“Don’t be afraid to ask for help, it is not a sign of weakness but a sign of strength”
So the country has gone into lock-down, social distancing has become very real and isolation at home is necessary. We must all stay at home to protect our NHS, save lives and keep the country as healthy as possible. However, this is a challenging time and will affect different people in many different ways. We are all trying to protect our physical health, but we must remember our mental health is just as important. Therefore, we have put together a list of charities that are on hand to provide you with information, resources, support, online chats and helplines. These organisations are there to help you and your mental health, whatever you are feeling or experiencing, they have seen and heard it all before and will be able to help you! You are not alone!
UK MENTAL HEALTH CHARITIES, HELPLINES & SUPPORT SERVICES
- Anxiety UK – Support for those struggling with anxiety and anxiety conditions
- BEAT – Eating Disorder Support
- Relate – Relationship Support
- Bipolar UK – Helping people with manic depression or bipolar disorder
- CALM – Campaign Against Living Miserably, mental health support for men & teenage boys
- Men’s Health Forum – information and resources for male health & their healthcare
- Mental Health Foundation – information and support for anyone with mental health problems or learning disabilities
- Mind – Information and support for people with mental health conditions and those caring for them
- No Panic – Supporting people who suffer from Panic Attacks, Phobias, Obsessive Compulsive Disorders and other related anxiety disorders, including those people who are trying to give up Tranquillizers
- OCD Action – Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) help and support
- OCD UK – The national OCD charity, run by and for people with lived experience of OCD
- PAPYRUS – Young suicide prevention society, confidential suicide prevention advice for young people and those worried about a young person
- Rethink Mental Illness – Support and advice for people living with mental illness
- Samaritans – Confidential support for people experiencing feelings of emotional distress, struggling to cope or at risk of suicide. Whatever you’re going through, a Samaritan will face it with you
- SANE – Emotional support, information, and guidance for people affected by mental illness, their families and carers
- YoungMinds – Information on child and adolescent mental health. Services for parents and professionals
- NSPCC – Children’s charity dedicated to ending child abuse and child cruelty
- Refuge – Advice on dealing with domestic violence
- Alcoholics Anonymus – Support and advice for people with Alcoholism and Problem Drinking
- National Gambling Helpline – Free, confidential help for anyone who is worried about their or someone else’s gambling
- Narcotics Anonymus – Fellowship or society of men and women for whom drugs had become a major problem
- Alzheimer’s Society – Information and support on dementia, including factsheets and helplines
- Cruse Bereavement Care – Support to help you deal with bereavement and grief
- Rape Crisis – Specialist support and services for victims and survivors of sexual violence
- Victim Support – Free and confidential support to help you move beyond the impact of crime
- Mencap – Valuing and supporting people with a learning disability, and their families and carers
- Family Lives – Advice on all aspects of parenting, including dealing with bullying
Are you concerned about an elderly person who is self-isolating on their own?
A MESSAGE FROM WARWICKSHIRE COUNTY COUNCIL – If you have concerns about unsupported elderly residents with care and support needs who have to self-isolate because of Corona Virus, please contact the Customer Service Centre on 01926 410410 to make them aware.
Warwickshire County Council also wants to hear from residents who have concerns about homeless people in relation to Corona Virus, these cases can also be reported to them on 01926 410410 or your local District or Borough Council.