Mental Health Resources
Shout is the UK’s first 24/7 text service, free on all major mobile networks, for anyone in crisis anytime, anywhere.
They are providing the following free 24/7 text support services during the coronavirus crisis:
- for social care and NHS staff who are working on the frontlines fighting COVID-19. Text FRONTLINE to 85258 to talk by text with a trained crisis volunteer.
- for emergency services staff and first responders. Text BLUELIGHT to 85258 to talk by text with a trained crisis volunteer.
- for anyone who’s a key worker during the coronavirus crisis. Text KEYWORKER to 85258 to talk by text with a trained crisis volunteer.
Help for Heroes have a Field Guide to Self-Care, intended to be a useful resources for our healthcare heroes and for anyone else who may be feeling stressed and anxious during these difficult times. It is a resource of tips and tools our recovery teams deliver to veterans who have experienced traumatic events or have been affected by working in high-intensity situations.
Here is a short guide produced by Mind which explores some of the worries and difficulties that you may experience through the Coronavirus pandemic, and some ways to protect your mental health.
This is one of a range of guides available from the Mind website at https://www.mind.org.uk/information-support/coronavirus/
AnxietyUK have a comprehensive range of blogs, links, and videos on the subject of which they have themed around #Coronanxiety.
They also run an anxiety helpline which is currently active until late in the evening and over the weekends.
Young Minds have a page on Supporting Your Child During the Coronavirus Pandemic which contains tips, advice, and details of where to get support for your child’s mental health during the pandemic.