Redundancy can be a very difficult time, not only financially but mentally and emotionally. It is essential that you reflect on how redundancy has affected you and ensure your health and wellbeing is given extra care and attention. If that means taking time out from work for a while, then just do it.
On this website you will find information about:
Whether you already suffer from any of theses conditions or they have been caused by your redundancy, it is important that you understand and deal with each one of them.
The poor economic climate can have a powerful impact on your mental health, as this article reveals:
Great sources of help are:
For a list of mental health support services with contact details:
The pressures of being out of work can lead to other problems such as domestic violence or addiction.
Contact any of the following organisations to get help and advice about domestic abuse:
www.mensadviceline.org.uk Help for male victims of domestic violence. 0808 801 0327 Mon-Fri 10am-1pm and 2pm-5pm. Free from landlines/most phones
www.brokenrainbow.org.uk Help for Lesbian/Gay/Bi/Transexual victims of domestic violence. 0300 999 5428 Mon-Thurs 10am-8pm Tues/Wed 10am-5pm
http://www.allwaleshelpline.org.uk Help for victims of domestic abuse and sexual violence in Wales. Freephone 24hr 0808 80 10 800.
http://www.scottishwomensaid.org.uk Help for women, children and young people who are victims of domestic violence. Freephone 24hr 0800 027 1234.
http://www.womensaidni.org Help for men and women who are victims of domestic violence in Northern Ireland. Freephone 24hr 0800 917 1414.
For addiction help contact:
http://www.addictionhelper.com Help for people with addictions. Freephone 24hr 0800 024 1479 / +44 0203 151 1488 or text HELP to 66777.
http://www.alcoholics-anonymous.org.uk Help for people addicted to alcohol. 0845 769 7555 Calls charged at local rate from landlines, mobiles may vary.
http://www.drinksmarter.org/drinkline Help for people with alcohol problems. Freephone 0800 7 314 314.
http://www.talktofrank.com/contact-frank Help for people with drug addiction. 24hr helpline 0800 77 66 00. Or text your question to 82111.
Health Advice for people who live outside of England:
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