The unprecedented events of this year were bound to have a significant effect on many aspects of our lives.
The UK’s housing sector has not escaped this, as we can see from the issues affecting those renting and with mortgages and increasing levels of homelessness.
The lockdown, the economic crisis and the pandemic have each played a part in hindering the efforts...
Early on this spring it became clear that the outbreak of COVID-19 was particularly impacting those from ethnic minority backgrounds.
Strikingly, a memorial post from the British Medical Journal highlighted that of the doctors who had died during the pandemic a high proportion were from Black and Asian ethnic groups.
Another post from the British Medical...
The pandemic has led to a surge in unemployment and left many looking for jobs. Here, we discuss the current situation and its impact on people's wellbeing.
We are living through uncertain and unprecedented times with the Covid pandemic, the lockdown, and the consequences of these events for the economy.
For many, this has substantially changed day to day life. It has been a real challenge which has impacted wellbeing and led to worry over uncertainty, stress and feelings of...
Covid-19 has led to many people losing jobs and income. As a result, many people have found themselves accessing the social security system for the first time.
For instance, in May of this year the number of Universal Credit claims reached record levels.
For those now receiving or applying for Universal Credit - the main benefit for those of working age – for the first time, this can be a confusing experience and can lead to stress and worry.
With unemployment expected to...
This spring many of us may have heard phrases suggesting Coronavirus is only as bad as the flu. Some of us may have even heard that only those who fell into the various ‘at-risk’ groups could be seriously affected.
Recent attention to what is described as ‘long Covid’ has underlined that the truth is not this simple.
The lockdown has led to many feeling more isolated. We discuss what we can do and the ups and downs of substituting technology for face to face contact.
The lockdown which began in March of this year as a response to the threat of the Coronavirus pandemic has led to major changes in our lives. It has led to changes in how we live, what we do each day and who we see.
For many across the country, both young and old, feelings of loneliness have been a common problem.
Not being able to see...
We ran a number of activities on World Mental Health Day this year, highlighting the importance of promoting wellbeing, social activities and speaking to each other more.
On World Mental Health Day 2020, we hosted a number of wellbeing activities to mark the occasion and underline the importance of mental health and wellbeing.
World Mental Health Day (WMHD) takes place on 10th October every year and is marked around the world to promote advocacy and awareness on mental health and to...
As the second part of our new blog series, we explore the lockdown which has led to tremendous changes in our daily lives and its impact on health and wellbeing.
The lockdown seems to touch on every moment of our lives these days.
What began in March as a response to the Coronavirus pandemic has come to shape the whole year. Impacting who we see, what we do and where we go everyday. This has the potential to affect every element of our wellbeing, whether it be our...
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Try asking this question to yourself every day and answer it honestly.
Feelings are normal, it is what makes us human.
There is nothing wrong in having them.
Try describing what makes you feel good, everything and anything that makes you feel good. It doesn’t matter whether they are simple or complex, things such as: