mind

It’s all in the mind…

How you’re feeling day-to-day in 2021 is probably a bit like being on a rollercoaster…and you don’t know when the ride finishes! During the pandemic… so many things have changed (or keep changing) and that naturally affects how we’re feeling.

We have a range of practical tips and resources for you to look at below, as well as links to other organisations if you need some specific support or maybe some information for a loved one or colleague.

      “Self-care is recognising that you are the only one who can give permission to take back your time.

You may need to have hard conversations with family or your employer about what is realistic right now and what needs to wait.”

 

Anon

looking for local support but not sure where to start?

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Keep Your Head brings together reliable information on mental health and wellbeing for children, young people and adults across Cambridgeshire & Peterborough.

organisations offering support

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Action For Happiness

Action for Happiness is a movement of people committed to building a happier and more caring society. Encouraging everyone to see a fundamentally different way of life – where people care less about what they can get just for themselves and more about the happiness of others.

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Anxiety UK

A UK national registered charity formed in 1970 for those affected by anxiety disorders. It is a user-led organisation, run by sufferers and ex-sufferers of anxiety disorders. Their website offers support, therapy and a range of resources.

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Andy's Man Club

Offer talking groups for men because… You’ve either been through a storm, are currently going through a storm or have a storm brewing in your life (online groups nationwide with nearest East of England club based in Peterborough).

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At a Loss

Offer bereavement services, counselling services and online resources. Live Chat is available along with links to other support groups including those going through bereavement just like you.

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Blue Smile

Offer a whole school approach to mental wellbeing. In addition to one-to-one counselling and therapy for children, aged three to 13, Blue Smile has an extensive range of services: individual and group support for school staff as well as workshops and group work for parents and children.

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Blurt Foundation

Blurt are dedicated to helping those affected by depression, offering resources and links to specialist organisations. Their inspring online shop includes their ‘Buddy Boxes’ self-care box of support for someone who needs it.

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Cambridge Community Arts

provide a range of mental health support services across England including supported housing, community services and employment services, all focused around recovery.

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Centre 33

provide a range of mental health support services across England including supported housing, community services and employment services, all focused around recovery.

CPSL Mind

Cambridgeshire, Peterborough and South Lincolnshire Mind (CPSL Mind) is a values-based, county-wide mental health charity.

Cruse

Grief is a natural process, but it can be devastating. Cruse can support you after the death of someone close.

Dad Matters

A Manchester based initiative but has a wealth of support for Dads to read or engage with. Dad Matters aim to help dads have successful relationships with their families, and to support dads with anxiety, stress and mental health issues.

Every Mind Matters

Feeling stressed, anxious, low or struggling to sleep? Every Mind Matters and One You can help with expert advice and practical tips.

How are You Peterborough

A website bringing together everything in the local Peterborough community that is good for mental wellbeing.

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Hub of Hope

Mental health database for local and national services by postcode.

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Illuminate

A Cambridge based not-for-profit organisation specialising in mental health coaching and training to help people make positive changes.

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Leapers

The team for people without a team. A dedicated support network for self employed people.

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Mental Health First Aid England

A national social enterprise delivery mental health first aid training. Their website also features a useful podcast focusing on whole self wellbein.

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Richmond Fellowship

Provide a range of mental health support services across England including supported housing, community services and employment services, all focused around recovery.

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Samaritans

Whatever you’re going through, a Samaritan will face it with you. We’re here 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Call 116 123 for free

 

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The Helpful Clinic

Helping people feel better, physically-mentally-socially. The Helpful Clinic helps people feel better at work and at home. Whether you are experiencing stress, anxiety, anger, pain or tiredness, you can be supported to get back on track.

podcasts to inspire

Action for Happiness feature a range of podcasts covering topics such as importance of community, power of meditation and how kindness and relationships can improve our overall physical health.

 “A calm mind brings 
inner strength and 
self-confidence.
That’s very important 
for good health.”
Dala Lama XIV

Videos made for the workplace wellbeing hub by CPSL Mind

BITE-SIZE Video 1

What is mental health and wellbeing?

Bite-size video 2

Coping with stress

BITE-SIZE VIDEO 3

Making a wellbeing plan

Feel free to download these 2 PDF documents to follow along with the exercises mentioned in the videos.

Illustrated quote by Suzanne Morris

apps for your mind

Calm – For Sleep, Meditation And Relaxation. Try It For Free For 7 Days

Clarity – Mindfulness App for women, empowering women to practice self-care

Clementine – App for women. Hypnotherapy for sleep, confidence and anxiety

Deep Meditate (before sleep) – build a more resilient mind through deep meditation. Deep Meditate gives you all the tools you need to learn meditation and practice it daily

Gratitude – an app that comes with free coaching, community and rewards. It encourages daily gratitude recoding via a journal to aid long-term wellbeing, improve sleep and build emotional strength

Headspace – Be kind to your mind. Less stressed. More resilient. Happier. It all starts with just a few minutes a day. The Headspace app features meditations, sleep exercises, bedtime sounds, and wind downs

I am Sober is more than just a free sobriety counter app. Along with tracking your sober days, it helps you build new habits and provides ongoing motivation

Insight Timer – Meditation, relaxation and sleep. The world’s largest FREE library of more than 80k guided meditations, 10k teachers & the world’s most loved meditation Timer

NHS Mental Health Apps – Over 20 different apps that are assessed against a range of NHS Standards. Many apps are free and cover subjects such as anxiety, addiction, sleep, support for teenagers and more

WorryTree – The WorryTree app aims to help you take control of worry wherever you are. You can use the app to record whatever you feel worried about. It uses cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) techniques to help you notice and challenge your worries. It can also help you create an action plan for managing worry.

videos and audio clips

Youth Mental Health Ambassador, Dr. Alex George gives his five top tops for good mental health and wellbeing.

Professor Mark Williams examines the neuroscience of mindfulness in the second of four short videos.

Mindfulness Expert, and author of “Mindfulness for Dummies”, Shamash Alidina, shares simple techniques for how we can make mindfulness a natural part of our lives.

A collection of Cosmic Kids videos that celebrate classic childhood books and original stories by Jaime!

Is Mental Health important​ in the workplace? Tom explores all things related to workplace mental health, including mental health in school workplaces, in this insightful video. Tom helps employers figure out mental health at work. He reviews workplaces, trains managers and writes plans.

Our emotional needs and wounds affect all that we do. So, why don’t we tend to them as we do physical needs and wounds? TED Talk’er and licensed psychologist, Dr Guy Winch, to talk to us about emotional first aid – what it is and how we can practice it.

On the theme of mind wellbeing…

recommended reading

radio 2 - out of hours show & webpage

Dr Rangan Chatterjee’s health and wellbeing show radio show. Also available on the BBC Sounds App.