Cheshire and Merseyside Resilience Hub (support for NHS staff)
The Resilience Hub aims to help NHS staff find information and psychological support for themselves, during the COVID-19 pandemic. The site includes links, videos and downloads to help staff manage the impact of different situations relating to COVID-19. There are pages aimed at individual NHS workers, as well and pages for leaders and managers.
Visit the Hub’s website
Every Mind Matters
This site has a section on COVID-19 and mental wellbeing. It offers self-help tips, for managing loneliness, worry about COVID-19 and working from home. There are also suggestions for getting a better night's sleep. The site includes links to resources and national support services, to help you look after your mental wellbeing.
Visit Every Mind Matters' website
Kind to Your Mind
The Kind to Your Mind campaign website was developed to help us look after our mental wellbeing during the COVID-19 pandemic. The campaign encourages us to:
- Take care of our mental wellbeing, as well as our physical health.
- Use the free wellbeing resources on the ALMA website. There are resources for both physical and mental wellbeing, such as online CBT courses and recommended apps.
- Ask for support if we're struggling. To find details of mental health support services, follow the steps below:
- Click one of the blue age-related buttons above
- Then look under the dark heading "Information and Support".
For details of support services, if you need help right now, click I need urgent help.
Visit Kind to Your Mind's website
Living Life to the Full
Living Life to the Full (LLTTF) has information, advice and resources to help you look after your mental wellbeing during the COVID-19 pandemic. These include free, online courses and worksheets, based on CBT. The courses cover low mood, stress and resilience.
Visit LLTTF’s website
Mental Health at Work
This site brings together a wide range of resources relating to mental health at work. There is now a section listing guides linked to COVID-19, mental health and work. The resources include information to help organisations look after their staff and guides for employees.
Visit Mental Health at Work's website
Mental Health Foundation
This site practical has suggestions for how you can look after your mental wellbeing and support others, during the COVID-19 pandemic. The information covers people of all ages, from babies to older people. Advice is given for a range of different situations and life events, which COVID-19 could affect.
The Mental Health Foundation also has a page on mental wellbeing and work during the COVID-19 pandemic. This includes tips and suggestions for looking after yourself and your colleagues' mental wellbeing.
Visit the Mental Health Foundation's website
The mental wellbeing and COVID-19 information on Mind’s site covers a wide range of issues. These include coping with going into work, young people, your rights to social care, trauma, bereavement and grief. The site also includes links to helpful resources, national support services and government advice.
Visit Mind's website
The MindEd Coronavirus Staff Resilience Hub provides information and advice for frontline staff, working through the Covid-19 pandemic. The aim is to help staff manage their mental health and wellbeing.
The areas covered include:
- Helping each other
- Tips for managers and team leaders
- Stress and fear
- Trauma and distress
- End of life and bereavement
- Further resources for managers
Visit MindEd's website
NHS Employers (support for NHS staff)
To see the range of free health and wellbeing support available to NHS staff, visit the NHS Employers' website. The support listed on the site covers mental and physical wellbeing, financial wellbeing, domestic violence, carers and discounts.
A free helpline, run by Samaritans offers a confidential listening service to NHS staff.
Tel: 0800 069 6222 (the helpline is open between 7:00am and 11:00pm every day).
Text: FRONTLINE to 85258 (the text service is available 24/7)
Our Frontline provides one to one mental health support, to front line staff, who are working during the COVID-19 pandemic. Trained volunteers offer support 24/7, via call or text. There are separate web pages and resources for key workers in health, emergency services, education, social care and other essential services.
Visit the web pages for Our Frontline
Royal College of Psychiatrists
This site has a section on COVID-19 and support for patients and carers. The information is aimed at adults and young people who are experiencing mental health problems, also their parents and carers. The areas covered include:
- Health services
- Mental health and COVID-19
- Public Health England’s guidance
- NHS England's guidance for young people and their carers
- Support for people experiencing anxiety during the pandemic
Visit the RCPsych’s website
Samaritans' site, has several pages relating to COVID-19 and mental wellbeing. These cover:
- If you're worried about looking after yourself when self-isolating
- If you're having a difficult time
- Practical ways to help yourself cope
- If you're worried about someone else
Visit Samaritans' website
Childline has pages for children and young people, who might be anxious or worried about COVID-19. The site also has an online community, where children can get support from their peers and can find resources to help them with anything they're worried about.
Visit Childline's website
The Children' Society
This site has pages offering advice and resources to help young people look after their mental wellbeing, during the COVID-19 pandemic. The information includes difficulties that young people might be experiencing, as well as information and tips for building resilience and coping better.
Visit the Children's Society website
Mental Health Foundation
This website includes several pages focusing on children and young people's mental health, during the COVID-19 pandemic. The areas covered include:
- returning to school
- coping during COVID-19, through a baby's eyes
- parenting through the COVID-19 pandemic
- a guide for young people
- talking to your child about the COVID-19 pandemic
Visit the Mental Health Foundation’s website
This site has information and advice to help parents and carers support children and young people, through the COVID-19 pandemic.
Visit the NSPCC's website
Young Minds' site has information for parents and carers on supporting children during the COVID-19 pandemic. The site also includes advice for young people themselves.
Visit Young Minds' site
Winston's Wish is a UK charity that supports bereaved children, young people and their families following the death of a parent or sibling. Because of COVID-19, all of the charity's face-to-face services have now moved to remote or digital delivery. Support is available via a free helpline, email, Crisis Messenger and online chat. The site has information on supporting grieving children and young people during the COVID-19 outbreak.
Visit the website of Winston's Wish
Below are details of some services which can offer practical support and advice, during the COVID-19 pandemic. Details of additional services which can offer practical support can be found under the heading "Information about local and national services and support", on the adults' page and the older people's page.
NHS Volunteer Responders
This service supports people who need practical help during the COVID-19 pandemic. This could be people who are self-isolating, who are clinically vulnerable, or carers.
The support offered includes:
- Collecting and delivering food shopping and other essential items.
- Helping people with online shopping.
- Collecting and delivering prescriptions, from pharmacies.
- Regular chats by phone, for people who are isolated.
- Transport to medical appointments.
You’ll find more details on the link below, including who is eligible for support from the service and how to register.
Visit the NHS Volunteer Responders’ website
Good Neighbours offers support to people who are socially isolated, during the COVID-19 pandemic. The support volunteers can offer includes:
- Ringing you for a chat every week.
- Collecting your shopping, or prescriptions.
- Meeting you for walks.
You can contact Good Neighbours to ask for support yourself, or a professional can refer you into the service. To get support from Good Neighbours you need to:
- Live in Warrington.
- Be aged 18, or over.
- Be unable to carry out activities by yourself, due to barriers such as health, age, disability or COVID-19.
- Have no one in your support network that can help.
You can find more details on the link below. Good Neighbours is run by Warrington Voluntary Action.
Visit Good Neighbours' webpages
Warrington Wellbeing and the Safe & Well Service
This Team helps people get the information, advice and practical support they need to improve their health and wellbeing. The Team offers free, one to one support, to help people manage things like loneliness, money worries, health problems and reducing smoking.
Anyone over the age of 18 who lives or works in Warrington can self-refer into the Service. People can also refer family members and friends. Some information and advice is provided by the Team members themselves, but when specialist advice is needed Wellbeing staff will refer people on to the appropriate service. For more information visit the webpage below, or call the Warrington Wellbeing team on 01925 248460.
Visit Warrington Wellbeing's webpage
The Safe & Well Service
This service is part of Warrington Wellbeing. The Safe & Well Service supports people who are clinically extremely vulnerable and are self-isolating because of COVID-19. The Safe & Well Service gives advice and support to make sure that people have a reliable food supply and that their medication is delivered. Reassurance calls, general advice and signposting to other services can also be provided. People can self-refer, or can refer others into the Safe and Well Service. A referral form and more details about the support that the Service offers, can be found on the link below. Referrals are also accepted though Contact Warrington, call 01925 443322.
Visit WBC's coronavirus webpages