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Welcome to the Working Minds latest news. Below are a number of articles and information pages relating to the services we offer and news and announcements from the industry.

NHS Sets up Mental Health Hubs for Staff Traumatised by Covid

There's no doubt that the covid crisis has had a devastating impact on the mental health of NHS workers. There is a huge concern that large numbers of frontline workers will experience long-term mental health issues because of it. In fact, almost half of doctors, nurses, and ICU staff have reported symptoms of PTSD, depression, or anxiety since the pandemic began.   To tackle this, NHS England has set up 40 hubs that will be open to staff t ...

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Lost Touch: How a Year Without Hugs Affects Our Mental Health

"Humans are designed to touch and be touched – which is why so many who live on their own have suffered during the pandemic"Touch has a huge impact on our psychological and physical well-being, and for many, the lack of social contact is taking an extremely negative toll on their mental health. In fact, a recent survey of 40,000 people from 112 countries, found that the three most common words used to describe touch were: “comforting& ...

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Difficult Times to Say the Least

In the light of this weekend's latest restrictions, we understand that many of you, especially those placed under tier 4, will be feeling worried, anxious, and scared about the months to come. Christmas is an especially difficult time for some, however, we want everyone to know that none of you are alone. The months ahead are going to be tough and it seems like there is still a long way to go. These are difficult times and we need to ensure we ar ...

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Life Across the Globe

Since early this year, the pandemic has affected life across the globe. It's impacted not only our physical health, but the financial impact has caused many nations to fall into a recession. We might never really be able to identify the damage of the pandemic, but the concept of 'mental wealth' has been described as a good starting point.   A nation's mental wealth can be defined as the collective cognitive and emotional resources of citize ...

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Christmas Day Alone

Christmas is the time of year for celebrations and get-togethers with our loved ones. Christmas day is usually spent with the ones we love opening presents and enjoying food and drink around the table.   However, due to the pandemic, this Christmas is set to be a different one with more people spending it alone. Many people, young and old, will choose to stay at home to protect their loved ones against and minimise the risk of spreading the ...

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