Covid 19: Advice for people severely affected by mental illness & carers

This information is for anyone who lives with a severe mental illness.

We know that living with a severe mental illness can be challenging. And the current coronavirus pandemic could create additional problems. This information tries to help you ease or overcome some of these problems.

The NHS, social services and other services will continue to support people during the coronavirus crisis. But they might not be able to provide their normal level or support. It’s important to remember that the crisis is temporary and that things should return to normal eventually.


Looking after your mental health during the Coronavirus outbreak

coronavirus information

The Mental Health Foundation is part of the national mental health response providing support to address the mental health and psychosocial aspects of the Coronavirus outbreak, alongside colleagues at Public Health England and the Department of Health and Social Care.


University Mental Health Day

University of Northampton 05.03.20

Sleep Hamper competition

Terms and conditions;

As part of our University mental health day event, we are running a competition to win a sleep hamper – here are the terms and conditions for entry:

  1. The promoter is: The University of Northampton whose registered office is at Waterside Campus, University Drive, Northampton, NN1 5PH.

2. The competition is open to students enrolled on courses whose tuition fees are paid directly to The University of Northampton only (either paying their own fees, through a Tuition fee loan, or paid by an employer), except employees of The University of Northampton.

3. There is no entry fee and no purchase necessary to enter this competition.

4. By entering this competition, an entrant is indicating their agreement to be bound by these terms and conditions.

6. Closing date for entry will be Thurs 5th March 2020. After this date, no further entries to the competition will be permitted or counted.

7. No responsibility can be accepted for entries not received for whatever reason.

8. The rules of the competition and how to enter are as follows:

Contribute an idea on how you get to sleep at the MHA stand and provide contact details.

9. The promoter reserves the right to cancel or amend the competition and these terms and conditions without notice in the event of a catastrophe, war, civil or military disturbance, act of God or any actual or anticipated breach of any applicable law or regulation or any other event outside of the promoter’s control. Any changes to the competition will be notified to entrants as soon as possible by the promoter.

10. The promoter is not responsible for inaccurate prize details supplied to any entrant by any third party connected with this competition.

11. The prize is as follows:  one sleep hamper.

The prize is as stated and no cash or other alternatives will be offered. The prizes are not transferable. Prizes are subject to availability and we reserve the right to substitute any prize with another of equivalent value without giving notice.

12. The winner will be chosen by a team member via a draw.

13. The winner will be notified by email within 7 days of the closing date. If the winner cannot be contacted or does not claim the prize within 14 days of notification, we reserve the right to withdraw the prize from the winner and pick a replacement winner.

14. The promoter will notify the winner when and where the prize can be collected.

15. The promoter’s decision in respect of all matters to do with the competition will be final and no correspondence will be entered into.

16. By entering this competition, an entrant is indicating their agreement to be bound by these terms and conditions.

17. The competition and these terms and conditions will be governed by English law and any disputes will be subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of England.

18. The winner agrees to the use of their name and image in any publicity material, as well as their entry. Any personal data relating to the winner or any other entrants will be used solely in accordance with current [UK] data protection legislation and will not be disclosed to a third party without the entrant’s prior consent.

19. The winner’s name will be available 28 days after closing date by emailing the following address:

20. Entry into the competition will be deemed as acceptance of these terms and conditions.

21. This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Instagram, Facebook, Twitter or any other Social Network. You are providing your information to The University of Northampton and not to any other party. The information provided will be used in conjunction with our Privacy Policy.

22. Your competition entry may be shared on The University of Northampton’s Social Media channels including Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. ffff f

The National Centre for Gaming Disorder

  • Has gaming become a problem for you or someone you know?
  • Is it hard to control the amount of time spent gaming?
  • Is gaming negatively affecting other areas of life such as school, work, relationships or mental wellbeing?

The CNWL National Centre for Gaming Disorder is the country’s first specialist NHS clinic offering treatment and support to young people and their families who are facing difficulties with online gaming.

The clinic is now accepting referrals nationwide from anyone aged 13 or over

Self-referrals as well as referrals from family members and professionals are welcome ; Email:

Headspace Beachcomber

Healthy sleep has more to do with quality of rest than quantity of hours. Sleep meditations help create the inner conditions needed for a truly restful night. Because when we settle the mind, we rest the body—and that restfulness is what makes it easier to wind down and drift off.