COVID-19 has brought unexpected financial challenges to many households. Many people have lost their jobs, had their working hours reduced or have been furloughed, and this can mean they have less money coming in. We know that financial stress is one of the leading contributors to common mental health problems like anxiety and depression, so if you’re worried your employees may be struggling this guide can help.
This website from Our NHS People includes tips on improving your employee’s financial resilience, how to take a diverse approach to your support, and explains how COVID-19 may be affecting people’s money. While it was originally designed for leaders within the NHS, it is suitable for any industry which has been affected by coronavirus.
You can choose to make an account on the Our NHS People site, even if you do not work for the NHS. This allows you to track your progress through this guide and many others, and lets you return to the place you left off if you have to stop part way through a section. Click here to create an account or log in. However, you do not need to make an account to access it if you’d prefer not to.
To see the full list of guides available from Our NHS People, click here.