Use of the Mental Health Act
Because of the coronavirus crisis, professionals might have to change the way they use the Mental Health Act. The Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) and NHS England (NHSE) have provided this guidance for professionals.
What is the test and trace service
The government are introducing the new test and trace service to help them trace the spread of the coronavirus and isolate new infections. Find out more about this service and what they will ask you.Read more Read more
Coronavirus and Clozapine
We've been getting lots of questions about what impact the coronavirus has for people who require blood tests when taking clozapine. Our advice team have written this blog to help.Read more Read more
Crucial role social care workers play has risen up the agenda, let’s make sure it stays there
Our Director of Operations explains why the recognition of the crucial role that social care plays in keeping people safe and well is not lost after the coronavirus crisis.Read more Read more
We face a mental health crisis – but we can come out of it stronger?
This week marks a month since the UK went into lockdown to stop the spread of the Coronavirus. In this blog Brian Dow, our deputy CEO, looks at what we’ve experienced so far and asks if we can come out of this crisis stronger.Read more Read more
Coronavirus: advice if you use direct payments for social care
This guidance is for anyone who receives direct payments to pay for their social care. It explains what you can use the direct payments for and whether the coronavirus outbreak is making any changes to that.Read more Read more
Temporary changes to the Mental Health Act
The Mental Health Act must continue to function effectively throughout the Covid-19 pandemic, in order to ensure the safety, care, and treatment of people affected by mental illness.
What you need to know
Covid-19: Advice for people living with mental illness
Living with severe mental illness during a pandemic can bring up a lot of problems. This information tries to help you ease or overcome some of these problems.
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Coronavirus Act 2020: what you need to know
Emergency legislation has been introduced by the government to help the country cope with the demands caused by the coronavirus outbreak. We explain how it may affect people living with severe mental illness.
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Managing your mental health
Managing anxiety during the outbreak
Coronavirus media coverage is everywhere. Here are some tips from our colleague Peer on how to manage your mental health in this non-stop news cycle.
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Top tips on managing your mental health
We asked our Communications & Marketing Advisory Panel how the crisis was impacting on them and for their tips on maintaining good mental health.
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Getting help for someone having a mental health crisis
If your relative has a mental illness, you may find that there are times when their mental illness gets worse. This page gives you information on who to contact if you feel that the situation has reached crisis and they need urgent help.
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Budgeting during the current outbreak
The Covid-19 outbreak has caused several people to lose their jobs or have a reduced income. This article our Mental Health and Money Advice service explains how to budget during the Covid-19 outbreak, so you feel more in control of your finances and mental health.
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Looking after someone else
Coronavirus: Advice for carers of those with severe mental illness
If you are a carer for someone living with mental illness, coronavirus can cause a lot of complications. Here's our guidance.
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Social care and coronavirus – temporary changes to the law
Emergency legislation known as the Coronavirus Act 2020 has been introduced by the government to help the country cope with the demands caused by the coronavirus outbreak.
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Responding to unusual or worrying behaviour
If you have a friend or family member with a mental illness, some of their behaviour might worry you. This section suggests some ways to deal with unusual behaviour.
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Looking after your physical health
5 ways to get moving at home
Staying fit and healthy during the covid-19 outbreak is important. This blog from our Physical Activity Manager has five simple tips to get you moving at home.
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Getting help and support
Rethink Advice & Information Team
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NHS 111 Online & Phone support
NHS 111 can help if you have an urgent medical problem and you’re not sure what to do. Get help online or on the phone 24 hours a day.Visit now Visit now
This page was last update on 1 June 2020