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Mental health and wellbeing during COVID-19

The coronavirus outbreak is affecting the way all of us live our lives, and it's normal that this will affect our mental health. We've gathered together some information and resources that should help you to maintain a healthy mind during the outbreak or to seek support for yourself or others if things get too much.

 

 

We're updating the information on this page as frequently as possible however things are changing rapidly as the situation continues to develop and availability of the services, information and resources may change.

Immediate help if you or someone you know is in crisis and needs to talk to someone now

Samaritans

Call 116 123 for free

Whoever you are and whatever you're going through, a Samaritan will face it with you. You can call 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.


Childline

Call 0800 1111 for free

Support for children and young people under the age of 19 in the UK with any worry or issue they are facing. Open everyday from 9am until midnight.


 

General advice on keeping your mind healthy during the coronavirus outbreak

Public Health England

www.gov.uk/government/publications/covid-19-guidance-for-the-public-on-mental-health-and-wellbeing/guidance-for-the-public-on-the-mental-health-and-wellbeing-aspects-of-coronavirus-covid-19

Guidance for the public on the mental health and wellbeing aspects of coronavirus (COVID-19) published by Public Health England


NHS - Every Mind Matters

www.nhs.uk/oneyou/every-mind-matters/

Expert online advice and practical tips from the NHS to help you look after your mental health and wellbeing and coping with anxiety about coronavirus.


Mind - Coronavirus and your wellbeing

www.mind.org.uk/information-support/coronavirus-and-your-wellbeing/

Tips and advice to take care of your mental health and wellbeing during COVID-19.


Samaritans

www.samaritans.org/how-we-can-help/support-and-information/if-youre-having-difficult-time/if-youre-worried-about-your-mental-health-during-coronavirus-outbreak/

Online advice and resources if you're worried about your mental health during the coronavirus outbreak.


Mental Health Foundation

www.mentalhealth.org.uk/publications/looking-after-your-mental-health-during-coronavirus-outbreak

Tips to help you, your friends and your family to look after your mental health at a time when there is much discussion of potential threats to our physical health.

Advice to help children and young people stay healthy

NHS - Health for Kids

http://www.ruralcc.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/NHS-Health-for-Kids.pdf

A useful kit produced by the NHS to help children and young people look after their health and wellbeing.


 

Dealing with bereavement and grief

Cruse Bereavement Care

www.cruse.org.uk/get-help/coronavirus-dealing-bereavement-and-grief

Cruse have put together these resources to share how bereavement and grief may be affected by this pandemic. It covers some of the different situations and emotions bereaved people may have to deal with.