managing your mental health

We all have mental health. And whether our mental health is good or bad can change on a daily basis. It’s important that we take time to manage it, however we’re feeling, in the same way that we exercise to look after our physical health.

Taking the time to look after our mental health can help to prevent chronic physical and mental health conditions, as well as building coping mechanisms for when life gets more challenging.

In this section, we’re going to take a look at why it’s important to look after our mental health, and share some tools and techniques you can try to build your mental health, wellness, and resilience.

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four ways to deal with loneliness & social isolation

According to research carried out by the Co-op and British Red Cross, more than 9 million people in the UK always or often feel lonely, with Covid-19 unfortunately adding fuel to the flames.

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what is good mental health and why is it important?

Your mental wellbeing is about your thoughts and feelings and how you cope with everyday life.

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how nature can boost our mental health

Fresh air, being outdoors, and connecting with nature really is good for our physical and mental health.

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how to talk about your feelings

Bottling up emotions can prevent us from processing them and make them harder to handle.

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benefits of practising daily mindfulness

Daily mindfulness is the practise of focusing on the moment.

training and events

9 August 2022

espresso anxiety relief toolkit

Discover how anxiety affects your body and your mind.
espresso series
16 August 2022

espresso mindfulness for beginners

Understand the concept of mindfulness and the ‘opportunity to give it a try’ practicing exercises like mindfulness of breath and three step …
espresso series
23 August 2022

espresso understanding mental health: skills for life

Mental health is a fundamental part of your wellbeing.
espresso series
6 September 2022

developing a compassionate mind

Learning to support ourselves with care and kindness will equip us with the internal resources we need to manage stressful times. Research has …
enhanced course

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Who is eligible for support?

We support past and present members of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of England and Wales (ICAEW)1, ACA students2, ICAEW staff members3, and the family and carers of members and students4

  1. No matter where your career takes you, past and present members of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of England Wales (ICAEW) are eligible for caba’s services for life, even if you change your career and leave accountancy 
  2. ACA students (ICAEW Provisional Members) who are either an active student or have been an active student within the last three years are eligible for caba's services 
  3. Past and present staff members of the ICAEW or caba are eligible for caba's services for life, even if you leave either organisation. Please note, for former employees, our financial support is only available to those who have had five years continuous employment with either organisation 
  4. Family members and carers of either an eligible past or present ICAEW member, ACA student or past or present employee of the ICAEW or caba are eligible for caba's support. We define a family member as a: 
    1. spouse, civil partner or cohabiting partner 
    2. widow, widower or surviving civil partner who has not remarried or cohabiting with a partner 
    3. divorced spouse or civil partner who has not remarried or cohabiting with a partner 
    4. child aged up to 25. Please note, children aged between 16 and 25 are not eligible for individual financial support 
    5. any other person who is or was dependent on the eligible individual supporting them financially or are reliant on the eligible individual’s care 
    6. any other person on whom the eligible individual is reliant, either financially or for care 

You can find out more about our available support both in the UK and around the world on our support we offer  page. 

Are your services means-tested?

If you need financial support, we carry out a means test where we consider income, expenditure, capital and assets.  

*Please note none of our other services are means-tested. 

I’m an accountant, but not a member of ICAEW, can you still help?

Unfortunately not. We only support past and present ICAEW members, their carers and their families. If we are unable to support you, where possible we will point you to help elsewhere.

caba has supported me in the past; can I receive support from caba again?

We understand that circumstances change. If we’ve helped you in the past there’s no reason why we can’t help you again. You can contact us at any time. Please call us if you need our help.

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