CIEEM’s A Healthy Profession webpages contain a number of resources and case studies that members may find useful.
Members also have access to the Membership Assistance Programme (MAP) in the members’ area of the website. The MAP offers a wealth of online resources and guidance, as well as a free confidential telephone Adviceline. This enables you to discuss any problem(s) you may have with someone who is trained to listen. They may suggest avenues for support or action you could take or, if suitable, put you in touch with a counsellor. The MAP also offers access to practical advice and information on debt, legal issues, and finance and tax, as well as family care and support.
This blog post on Blurt discusses the impact that the COVID-19 outbreak and social distancing measures can have on your mental health, and how to support yourself during this time.
The UK Government has published public guidance on COVID-19 and mental health and well-being. The guidance includes advice and information on how to look after your mental health and well-being during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.
The NHS has published “10 tips to help if you are worried about coronavirus”. The webpage also includes links to other useful resources.
Mind, the mental health charity, has published information on Coronavirus and your mental well-being.
VeryWell Mind has also published several resources related to the Coronavirus pandemic, including How to Cope With Anxiety About Coronavirus and How to Cope With Loneliness During the Coronavirus Pandemic.
Dr Rob Archer and Alex Jamieson from The Career Psychologist have produced The Marginal Gains Handbook: Practical Ideas to Survive and Thrive in the Age of the Coronavirus. This covers a range of issues including loneliness, anxiety, managing remote teams and parenting in lock-down.
With universities closed, exams cancelled and suddenly having to get to grips with online lectures, we can understand what a stressful time this is for those trying to finish their uni year.
We encourage anyone who is struggling with their mental health and well-being to check out your universities counselling facilities and resources. For CIEEM members, you also have access to the Membership Assistance Programme (MAP) mentioned above with all of the resources and counselling benefits.
You may also find the following resources useful:
- Coronavirus – Student Minds
- Seven tips to manage your mental health and well-being during the COVID-19 outbreak – Nature
- How I’m coping with exams being cancelled – Young Minds
- Looking after your mental health while studying from home – Young Minds
- Campus lockdown: how to cope alone in university halls – The Guardian
This webpage was last updated on 27 April 2020.