Every Mind Matters
The Covid-19 has had a significant impact on all of us; in the way we work and live our lives. It is natural to be worried or anxious during these uncertain times, but there are things we can do to support our mental health and that of others.
With a big focus on our physical health at the moment, it is important to prioritise our mental health and wellbeing as well.
The NHS has produced a resource called “Every Mind Matters” to support and help people with their mental health.
New 24/7 Urgent Mental Health Phone Line
Provided by Cheshire and Wirral Partnership for residents of Cheshire East, Cheshire West and the Wirral; there is a new helpline for mental health support.
If you need urgent support for your mental health, please call the mental health helpline on 0300 303 3972 and the dedicated local staff will support you to access the help you need.
The phone line is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week and is open to people of all ages – including children and young people.
The phone line is now the first port of call for mental health help – it is operated by people in your local area who will know how best to support you. If you call NHS111 you may have to wait longer for help and will be re-directed to this local service – so call 0300 303 3972.
You should still call 999 or go to A&E if you have an immediate, life-threatening emergency requiring mental or physical health assistance.
Other Mental Health Support Services
NHS Talking Therapies
The Talking Therapies service is still open for referrals. You can self-refer by filling in the online form or by giving them a call. Support is now being offered by phone and video rather than face-to-face. For more information, please see the website.
MIND have produced a guide on looking after your mental health and wellbeing whilst self-isolating, and information on coping with worries and anxiety, please click here to view.
Looking after your mental health, a guide from Visyon.
MentalHealth.org.uk have a number of resources on different topics from parenting and relationships during Covid-19 to unemployment and money worries.
A list of other mental health helplines can be found here.