A new virtual wellbeing hub has been launched to promote positive mental health during the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Department for Communities and the Department of Health have partnered with 15 leading mental and wellbeing health charities and the Healthy Living Centre Alliance representing 28 local Healthy Living Centres to focus on promoting mental health and wellbeing during and after the COVID-19 emergency.

The Covid WellbeingNI partnership draws together an unprecedented wealth of expertise and support with one clear aim – to promote the positive mental health of people including those vulnerable people and communities who are struggling at this time.

The CovidWellbeingNI partnership is calling on people:

  •  To acknowledge how they are feeling and coping at this time
  •  Take  positive action to look after their mental health
  • Reach out for help and support.

The online wellbeing hub at www.mindingyourhead.info draws together information, self-help guides and ways to find support on a range of mental health and wellbeing issues.

Mental health charity Inspire is leading a consortium of community partners. Inspire CEO Kerry Anthony explained: As restrictions ease and we begin to talk about how society moves towards recovery, we need to ensure that we pay attention to the psychological, as well as economic and physical recovery.  This online wellbeing hub contributes to that recovery in a positive way.  It gives everyone who lives here access to mental health information on a full range of topics, evidence based self-help guides to help people take steps to look after their mental health and lots of resources and ways to find support.