External Mental Health Resources
We want people to know that the emotions that they have are normal and understandable in relation to the context they are working in and the experiences they have had. This helps people to be compassionate towards themselves and each other, encourages them to reflect on and adapt their ways or coping with painful emotions, and helps them to make valued behavioural choices going forward.
Below are some external resources you can use to support your mental health.
This information has been compiled to bring together resources and phone apps that may be useful to maintain mental wellbeing during the Covid-19 crisis and beyond.
Anxiety UK offer a help line and resources to provide additional support. It is open until 10am -10pm on weekdays and 10am – 8pm on weekends: 03444 775774.
Every Mind Matters
We all experience times when we’re struggling or not coping as we might like, or where our circumstances and life events make things extremely difficult and challenging. It’s part of life, and sometimes it’s OK to not be OK. Our mental health is not fixed, it’s fluid, and just as it can be affected by our life experiences, events and circumstances, there are things we can do to improve it and help others. Visit Every Mind Matters.
When you live with a mental health problem, or supporting someone who is, having access to the right information is vital. Mind offer a range of resources to support anyone with mental health problems. Visit Mind here.
Mental Health Foundation
The Mental Health Foundation is part of the national mental health response providing support to address the mental health and psychological aspects of the Coronavirus outbreak, alongside colleagues at Public Health England and the Department of Health and Social Care. Read about how to look after yourself during COVID.
National Staff Support Line
In the current climate of increasing pressures on our healthcare system, our NHS people potentially face significant stresses. The NHS have introduced a confidential staff support line, operated by the Samaritans and free to access from 7.00 am – 11.00 pm, seven days a week. Call 0300 131 7000 You can call for support, signposting and confidential listening. Alternatively, you can text FRONTLINE to 85258 for support 24/7 via text.