CIPR Member support

resources, information and advice

NEW 'PR and Parenting in a Pandemic'

Our new resource is aimed at supporting those caring for school-age children, with advice on how to talk to employers about challenging situations and advice for employers on how to best support their staff, particularly during the pandemic.

The pack is free for all to download and includes articles, advice, and a PR-themed children’s activity pack with competitions and more.

Download  (pdf)

tips on 'Communicating in a crisis'  (pdf download)

CIPR’s Inside Group 
guide; Tips for communicating with employees at times of crisis specifically COVID-19 (pdf download) and Guidance for communicating with furloughed employees (link).

CIPR’s Local Public Services Group
have produced a list of links and resources relating to Coronavirus.

CIPR and Appsecco; a 'Remote Worker's Guide to Security During COVID-19' with advice on how to keep your documents and data secure. Click here to download the guide.

We have made a number of our resources available to the wider public relations profession at this time

business & Legal helpline

As a CIPR member you have access to our free Legal and Business Support Helpline through workplace experts Croner. Available during office hours this invaluable service can help you with any employment, health and safety, commercial legal and tax and VAT issues. 
CIPR Members can click here for more details (log in required).


iprovision is an independent charity that provides assistance in cash or in kind or in any other appropriate manner for the prevention or relief of poverty, of any member or former member, employee and former employee of CIPR, together with any close dependants and the close dependants of any deceased member in need for such assistance.  

For more information on Iprovision click here.

Independent practitioner support 

Independent practitioners whose cashflow has been impacted by COVID-19 can request a three-month deferral in paying membership subscriptions. To qualify, members must have membership fees outstanding at the time of the request and must not already be benefiting from any other payment break. Requests need to come in writing. 

For more information email [email protected].

Mental health and wellbeing

It is important to consider your own mental health and wellbeing and that of colleagues and staff at this incredibly stressful time. The iprovision Mental Health Hotline is available to all members. This provides instant access to accredited counsellors as well as support for those with personal, legal and financial difficulties. Access the Hotline here (login required).

CIPR Health have shared these useful tips for managing your mental health at times of crisis (PDF download) and you'll find more advice and resources in our mental health section of the site.


CIPR members can take advantage of two, free mentoring schemes to support you wherever you are on the career ladder, and to explore ideas and opportunities:
Progress – connects members with CIPR Fellows.
Career Starter –connects CIPR student members with Chartered Practitioners.


Any members who have lost their jobs, who find themselves at risk of redundancy, or are simply considering their next move have access to the CIPR Employability Hub. The Hub includes a video series on topics such as ‘Coping with Redundancy’, ‘CVs and Interviews’, ‘Personal Branding’, ‘Mental Health’, and ‘Going Independent’ and is home to webinars, skills guides and third-party resources. Members can find advice on online interview etiquette, maximising the use of one’s voice, revamping LinkedIn profiles, and much more.


The CIPR CPD deadline is on 28 February 2021.  If you have any questions about completing CPD, please take a look at our FAQ. If you are struggling with the impact of the pandemic and you are concerned about your ability to meet the CPD deadline, please email [email protected] or call us on 020 7631 6900.

How to contact us

The CIPR is now a virtual organisation but our telephone and email contact details remain unchanged. Please email [email protected] or call us on 020 7631 6900 for any enquiries.