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Health and wellbeing during COVID-19

The coronavirus crisis has forced many people to change their usual work practices and work from home for an extended period. This page gathers together useful resources providing practical advice on how to maintain your physical and mental health during the pandemic.

CABA

If you're feeling worried about the impact of coronavirus on your financial situation or experiencing anxiety during the outbreak – you're not alone. We urge you to get in touch with CABA for support and advice.

CABA could provide a grant to cover any shortfall to help you meet your everyday living expenses. There's no waiting period. Financial assistance is means-tested and the level of the grant is based on your individual needs. Through CABA you can also access free legal advice, debt advice and benefits advice.

CABA's emotional support – including counselling – can help you deal with the emotional impact of uncertainty, anxiety and stress on yours and your family's mental wellbeing. Sessions are available over the phone and online.

Get in touch by emailing enquiries@caba.org.uk or visit CABA's dedicated coronavirus support page, which hosts guides on wellbeing, online learning, and more information about the support it can offer.

ICAEW insights

2020/21 Reporting Season: plan for year end but also for wellbeing

20-11-2020

23 November 2020: We know that the 2020/21 reporting season is going to be tough for many, but do we know how we are going to cope with it? Isabelle Campbell, CABA Trainer and Coach (and also Commercial Finance Director and Chartered Accountant), urges members to write mental health into the equation.

External resources

Coronavirus and mental health at work

Acas

Guidance from Acas to help staff and employers manage their mental health at work during the coronavirus pandemic. It includes advice on working at home, support that should be offered by managers and employers, and information on an employer's duty of care.

Coronavirus and mental wellbeing

Public Health England

Every Mind Matters, created by Public Health England, offers advice and tips on how to maintain your mental wellbeing if you need to stay at home. This guidance has been developed with experts and approved by the NHS.

Acas: Working from home

Acas

Guidance from Acas for employers and employees when working from home because of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, highlighting both employer and employee responsibilities. It covers health and safety; equipment and technology; checking how systems are working; setting clear expectations; keeping in touch; pay and terms and conditions of employment; working from home and childcare; expenses; insurance, mortgage or rent agreements.

Coronavirus and your wellbeing

Mind

Helpful guide from Mind offering a wide range of tips for taking care of your mental wellbeing, support for mental health problems during coronavirus, and looking after practical needs especially during winter.

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