Look after your mental wellbeing

Adjusting to a 'new normal'

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Mental wellbeing is about how you think and feel and how these thoughts and emotions impact your actions and behaviours. It’s particularly affected by large events which we have little or no control over.

We know that when one area of your life feels out of balance, it can impact everything else, especially your mental wellbeing. And lots of people have seen many areas of their lives affected by the pandemic. Over the last few months, you may have been dealing with any or all of the following:

  • Loneliness and isolation due to restrictions
  • A loss of freedom and control
  • Health anxiety
  • The grief of losing loved ones
  • Pressure to maintain productivity
  • Feelings of guilt or fear for those who are worse off
  • New challenges to your close relationships
  • Changes to your routine
  • Being made redundant or having your working hours reduced
  • Having to provide essential care for a loved one
  • Caring for children while also working from home
  • Managing with a reduced income

Various studies show that within the first month of lockdown alone, there was a significant rise in the number of people experiencing depression and anxiety. This particularly affected young people aged 16-39, women, those living with young children, people in employment and people with a low income.

As we move forward, our mental wellbeing will face new challenges. You may feel nervous about leaving your home, worried about loved ones or anxious about further restrictions over the next few months.  And as businesses continue to adjust to the economic impact of the pandemic, both job losses and financial insecurity are likely to increase.

With the threat of further outbreaks and restrictions, experts are concerned that we are now facing a mental health crisis, amongst adults and children alike.

It’s more important than ever to understand how to restore and protect your mental wellbeing and strengthen your resilience to better cope with change, uncertainty and the challenges ahead.

How We Can Help

It's okay to not feel okay. The important thing is that you reach out for help when you need to.

All of our services are free and strictly confidential. They’re available to all past and present ICAEW members, ACA students, past and present ICAEW staff and their close family.
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1-2-1 Counselling

1-2-1 Counselling

When you’re grieving, feeling overwhelmed, anxious or scared, talking can help. But you may have avoided talking to family and friends, for fear of heightening their own concerns. Counselling is a chance for you to talk openly in a safe space without judgement. Your counsellor will listen and help you find practical ways to manage your thoughts and behaviours to improve your overall state of mind.

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Qwell

Qwell

Qwell is an online counselling and mental health support service available for adults, offering a safe and confidential space to talk about whatever’s on your mind. You can share experiences and gain support from a community of anonymous peers and qualified professionals, as well as educate yourself on mental wellbeing.

Qwell is currently only available in the UK and the Channel Islands.

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KOOTH

KOOTH

We want to make sure our children feel safe and secure. Through CABA, you can access Kooth, the UK’s leading online mental wellbeing service for children and young people aged between 11-25, offering access to professional counsellors, peer-to-peer support forums and more.

Kooth is currently available in the UK only.

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24-HOUR EMOTIONAL SUPPORT LINE

24-HOUR EMOTIONAL SUPPORT LINE

Our trained advisors are here to listen. If there’s something on your mind or you want to find out more about our support, you can call or chat to us online in the strictest confidence. Whenever you’re ready, we’ll be here.

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RELATIONSHIP COUNSELLING

RELATIONSHIP COUNSELLING

Good relationships with others are vital for our mental wellbeing. But those relationships take work. Strengthen your connections with the people that matter most with family and couples counselling provided by Relate.

Relationship counselling is currently available in the UK only.

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ADVICE & INFORMATION

Webinars & Videos

Webinars

PERSONAL & PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT COURSES

Equip yourself with the skills and knowledge to take care of your mental wellbeing and support others to do the same.

Our free personal and professional development courses are available to past and present ICAEW members, ACA students, ICAEW staff and their close families. Following government guidance on Covid-19, we're not running our face-to-face courses until further notice, but you can always access our free courses online.

ONLINE COURSES RECOMMENDED FOR YOU

KEEPING BUSY IN WINTER

KEEPING BUSY IN WINTER

Gain fun and practical tips to help you and your family keep busy in lockdown in the winter months.

EMOTIONAL INTELLIGENCE FOR SUCCESS

EMOTIONAL INTELLIGENCE FOR SUCCESS

Explore how self-awareness and self-regulation can improve your happiness and wellbeing.

UNDERSTANDING MENTAL HEALTH

UNDERSTANDING MENTAL HEALTH

Learn about the factors that influence mental health and how to recognise early signs of distress.

BOOST YOUR RESILIENCE

BOOST YOUR RESILIENCE

Learn how to handle adversity and thrive even during periods of change and uncertainty.

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Having good mental wellbeing means being able to manage and understand your feelings in a way that empowers you to live the life you want. To handle those ups and downs with confidence.

For more support and information to help you manage your mental wellbeing visit cabamentalwellbeing.org.uk

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‘The most difficult part for me was asking for help. I really didn’t know what to expect from CABA, but I was impressed by how quickly they reacted. They were respectful in gathering the facts about what I was facing and they offered suggestions on how I could manage my situation. I will never forget how it felt to know that someone cared.’

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