Mental Health and Wellbeing

On this page you can find up to date links, documents and other publications publicly available, we urge you to check our membership page for further information for Care England members only COVID-19 (MENTAL HEALTH AND WELLBEING) page.  (for login details members please send email to

Health and wellbeing of the adult social care workforce - guidance  
Published 11 May 2020 | Last updated 17 May 2021 — see all updates
Advice for those working in adult social care on managing your mental health and how employers can take care of the wellbeing of their staff during the coronavirus outbreak.

COVID-19 mental health and wellbeing surveillance: Spotlights - Research and analysis 
Published 8 September 2020 | Last updated 8 April 2021 — see all updates
Spotlight reports are part of the COVID-19: mental health and wellbeing surveillance report. They describe variation among the population.

COVID-19 mental health and wellbeing recovery action plan - Policy paper 
Published: 1 April 2021
Our plan to prevent, mitigate and respond to the mental health impacts of the pandemic during 2021 to 2022.

Vitamin D for vulnerable groups - guidance 

Published 21 December 2020 | Last updated 24 February 2021 — see all updates
Guidance for vulnerable groups offered vitamin D supplements by the government this winter.

Vitamin D supplements: how to take them safely - Guidance 

Published 28 November 2020 | Last updated 12 January 2021 — see all updates
Guidance for at-risk groups offered free vitamin D supplements by the government this winter.

Wellbeing resources for the care sector - Skills for Care 

Answers to some of the questions we are being asked most often through our helpline. - Independent Age 12.2020
Managing your physical and mental health

Free mental health support for staff - VIVUP
Providing world-class health and wellbeing benefits to employees in both the public and private sectors. 

Frontline19 – Free Emotional Support
All frontline staff are being given access to free confidential emotional support from qualified and trainee psychotherapists and psychotherapeutic counsellors from Frontline19.

MindEd COVID-19 Resilience Hub
A new wellbeing and mental hub for social care. The best advice and tips from a large panel of international experts to guide you and your team.

Bereavement support for care homes - residents, carers and families

Department of Psychiatry - New resources for supporting care staff and families communicating with relatives and children about illness and death.

NAPA Helpline; help and advice regarding engagement and activities contact: 020 7078 9375 email: 

Free & Confidential Emotional Support Service For Workers On The Frontline of COVID-19, Frontline19

Meeting the psychological needs of people recovering from severe coronavirus - The British Psychological Society 
This guidance considers the likely psychological needs of people who have been hospitalised with severe coronavirus (Covid-19), and the most effective ways to support their recovery.