On this website you will find a comprehensive range of information, self-help guides and ways to access help to support your mental health and wellbeing. It was created by CovidWellBeingNI a partnership of 15 leading mental health and wellbeing charities and the Healthy Living Centre Alliance representing 28 Healthy Living Centres alongside the Public Health Agency, Department of Health and the Department for Communities. Our focus is on promoting positive mental health and wellbeing during and after the Covid19 pandemic.
As the guidance around Covid19 changes and/or new ways of accessing support emerge we will be updating this resource weekly to reflect any changes and refresh our information. For the latest news and up to date developments click here.
This resource is designed to be a wellbeing space. If you would like to find out more about Covid19 in Northern Ireland more generally you can get reliable information from the NI Direct Website.
From 8th to 14th March, Change Your Mind are sharing information around acknowledging your feelings about newest stage of the pandemic- the roll out of the vaccine. Change Your Mind share tips on focusing on what you can control, understanding your feelings and how to make an informed decision.
As the vaccine rolls out and we hear of our government lockdown exit plans, it is encouraging that we can start to plan for the future and the possibility of a return to a more connected, healthier lifestyle. However the pandemic isn’t over and the Chief Medical Officer has asked that community leaders help reinforce important public health messages in the run up to several key dates over the next few months. The first of those dates is Mother’s Day.
From 1st to 7th March, MindWise are sharing information and guidance on the anxieties surrounding parents, carers and kids as they think about heading back to schools. MindWise, is a leading mental health charity in Northern Ireland who deliver over 30 key services, raising awareness, challenge stigma and campaigning for change. MindWise also provide early intervention support to young people and families at risk of developing mental health issues.