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MENTAL HEALTH in Manchester

MENTAL HEALTH in manchester

We are having to adapt to working from home and not seeing our friends, colleagues, and family, while also being concerned for the health and wellbeing of our loved ones, not to mention our own.

MCRactive are working with you to support Manchester to be a healthier and happier place. We aim to do this by listening to Manchester’s vibrant and diverse communities, working together with you to maximise the power of people in places. For more information and resources, see below.

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Visit our social wall for inspiration of how your fellow Mancunians and the city is keeping active. Share your tips and ideas using #MCRactive to appear on our wall, and engage with us across social and help others.


Taking care of your mind as well as your body is really important if you are staying at home.

You may feel worried or anxious about your finances, your health or those close to you. Perhaps you feel bored, frustrated or lonely. It's important to remember that it's OK to feel this way and that everyone reacts differently. Here are some activities to help you unwind from your own home or outdoors: 

Walking & Outdoors - Physical activity has a huge potential to enhance your wellbeing. Even a short burst of 10 minutes' brisk walking increases your mental alertness, energy and positive mood. Try out some of our suggested outdoor activities to increase your self-esteem and help you reduce stress and anxiety.

Mind Toolkit - This covid-19 wellbeing' toolkit has lots of things you can try that could help your wellbeing. It includes tips for staying at home, how to take care of your mental health and wellbeing along with a useful checklist.

Sidekick - An app with a collection of interactive exercises to help boost your mental wellbeing. It'll enable you to build a personalised wellbeing workout and toolkit to help deal with whatever life throws at you.

Many of us are struggling to maintain our mental wellbeing during the COVID-19 pandemic. This page has tips to help yourself cope, including ways to support yourself during lockdown.

NHS Every Mind Matters - A collection of helpful resources to help you whilst staying at home during lockdown. 

Dr Radha's 5 Mental Health Tips for Lockdown - Dr Radha Modgil from BBC Radio 1’s Life Hacks shares her top five tips on how to stay mentally and emotionally well during the coronavirus lockdown, all beginning with the letter C.

MIND COVID-19 Mental Health Resources - If you're finding things hard emotionally right now, you're not alone. We're here to provide information and support. Here you'll find reliable information and tips to help you cope during this time. 

BUZZ Manchester Mental Health Guides - A guide on how to manage anxiety and worry and help you unwind your mind. 

Age UK Manchester Counselling Service for 60+ and their carers - Age UK Manchester Counselling Service is for the residents of Manchester aged 60 years and over and their carers.

Unfortunatelythere are currently no upcoming events, podcasts or webinars. Please check again later and be sure to follow MCRactive on FacebookInstagram and Twitter for updates on any future events, podcasts and webinars for Mental Health support.