Mind have released new research called "The mental health emergency" which asks how has the coronavirus pandemic has impacted our mental health. The research found that more than half of adults and over two thirds of young people said that their mental health has gotten worse during the period of lockdown restrictions, from early April to mid-May.
Bridging Differences Playbook
The UC Berkeley’s Greater Good Science Center has created a Bridging Differences Playbook, a collection of wisdom and best practices for bridging political, racial, religious, or other divides. Though rooted in their work in the US, the skills and strategies are also applicable to the UK to support positive dialogue, relationships, and understanding between groups or individuals.
Share Somewhere, a project of The Mix, is an online platform with the mission of connecting community groups to accessible and affordable spaces. At a time when social restrictions have stimulated proactive community engagement online, Share Somewhere is protecting the legacy of community action offline. The platform can be used to find and list spaces for a time when it is safe to come together in this way again. For further information, please contact: [email protected].
Kindness will keep us together
New British Red Cross ad: Although this virus may keep us apart, kindness will keep us together. Have you seen British Red Cross’ new ad? Watch the full film here.
The Frameworks Institute
The Frameworks Institute has produced a series of resources to connect people to the bigger picture of this moment - pulling guidance from twenty years of framing research and practice. The resources will give you new insights to explain health, enhance community, and offer hope in this moment. We recommend finding a moment to dig into their toolbox here.
Encore have a list of free resources for members who are looking for ways to support their neighbors and communities in the weeks ahead. It will be regularly updated as new information comes in. See Encore’s Self Care section here.
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