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Bright Sky is a free-to-download mobile app, providing support for anyone who may be in an abusive relationship or those concerned about someone they know.

As well as information and advice, the app includes a UK-wide directory of specialist domestic abuse support services and questionnaires to assess the safety of a relationship. The app is available to use in English, Polish, Punjabi and Urdu.

Bright Sky is one of a set of wellbeing apps signposted by NHS England for NHS people.

This toolkit aims to help smaller organisations promote better mental wellbeing in the workplace.

Working for smaller organisations brings unique challenges – and unique opportunities. This collection of resources, curated by Mental Health at Work, aims to help smaller organisations to improve staff mental wellbeing. The toolkit includes: 

  • A handbook filled with advice and tips for small business owners and the self-employed
  • A free, simple and confidential mobile app to encourage employees to take care of their own wellbeing
  • Two practical tools that you can quickly and easily implement to start making a difference straight away.

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This resource offers tips, guidance and app recommendations to help people build healthier habits and lives.

The Better Health website, run by Public Health England, offers resources around four core health areas: losing weight; getting active; quitting smoking, and drinking less.

The content is based around the idea that healthier lives start with little changes. Whether you want to lose weight, get active, drink less alcohol or quit smoking, Better Health offers free tools and simple, actionable steps. You can also find simple ways to lift your mood in the ‘Every Mind Matters’ section.

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This resource offers information on how menopause can affect people at work, and practical guidance for employers.

Menopause symptoms can have a significant impact on people’s attendance and performance. This is not just a gender or age issue: menopause can impact colleagues both directly and indirectly.

It’s vital that all managers understand how to support their people to stay well at work during this time in their lives, and signpost to appropriate support channels. 

This resource on the NHS Employers website collates articles, reports and toolkits on how to support staff impacted by the menopause.

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Watch this recorded webinar, which was a live session ran by the NHS in partnership with Money Advice Service. This session focused on Saving for goals, financial independence and your wellbeing.

The session covers:

  • Getting into the savings habit and why it pays to save regularly
  • Saving for emergencies and putting the rest where it can work harder for you
  • Top tips for choosing a savings account
  • Help to Save if you’re on a low income
  • Credit Unions and saving

To find out more about the Money Advice Service, please visit their website here.

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The balance app aims to make menopause support inclusive and accessible to everyone, globally.

It is designed to help people become better informed and prepared during this time of their lives.

The app was founded by menopause specialist, Dr Louise Newson. Users can track their symptoms, access personalised content, download a Health Report, and share stories in the community.

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My Black Dog offers peer-to-peer support for people who are struggling with their mental health.

All volunteers are people who have lived experiences of their own mental health challenges and understand what you are going through.

The charity offers free online support via its online chat service. You can also find articles, resources and some alternative therapy ideas on the website.

The online chat is open at the following times:

  • Monday to Friday: 5pm – 10pm
  • Saturday: 10am – 3pm
  • Sunday: 7pm – 10pm

My Black Dog is not a crisis point or a suicide line. If you are experiencing suicidal thoughts, please contact the Samaritans by calling 116 123.

The Stay Alive app is a suicide prevention resource for the UK, full of useful information and tools to help you stay safe in crisis. 

You can use it if you are having thoughts of suicide or if you are concerned about someone else who may be considering suicide.

The app includes:

  • A safety plan with customisable reasons for living 
  • A LifeBox where you can store photos and memories that are important to you
  • Strategies for staying safe and tips on how to stay grounded when you’re feeling overwhelmed
  • Guided breathing exercises and an interactive Wellness Plan.

The app also links you directly to local and national crisis resources, with space to add in your own too.

Stay Alive is one of a set of wellbeing apps signposted by NHS England for NHS people. Find out more about Stay Alive on the Grassroots Suicide Prevention website.

This resource includes a series of in-depth ‘Wellbeing Sessions’, which provide structured support for doctors and medical students looking to improve their own wellbeing.

If you have less time available, or would like to explore a range of topics, there are also two other types of support available.

‘Find Out More’ guides offer an overview of different wellbeing areas, and tips on what to do next. ‘Bitesize’ sessions can help you start to make positive changes through techniques that you can put into practice straight away.

These sessions can benefit doctors, medical students and family members alike.

Information plays an important role in helping people understand and manage Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder.

OCD-UK is a national charity run by, and for, people with OCD. The organisation aims to educate, offer hope, and support people at every stage of their journey: through the difficult times, right through to recovery and everything in between.

The charity is service-user led; everyone involved has personal experience of OCD, either directly or through a loved one.

Based on these experiences, OCD-UK provides advice, information and support services for those affected by OCD. This includes a support line, online resources and forums, and online support groups.

Please note: OCD-UK’s support services are only available from Monday to Friday, and for UK residents.

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Visit the website.

Call the support line on 01332 588112  Lines are open from 9am – 12pm, Monday to Friday.