WATCH: President Jenni Field's May video update

Filmed during Mental Health Awareness Week, CIPR's President used her monthly update to remind members that "there are lots of resources available to you on our dedicated [mental health] webpage", especially at this time when "many of us have challenges with our financial, professional and personal health". Jenni also used the opportunity to remind members of their access to the free iprovision Mental Health Hotline and supporting app.

May highlights:

  • Our award-winning member magazine - Influence - was published online and, for this issue only, is free for everyone to read on the CIPR website. More here.
  • We welcomed four more Chartered PR Professionals (Chart.PR) after the first ever online Chartership Assessment and announced more dates. More here.
  • We welcomed the government's extension of the furlough scheme but remain disappointed in the lack of measures announced to support many self-employed practitioners - particularly those operating as limited company directors. More here.
  • We launched our new virtual and interactive training, allowing you to access our world-class courses wherever you are. Find a course here.

Next month keep an eye out for:

  • The first virtual Excellence Awards ceremony on Twitter. Follow the CIPR Awards Twitter account to keep an eye on .
  • Our annual State of the Profession report.
  • New research into diversity in the profession.
  • New guidance from our Influencer Marketing Panel

About the Chartered Institute of Public Relations

Founded in 1948, the Chartered Institute of Public Relations (CIPR) is the world's only Royal Chartered professional body for public relations practitioners in the UK and overseas with nearly 10,000 members.

The CIPR advances professionalism in public relations by making its members accountable to their employers and the public through a code of conduct and searchable public register, setting standards through training, qualifications, awards and the production of best practice and skills guidance, facilitating Continuing Professional Development (CPD), and awarding Chartered Public Relations Practitioner status (Chart.PR).