At FI, we aim to provide access to useful articles and podcasts that our students and network can access all year round. We recognise, however, that Mental Health can be an ever-changing landscape for both the individual and the resources we produce. Bookmark this page so you can come back to it anytime you or a loved one need some support. We’ll add new resources to our podcast and article library, as they are produced.
Our Resources for Mental Health
In this article, Skills & Development Coach, Charlotte, talks about how she overcame crippling loneliness when she moved to Yorkshire for work. She offers useful tips and provides a reassuring voice for those who feel nervous about trying to build new social connections.
Men’s Mental Health
In this podcast episode, our hosts David and Ben are joined by Javed Bobat and Andy Buncall. Javed is the Founder & CEO of Fide & F=@#! Mental Health. Andy Buncall is a former FI member of staff who talks openly about the struggles he has faced with his mental health. This episode drew attention to the often overlooked issues around men’s mental health. However, it also offered practical advice for anyone who needs support.
The Power of Running
In this article, Tutor, Ian, talks about the impact running has on his mental health and how it gives him some much-needed headspace. Ian also talks about how it’s not just running that can give you this. We all need to find our way to carve out some valuable ‘me time’.
Panic Attacks and Anxiety
Apprenticeship Manager, Rebecca, speaks openly in this episode of our podcast about her experiences of panic attacks and anxiety. She talks to Dave and Ben about the signs and symptoms, as well as how to support yourself and others in this situation.
Many of us like the idea of trying mindfulness but it’s difficult to know where to start. This article explores the benefits and offers easy advice and some useful links to get started.
Sleep Well, Study Better
Tutor, Ian, has a passion for sleep hygiene. How we sleep not only has an impact on our ability to study but also on our mental health. If you struggle to drift off or wake frequently in the night, this article may offer some useful advice.
It’s okay not to be okay
In this special episode for Mental Health Awareness Week our FI Podcast hosts, directors, and tutors, Ben Bullman and David Malthouse were joined by fellow London Director, Tutor, and Safeguarding lead Ginny Bradwell to talk about her mental health journey and obstacles she faced along the way.
Stress – What it is and how can you manage it
Stress has become an increasing factor in our modern lifestyles and can cause both physical and significant mental health issues. In this article, we look at the flight, fight or freeze response and how we can identify and manage the symptoms of stress. This article also provides contact details of where to get help if you are struggling.
You are part of something big
It’s worth remembering that you are not alone, if you are an accountancy student or an affiliate, your industry body will have a wealth of information and support available. As part of the FI network, you also have access to all of the resources on our FI hub. Our safeguarding leads are also always available to those who need support or advice. You can find the details of all of the above in this article.
You may find these links useful if you need advice or extra support:
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