Mental Health

This page is a centralised list of resources aimed at maintaining positive mental health during the course of the Covid-19 outbreak.

Please note that whilst we have checked these resources as much as possible, they are third party companies and we cannot be held responsible for any content.

Mental Health
The Mental Health Foundation

How to look after your mental health during the Coronavirus outbreak.

Young Minds

Guidance on what to do if you are feeling anxious about Coronavirus.

A List of Mental Health Helplines

An NHS list of helplines for mental well-being

Time to change

"At Time to Change, we focus on challenging stigma and discrimination in society, so we're not able to provide individual or emergency support for people in crisis. But there are lots of people who can. They are listed here"

Every Mind Matters

"Stress is something everyone feels at times, and there are all kinds of stressful situations that can be a part of daily life. Low-level stress can even be helpful or motivational. There are plenty of things you can do to help cope with stressful events, and simple steps you can take to deal with stress. We also have we have specific tips and expert advice to help you look after your mental health and wellbeing if you are feeling stressed or anxious about coronavirus (COVID-19)."

Kooth.com

Free, safe and anonymous online support for young people

The Samaritans

Provides confidential, non-judgemental emotional support for people experiencing feelings of distress or despair, including those that could lead to suicide. You can phone, email, write a letter or in most cases talk to someone face to face. Telephone: 0300 123 3393 (9am-6pm Monday to Friday) or text 86463, Email: jo@samaritans.org

Mind Infoline

Mind provides confidential mental health information services. With support and understanding, Mind enables people to make informed choices. The Infoline gives information on types of mental health problems, where to get help, drug treatments, alternative therapies and advocacy. Mind works in partnership with around 140 local Minds providing local mental health services. Telephone: 0300 123 3393 (9am-6pm Monday to Friday) or text 86463, Email: info@mind.org.uk

Rethink Mental Illness Advice Line

Provides expert advice and information to people with mental health problems and those who care for them, as well as giving help to health professionals, employers and staff. Rethink also runs Rethink services and groups across England.Telephone: 0300 5000 927 (9.30am - 4pm Monday to Friday). Email: advice@rethink.org.

Saneline

Saneline is a national mental health helpline providing information and support to people with mental health problems and those who support them. Telephone: 0300 304 7000 (4:30pm-10:30pm)

The Mix

The Mix provides judgement-free information and support to young people aged 13-25 on a range of issues including mental health problems. Young people can access the The Mix's support via phone, email, webchat, peer to peer and counselling services. Telephone: 0808 808 4994 (11am-11pm, free to call). Crisis Support: Text 'THEMIX' to 85258. Email: helpline email form

ChildLine

ChildLine is a private and confidential service for children and young people up to the age of nineteen. You can contact a ChildLine counsellor for free about anything - no problem is too big or too small. Telephone: 0800 1111

Elefriends

Elefriends is a supportive online community where you can be yourself. Elefriends is run by Mind. If you're a carer needing support you can contact all of the above as well as Carers Direct and the Carers Trust, both of whom are able to provide support and advice on any issues affecting you.

SHOUT

Shout is the UK’s first 24/7 text service, free on all major mobile networks, for anyone in crisis anytime, anywhere. It’s a place to go if you’re struggling to cope and you need immediate help. Text: 85258

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