Mental health and addiction help resources

The following third-party resources (some of them published on commercial sites but nevertheless providing some useful advice) may offer some guidance and help for particular kinds of addiction and other issues. N.B we are not necessarily endorsing the host site's products however.


Understanding screen addiction and responsible digital use

This guide introduces some interesting research into screen use including:

  • How technology use has changed over the years (72% of adults now consider smartphones their most essential device).
  • The impact of COVID-19 on screen time use and digital behaviours (smartphone usage in the UK surged by 30% during lockdown).
  • Understanding screen addictions and how our devices affect our brains and change our behaviours (e.g. dopamine-driven reward loops).
  • Helpful tips and useful advice for tackling device addiction, managing gadget and internet use, and creating healthier digital habits.

See the full guide here:
www.comparethemarket.com/broadband/content/screen-usage-guide
 


An infographic of ways to help protect your mental health during the COVID-19 pandemic, prepared by  Rehab 4 Addiction, an advisory and referral service for people who suffer from alcohol, drug and behavioural addiction.

See the infographic and other guidance here:
www.rehab4addiction.co.uk/coronavirus/coronavirus-mental-health-infographic

 

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