COVID-19: Wellbeing, mental health and employee support

These are unprecedented times and whether you are self employed, an employee or a business owner, COVID-19 means that we should take steps to take care of our mental health. There’s a wealth of wellbeing support available online: Business Wales have provided a number of resources and links:  

Welsh Government 

The Welsh Government site “Looking Out for Each Other Safely” includes a helpful wellbeing section. For further information visit

Public Health Wales

'Staying well at home' is the wellbeing site that includes a section on “How are you feeling?” For further information visit

NHS 5 ways to Wellbeing

The Five Ways to Wellbeing are a set of evidence-based messages aimed at improving the mental health and wellbeing of the whole population. They were developed by the New Economics Foundation from evidence gathered in the Foresight Mental Capital and Wellbeing project (2008). The five ways are:

The NHS lists five simple things on their website we can all do to give our wellbeing a boost. For further information visit

C.A.L.L Helpline

C.A.L.L offers emotional support and information/literature on Mental Health and related matters to the people of Wales. Anyone concerned about their own mental health or that of a relative or friend can access the service.

Telephone: 0800 132 737

The Samaritans

The Samaritans offer a plethora of help and support via their call centre and email provisions.

Telephone: 116 123
Telephone Welsh Language service: 0808 164 0123

Write a letter:
PO Box 9090 

The Mental Health Foundation

The MHF has a dedicated Coronavirus Advice Hub on how to look after your mental health during the Coronavirus outbreak, which includes:

  • mental health tips
  • looking after your mental health while working
  • looking after your mental health and wellbeing while staying at home
  • loneliness during the pandemic

For further information please visit the Mental Health Foundation website.

Mental Health Awareness Week 2020:  May 18th - 24th

Hosted by the Mental Health Foundation, Mental Health Awareness Week will take place from 18 to 24 May 2020.

Mental Health Awareness Week is the UK’s national week to raise awareness of mental health and mental health problems and inspire action to promote the message of good mental health for all. 

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Posted on: Monday 11th May 2020