Mental Health & Wellbeing

Regaining connectivity, certainty and control

This year's theme for Stress Awareness Month 2021 is 'Regaining Connectivity, Certainty, and Control'. Recent research from the Stress Management Society found that 65% of people in the UK have felt more stressed since the COVID-19 restrictions came into place in March 2020.

Now is the time for making allowances, being kind, and making sure you can spot the signs of stress in yourself and your team. This page is here to act as a resource for managers and leaders to help you step up and support in these unprecedented times.

It's ok to not be ok

The pandemic has exacerbated stress in the workplace, so how do we manage our own mental health and spot the signs in those around us? Listen to what our expert panel had to say at our recent event.

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72% of employees rate wellbeing as a top priority for management
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1 in 5 students have a diagnosed mental health problem
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Adult mental health service usage increased by 61% in 2020

Resources and Insights

Practical tools and tips for supporting yourself and your team.

Here are some tools, tips and templates that offer practical advice for adapting and managing change. A few key resources on other sites have been listed to the right, while CMI's own resources can be found linked below.

You can find more insights and resources on our Covid-19 Page.

The Better Managers Manual

Managing the New Normal

The #BetterManagers Manual offers a practical guide to navigating the impacts of Covid-19 for managers and leaders.

To support managers and leaders as they navigate this crisis - both for themselves and for those they manage - we have assembled a set of tried-and-tested tools and resources brought together through five key themes: flexible working; crisis management; mental health and wellbeing; the new employment landscape; and good governance.

Download the manual