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 better. The site includes links to resources and national support services, to help you look after your mental wellbeing.
Visit Every Mind Matters' website
Halton and Warrington COVID Patient Advice Line
This Advice Line has been set up to answer questions you might have relating to:
- Changes to health services as a result of COVID-19.
- How to access a repeat prescription.
- What to do if you think you should be on the “shielding” list, but you haven’t been contacted.
- What you can do if you feel lonely or isolated, and don’t know where to turn.
You can contact the Patient Advice Line Monday to Friday, 9.00am to 5.00pm at email@example.com or 01925 303370. (Outside these hours there is voicemail).
Before contacting the Advice Line, please read the frequently asked questions, as they may answer your query. Please do not contact the Advice Line about symptoms of COVID-19, please visit the NHS 111 online Coronavirus service, or call NHS 111.
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. Follow the steps below to find details of mental health support services:
- 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. There is also a free, online course aimed at NHS and Social Care workers.
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 Helpline for NHS Staff
This free helpline offers a confidential listening service to NHS staff. Helpline volunteers provide support and advice and can signpost staff to other services. The volunteers staffing the helpline are from charities such Hospice UK, Samaritans and Shout.
Tel: 0300 131 7000 (the helpline is open between 7:00am and 11:00pm every day).
Text: FRONTLINE to 85258 (the text service is available 24/7)
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.
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
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
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