Mental health and wellbeing
Looking after your mental health and wellbeing during coronavirus (COVID-19) booklet
This great new resource contains a variety of information such as local immediate support and online resources for managing wellbeing during the Coronavirus pandemic. It includes top tips for self-isolation, a children’s 14 day coronavirus challenge and helping to manage coronavirus anxiety.
Local mental health and wellbeing support directory
New - Sources of local mental health and wellbeing support booklet
This new resource contains lots of useful local and national contacts to support mental health and wellbeing including; Supported employment, support for people with health and social care needs, support for sexual abuse, support for family and unpaid carers and support for children and young people.
Download the local mental health and wellbeing support booklet
Useful web links
- Every Mind Matters: https://www.nhs.uk/oneyou/every-mind-matters/
also includes a handy '10 tips to help if you are worried about coronavirus' resource
- NHS: recommended national mental health helplines https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/stress-anxiety-depression/mental-health-helplines/
- GOV.UK: Guidance for the public - https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/covid-19-guidance-for-the-public-on-mental-health-and-wellbeing
- Mind: https://www.mind.org.uk/information-support/coronavirus-and-your-wellbeing/
24 hour help and support
- Samaritans: Call 116 123
- Midlands Partnership Foundation Trust: https://www.mpft.nhs.uk/emergency-help
24/7 urgent NHS mental health service providing telephone support, advice and triage.
If you live in Shropshire and Telford & Wrekin call: 0300 124 0365
Services for people at risk of, or experiencing a mental health crisis
- Calmer Café by Shropshire MIND: www.shropshiremind.org Telephone: 01743 368647, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Open in Shrewsbury Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday from 1800hrs until 2200hrs - people must telephone to indicate they are going to attend, to keep numbers to a safe level. The Calmer Café is a drop-in service specifically designed for people at imminent risk of a mental health crisis, who need a safe place to talk, receive support and make a safety plan. Please telephone in advance to ensure appropriate social distancing measures can be adhered.
- Shropshire Sanctuary: Open every evening and night to provide person centred listening and support people in de-escalating their mental health crisis. Monday to Thursday 1700hrs till 0900hrs, Friday 0900hrs till 1100hrs, Saturday 1500hrs till 1100hrs, Sunday 1500hrs till 0900hrs
To access the Shropshire Sanctuary Crisis support you will need to telephone the access team on 0300 124 0365 to be referred. If you have any difficulty, call 01743 368647.
Email email@example.com for any update on service.
Sources of information for parents, carers, children and young people
- Healios, ThinkNinja app: Empowering children and young people to build resilience, manage their emotional health and to fulfil their potential - https://www.healios.org.uk/services/thinkninja1
- Young Minds: Leading mental health charity, Young Minds, has issued advice to young people and parents on how to look after their mental health during the coronavirus pandemic - https://youngminds.org.uk/about-us/media-centre/press-releases/youngminds-publishes-advice-for-young-people-and-parents-on-mental-health-impact-of-coronavirus/
- Bee U: The emotional health and wellbeing service for people, up to the age of 25, living in Shropshire and Telford & Wrekin. Support is still available during the coronavirus pandemic. Please click here to find out more. https://camhs.mpft.nhs.uk/beeu
- Young Minds parent helpline: Free, confidential online and telephone support including information and advice to any adult worried about the emotional problems, behaviour or mental health of a child or young person up to the age of 25. Telephone: 0808 8025544 (Parents Hotline) Open 9.30 to 4pm.
- GOV.UK: Guidance for parents and carers on supporting Children and Young People’s mental health, including an easy read guide for looking after your feelings and your body - https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/covid-19-guidance-on-supporting-children-and-young-peoples-mental-health-and-wellbeing
- Information for supporting Young People's Mental Health During Periods of Disruption: https://www.annafreud.org/what-we-do/anna-freud-learning-network/coronavirus/
- Covibook - An interactive resource designed to support and reassure children aged 7 and under during the pandemic. https://www.mindheart.co/descargables
- Childline: A listening and support emotional health and wellbeing service for children and young people under 25: Call 0800 1111.
- Hope Again: The youth website of Cruse Bereavement Care. It is a safe place where you can learn from other young people, how to cope with grief, and feel less alone - https://www.hopeagain.org.uk/
Listening ear, emotional wellbeing and community support
Shropshire Mind: www.shropshiremind.org Telephone: 01743 368647, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Daytime service Monday to Friday 0900 till 1700hrs, Saturday and Sunday 1100hrs till 1500hrs. Outreach support is available Monday to Friday 0900hrs till 1700hrs.
Qube – Community Creative Care: https://qube-oca.org.uk Telephone: 01691 656882 Email: email@example.com
Oswestry based charity serving the needs of the local community. Support available with; Shopping and delivery, coordination of transport to medical appointments, telephone befriending, arts resources for things for people to do at home.
The Hive: https://www.hiveonline.org.uk/hive-hug
The Hive has a new campaign #HiveHug, to provide online creative content and activities to people during the covid-19 pandemic. #HiveHug features music sessions, illustration exercises, photography courses, creative writing workshops and much more.