Covid

This article, by Wired, provides insights and tips on how to manage your relationships during lockdown.

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Coronavirus and Pregnancy

The Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists have put together some Q&A's that may be useful and reassuring for anyone who is pregnant.

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Bullying UK

Bullying UK is a part of family lives and provides resources for both children and adults who are affected by bullying.

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Relate are the UK's largest provider of relationship support. Follow the link for blogs, advice and tips for helping your relationships stay healthy during the pandemic.

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Cruse is the leading national charity for bereaeved people in the UK. Cruse have put together a selection of resources to share how bereavement and grief may be affected by the pandemic.

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Contact provide support for families with disabled children. Contact have gathered useful information and resources on the impact of the virus on these families.

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Adfam provide help for families coping with a loved one's drug or alcohol use as well as links to other sources of support and advice.

Their website also has a map that lets you search for support in your area.

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Sheffield DACT

Sheffield Drugs and Alcohol Coordination Team provides information and support to family members and friends to enable them to support the person they care for more effectively, while keeping well themselves.

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Lockdown and tech overload – how to escape your screens

This article explores the importance of taking breaks away from out screens and provides tips to achieve this.

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Sheffield Parenting - What's On Guide

This booklet provides information about the different services the Sheffield Parent Hub offer and how to book a place to attend.

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Supporting you and your Family During the Summer Holidays

We have collated some useful sources of information on actvity ideas, childcare provision and support, both within the University and the Sheffield area, to support you and your family during the Summer holidays.

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Health Assured - Addiction

This webinar from the staff helpline and counselling service, Health Assured, examines the warning signs and causes of addiction, the various forms it takes and how to support someone who is living with addiction.

Equality, Diversity & Inclusion

Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Resources

Covid-19 BAME Resource Hub

Spark&Co have curated links to organisations and information designed to help those from BAME backgrounds.

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Stand Against Racism and Iequality

SARI provides support for victims of any kind of hate crime including racist, faith-based, disablist, homophobic, transphobic, age-based or gender based.

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The Black, African and Asian Therapy Network

BAATN is a psychological support collective aiming to address the inequality of access to services.

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The Brain Charity

The Brain Charity offers emotional support, practical help and social activities to anyone with a neurological condition and to their family, friends, and carers.

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UK Adult ADHD Network

The UK Adult ADHD Network (UKAAN) provides support, education, research and training for mental health professionals working with adults with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD).

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Covid-19: How LGBT-Inclusive Organisations Can Help

Stonewall have gathered information on how LGBT communities across the country are coming together to show each other solidarity, support and provide lifesaving services.

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National Association of Disabled Staff Networks

The NADSN is focussed on the higher education sector and is a network that connects and represents disabled staff networks.

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Tech Solutions for Disabled People Working from Home

This webinar was produced by AbilityNet in response to coronavirus and provides useful information around technology for disabled people and their employers.

Advance HE - Inclusive Responses for Difficult Times

An article on how Universities can prepare for an increased demand on mental health and wellbeing services due to Covid-19.

Advance HE - Harrassment and Hate Crime

An article on how higher education institutions can prepare for the an increase in people experiencing hate crime, harassment and hostility linked to perceptions about aspects of their identity and COVID-19.

Advance HE - Home Working & Childcare

An article that explores how to navigate the challenging situation of working at home and home schooling your children.

Advance HE - Minority and Marginalised Groups

Restricting social interaction between people is likely to have a particular impact on students and staff from minority groups and may leave them more vulnerable to loneliness and isolation. This article explores options for higher education institutions to mitigate this.

Disability Sheffield

Disability Sheffield aims to work in partnership with disabled people and the wider community to promote choice, control and independence for disabled people in Sheffield.

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Scope is the disability equality charity in England and Wales. Scope provide practical information and emotional support and campaign to create a fairer society.

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Purple Space

Purple Space is a networking and professional development hub for disabled employees, network and resource group leaders and allies from all sectors and trades.

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Disability Rights UK

Disability Rights UK is led by people with diverse experiences of disability and health conditions, from different communities. They work with allies committed to equal participation for all to strengthen and protect disabled people’s rights.

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Access to Work

Access to Work is a government scheme that provides support in work if you have a disability or health condition.

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SACMHA offers advice and advocacy, counselling and supported accommodation for men and women in Sheffield.

They aim to make community based health and social care more accessible, particularly to those who feel marginalised or who struggle to access mainstream services.


Sheffield MIND Listening Line

Sheffield MIND's Listening Line service runs from Monday-Friday, 10am - 4pm for people aged 50+ who are feeling anxious, isolated or lonely.

You can call them on: 0114 312 2209, or if you would prefer they call you, please email your details to info@sheffieldmind.co.uk.