Tips for managing some of life's more common difficulties

On this page you’ll find a range of Tip Sheets that we’ve produced to provide practical advice on a variety of topics.

Important issues

Tips for Managing Finances

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Plan your spend and budget – it might sound patronising but reviewing what’s coming into the household (earnings) and what’s going out (expenditure) can help identify potential savings.   Check...

Team matters

Top Tips for Supporting Staff

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Attend to the basics first, by paying attention to safety and practical needs. Ensure your staff have the equipment they need, as well as access to food, drink and uninterrupted rest....

Self-care

Top tips for managing anxiety

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Keep your mind focused on the present moment, and what you can currently control.   Distract yourself from worries by doing something else. Absorb yourself in a hobby, get some...

Important issues

Tips for Managing Long Covid

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Rest: Your body needs rest as it continues to recover. Take short rests throughout the day; stop regularly to do nothing.   Pace yourself: When you feel less fatigued, try...

Self-care

Top tips for managing stress and burnout

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Maintain balance between your work and home lives.   Take your annual leave – it’s important to give yourself time to recuperate and rest, space out your annual leave rather...

Home & family

Tips for eating well on the job

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Be prepared and plan ahead. Bulk cooking meals for the week ahead and stocking up on healthy snacks help save you some cash and ensure you’ve got the right food...

Important issues

Tips for managing alcohol

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Try keeping track of how many units you’re drinking  NHS Inform have a handy unit calculator which you can find here or search for ‘How does my drinking add up’...

Self-care

Top tips for managing low mood

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Try to develop and maintain a healthy routine; we all feel safer and more relaxed when we have a routine. Sleep is really important, both for physical and mental health.Try...

Home & family

Top tips for managing working parenthood

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Daisy Dowling’s (Founder and CEO of WorkParent)top tips for managing working parenthood.

Team matters

Top tips for supporting teams

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Maintain routines and structures which support staff.   Check in with the team; pay particular attention to staff who might feel disconnected from their colleagues – those who are absent,...

Self-care

6 Tips for Better Sleep

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Poor sleep is a common problem: about 40% of us are sleep deprived, and 1 in 5 of us can’t get to sleep even when we try. Poor sleep can...

Team matters

Managing relationships between teams

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When working with teams beyond your own, key principles to hold in mind include: Be respecful of other teams when you discuss them.   Be clear with your communication with...

Home & family

Tips for working from home

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Get dressed so it feels like you’re going to work.   Take regular breaks, at least every couple of hours.   Eat well and keep energised throughout the day, without...

5 tips for living with Seasonal Affective Disorder

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Keep a diary Noting how you feel at different times (for instance, in response to the weather or your schedule that day) can help you better understand what impacts your...

Self-care

How to start a conversation about men’s mental health

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For men, speaking openly about mental health can be challenging due to stigma and the pressure to be “traditionally masculine”. Discussing emotions doesn’t always come naturally. With that in mind,...

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