World events

When living in uncertain times, it’s normal to feel stress, anxiety or fear and, from global conflicts to unsettling events closer to home, there’s a lot going on in the world right now. Here’s some expert advice to help support your mental health in times of unease and worry and, as always, if you need further support, we’re here for you 24-hours a day on 0808 801 0808.

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    How to keep a respectful work environment in the midst of a global crisis


    Empathy, respect and communication. This 20-minute video from one of our partner’s, Workplace Options, offers advice and guidance on how, as individuals and communities, we can strive to maintain respectful and open dialogues when faced with adversity.

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    How to cope with your feelings around distressing world events

    2023-03-13T14:27:00+00:00Exclusive content from the Retail Trust

    If the current news cycle has left you feeling stressed, anxious or fearful, here are some steps to help you manage your feelings.

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    How to talk to your children about world news

    2023-01-05T14:29:00+00:00Exclusive content from Kooth for the Retail Trust

    It can be difficult to know how to talk to children about the frightening things happening in the world. Read on for top tips on how to talk to your children about the news and advice from parents.

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    Managing anxiety in testing times

    2020-06-25T11:11:00+01:00Exclusive content from the Retail Trust

    From breathing techniques to guided imagery, try these tools to help manage anxiety levels.

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    Take five: find the right support if you’re struggling

    2022-10-05T13:58:00+01:00Exclusive content from the Retail Trust

    It can be difficult to know where to turn if you’re struggling with your mental health. Cliff Lee, director of wellbeing services at the Retail Trust, explains how to get the support you need.

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    Ten quick ways to lower stress levels in under five minutes

    2022-04-05T15:04:00+01:00Exclusive content from the Retail Trust

    Whether you’ve just had a run-in with a tricky customer or feel rising stress just before a big meeting, there isn’t always time to implement long-term stress solutions so here are some quick and easy tactics to help you in the moment.

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    A guide to the Retail Trust counselling services

    2020-07-15T13:12:00+01:00Exclusive content from the Retail Trust

    Counselling offers people from all walks of life a confidential space to talk through their feelings, concerns, hopes and fears with a trained and qualified counsellor. Find out about the short-term counselling support that the Retail Trust offers.

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    Managing a critical incident in the workplace

    2020-05-29T07:36:00+01:00Exclusive content from the Retail Trust

    As a manager, you and your management team will play a key role in supporting colleagues not only directly after an incident, but in the days, weeks and possibly months that follow. Learn about the support available to you and your people.

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    Wellbeing 101: how to break the worry cycle


    While a certain amount of worry is normal when you’re stuck in a worry loop, it can be hard to see a way out. We asked the experts for advice to help you break the cycle.