Coronavirus – Covid 19

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Information and support

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AMH Works Guides
3 guides to download from our AMH Works Team for employers and employees
Coping with Covid-19: taking action on mental health in the “new normal”
Supporting a loved one with an eating disorder during social distancing
April is Stress Awareness Month – help for these stressful times
New virtual well-being hub launched
Keep active and reap the mental health benefits
Give and you will receive too
ChatPal app launched to support mental health during Covid-19 and beyond – download today!
Coping Statements from our Eating Disorder service to help during this very uncertain and difficult time
Download AMH MensSana’s Infographic on how the 5 ways to well-being can help during this time of social distancing
Coping tips to boost your mental health during the Covid-19 crisis
April – Stress Awareness Month during unprecedented times
Spot the signs – empowering parents and carers to spot mental health issues
Keep your kids learning for their well-being
How to support loved ones with aneating disorder during this coronavirus pandemic
Covid-19 and Anxiety – 7 steps to help improve your mental health – AMH MensSana
Having the Covid-19 conversation with your children
Looking after your mental health in stressful times – WHO infographic
Cycle your way through Covid-19
Parenting in post-lockdown life
Take notice and reap the mental health benefits
Download this useful guide to Mental and emotional wellbeing resources

AMH News Stories

Yoga and Globe Trotting – how Promote clients are making the best of the lockdown
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Important Update Regarding Action Mental Health’s Services
Get Involved with Action Mental Health this Mental Health Awareness Week and celebrate kindness!
“My confidence is through the floor since Mr Corona came to town” – How Workable has been helping during lockdown #2
Let’s Talk Loneliness
Action Mental Health – Service Update
The new world of Zoom – a personal reflection by AMH client at Belfast New Horizons
A New Direction with AMH New Horizons Derriaghy
Clients feel ‘secure’ in post-Covid new normal at New Horizons
Important Service Update 20 Nov 2020
Care for yourself and others this Make a Difference Day
Promote gang add a little colour to our lives amid Covid-19 crisis
AMH Fermanagh clients supported by comprehensive outreach initiative during coronavirus crisis
Mental Health Awareness Week, 18-24 May 2020, the theme is kindness.
“Life for me is now completely different” – How Workable has been helping during lockdown #3
During #LDWeek2020 AMH Promote lock down the importance of friendships . . .
Fermanagh clients find the perfect antidote to lockdown!
New Horizons gift NHS staff and key workers with handcrafted art
“Dismissing the feelings of isolation and uncertainty”
Back to Lisburn for AMH Derriaghy for first time in over a decade
International Men’s Day – AMH “Shedders” share their wisdom in a year with a difference
Creative relay running across Northern Ireland’s AMH services in the time of the pandemic
Safeguarding the mental health of our brave key workers through the Covid-19 crisis
Connecting while social distancing – the new way we roll at AMH New Horizons
AMH MensSana on-line
Men’s Health Week during the ‘new normal’
Mayor gives seal of approval at AMH Foyle ahead of phased return
Charitable Trust helps connect clients at AMH New Horizons Fermanagh
Arts helping to support well-being and raise funds for Action Mental Health
Mindset – helping you look after your mental health and well-being online this month
Shielding woman uses surprising little subjects to raise money for AMH!
International Stress Awareness Week – AMH Works helps us handle the pressure of the pandemic

AMH Videos

Rosie from AMH MensSana shares ways we can challenge our negative thinking and stay mentally well during lockdown.
Colette from AMH MensSana offers advice on how parents and carers can mentally well so they can support their children and those they care for
Rachel from AMH MensSana shares advice on staying mentally well for children. She covers everything from going on a bear hunt to doing PE with Joe Wicks
AMH everyBODY share good news to make you feel good & smile!
AMH everyBODY – Deborah talks about how are service has adapted to ensure our clients are not alone
AMH everyBODY clients share how they are coping with lock-down!
The team from AMH everyBODY share how getting creative can help during lock-down
The team for AMH everyBODY share their love of reading and recommend a few books!
It’s Mental Health Awareness Week (18-24 May) and we’ll be focusing on the power and potential of kindness. This Feel Good Friday, the team from AMH everyBODY have been looking at sharing kind words – “the right words at the right time can change someone’s life”.
This week #MentalHealthAwarenessWeek our project worker Erin from our Eating Disorder Service AMH Everybody, tells us about the importance of body gratitude, giving thanks for all your body can do and how to show it some kindness #KindnessMatters
This week Project Worker Deborah gives us some top tips on how you can Ditch the Comparisons!
True happiness comes when we start to listen to our own hearts and minds.
This week our Project Worker Erin talks to us about change, and what these last few months have taught us.
Everyone seems in a bit of a rush to return to ‘normal’ but we just wanted to check in and say that it is okay if you are experiencing mixed feelings about this.
This week on Feel Good Friday our Project Worker Deborah invites us to focus on the Beauty in Nature.

“Even during a pandemic the plants will grow, the rivers will flow and every day the sun will rise and set. Focusing our attention on nature helps us to slow down, noticing the smells, the sounds and feels. We become more present, more aware.”
This week on Feel Good Friday our Project Worker Erin gives us some helpful top tips on Goal Setting.

“Setting yourself small achievable goals, will enhance your self esteem and give you a sense of purpose.”
This week as we move into summer we want to talk about Self Worth and Body Image.

“The problem with trying to conform to societies body ideals or perceptions of beauty, is that they are distorted. An ever changing trend. Your body is not a trend. It is your home, and it deserves to be treated with kindness and respect.”

Hi everyone and welcome back to ‘Feel Good Friday’. Having had some time off, our Project Worker Erin wanted to talk today about the importance of giving ourselves permission to take a break
This week on Feel Good Friday we want to talk about the importance of sleep, and some tips on how to get those much needed zzzzzzzzz’s without having to count sheep

This week AMH everyBODY is focusing on ‘How to support a loved one’, some of the tips and advice came from our own Carers’ experiences.
Sometimes the hardest thing to do is ask for help. We might try not to ask because we don’t want to disturb people, or we feel too guilty, or even just uncomfortable accepting kindness. #TakingActionOnEatingDisorders
Today we want to talk about managing the barrage of information being thrown our way in relation to getting fit post-lockdown #TakingActionOnEatingDisorders
On Feel Good Friday this week, our team at AMH everyBODY talk about self-esteem. This is a term that’s used very frequently yet we may not appreciate exactly what it refers to or indeed its relevance to our mental health. #TakingActionOnEatingDisorders
Sometimes the hardest thing to do is ask for help. We might try not to ask because we don’t want to disturb people, or we feel too guilty, or even just uncomfortable accepting kindness.
the team from AMH everyBody want to raise awareness of some of the signs and symptoms of anxiety which they have seen, unfortunately but understandly, increase significantly over the period of lockdown
Following the airing of Andrew “Freddie” Flintoff’s BBC documentary about his struggle with bulimia, AMH everyBODY addresses the topic of help-seeking among males, for help contact AMH T 02838 392314 or @samaritans 116 123 or LifeLine 0808 808 8000
Recovery is absolutely possible, the first step is to reach out and talk to someone, to ask for the support you deserve
The team from AMH everyBODY, in light of recent restrictions, wanted to chat about the feeling of “being stuck” that many of us may understandably be experiencing right now – Feeling like we’re trapped in a cycle of lockdown, glimpse of normality… repeat!
The team from AMH everyBODY present their latest installment of Feel Good Friday – a moment of calm. They share some relaxation techniques and strategies to help us consciously relax the body and mind.
On this week’s Feel Good Friday the team from AMH everyBODY give some helpful tips and advice on maintaining motivation in the current climate. AMH Everybody Southern Health and Social Care Trust
It’s #StressAwarenessWeek and the team from AMH everyBODY have put together some tips that may help if you’re feeling overwhelmed and stressed – “Be gentle with yourself, you’re doing the best you can”

This week the AMH everyBODY team chat about patience – “we should learn to be patient, take everyday as it comes, safe in the knowledge that better ones lie ahead ……”
November is Men’s Mental Health Month. Research shows us that still statistically men are less likely to access support for their mental health, despite men also being statistically three times more likely to die by suicide.
Northern Ireland environmental charity, Keep Northern Ireland Beautiful has launched its new wellbeing campaign, Healthy Oceans, Healthy Minds – a month of online content, dedicated to encouraging key actions people can take that can contribute to the health of our waterways and ultimately our own health and wellbeing. Rachel from AMH …