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Feeling out of control during the pandemic

There's a lot of changes happening in the world and that can make us feel overwhelmed. That's why it's important to reach out for support.

Prioritise mental health

Many of us are feeling out of control during the pandemic - we have new and constant pressures we’re facing. That’s why it’s vitally important to have a coping strategy. Having tools to help you cope can make a huge difference to your life. It’s likely that the added pressures are making you feel like you’re struggling to keep your head above water. Stress, anxiety, depression and insomnia are all common physiological responses we might have to a crisis. But you don’t have to face challenges like this alone – we have a wide range of support available to help you prioritise your mental health.

Lower income pressures

A lot of people have been furloughed or they're facing redundancy. Not being able to make ends meet can make you feel stressed or anxious. Money troubles are a big factor in making us feel out of control, but you're not alone. 

Mental health and physical health

It's not an easy time for anyone, and now more than ever we need to prioritise our mental health and wellbeing. Between the constant pressure you're under with the day-to-day life and worrying about the pandemic, you might be feeling stressed or anxious, which in turn make you unwell.  But with the right tools, you can find a way of coping - that's where we come in. 

Finding solutions - together

We know that nothing happens in isolation and that there isn't a standard 'fix all' solution. That's why it's important to talk to us. We'll talk about the ways your life has been impacted by the pandemic and together we'll find the right solutions to put you back on your feet. 

Whenever you're ready, we're here to help. Get in touch with us.

Ways we can help you during the pandemic

Work support

Work isn't a sure thing anymore. Maybe you've been furloughed. Maybe you're facing redundancy. Or maybe you've been rethinking your career during lockdown. With our partners, we've put together career coaching programmes to help you work out your next steps and feel more in control of the changes in your life. The programmes are tailored to you and will include practical advice and ways to improve your resilience.

 

 

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Financial support

Losing your job is going to have a big impact on your income. The constant pressure of making ends meet can be incredibly stressful. But we’ve got your back. We striving to make sure that nobody in our community faces challenges like this without support.

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Legal advice

It’s important to understand your rights especially when it comes to redundancy and money issues. We’ve recently launched an app to give you free and easy access to legal information on the go. It's simple to use and updated regularly, to keep you informed on the things that matter most to you.

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