Mental Health and Wellbeing

Looking after your Mental Health

The pandemic is forcing us all to live and work in different ways, and this places increased pressure on our Mental Wellbeing. The following is aimed at sign posting you to help and support if you or someone you know is struggling at the present time.

 Self help

 There are various helpful websites a selection of some of the best are:

 For tips to promote mental wellbeing whilst at home

 Mental Wellbeing While Staying At Home | Every Mind Matters …www.nhs.uk › oneyou › coronavirus-covid-19-staying-at-home-tips

 For tips on getting good sleep

 Sleep Hygiene Tips – Headspacewww.headspace.com › sleep › sleep-hygiene

 For tips with managing feelings of anxiety

 Self-care for anxiety | Mind, the mental health charity – help for …www.mind.org.uk › information-support › anxiety-and-panic-attacks

 For advice about alcohol consumption during lockdown

 Get help now | Alcohol Change UKalcoholchange.org.uk › Help and support

 For advice regarding domestic abuse

 Covid-19/Coronavirus: Safety advice for survivors – Womens Aidwww.womensaid.org.uk › covid-19-coronavirus-safety-advice-for-sur…

 

Support available includes:

 Your GP Surgery– the NHS remains open for business as usual …please phone your GP practice to arrange an appointment (this may be conducted over the phone)

Locally in Lincolnshire If you’re feeling low, anxious or stressed and you think that talking to another person may help you cope you can call the new mental health helpline in Lincolnshire which is open 24/7.

Mental Health Helpline :Telephone: 0800 001 4331(open 24/7)

Local help in a mental health crisis If you already use Lincolnshire Partnership NHS Trust mental health services, or care for someone who does, during office hours your first point of contact should be the person that you/they usually see (a care coordinator, or named lead professional). Their contact details, details of the care team are contained in your care plan. If you don’t have these, you can contact our Single Point of Access Team on 0303 123 4000 to help you get in touch.

 

People to listen:

Samaritans – for a listening ear call 116 123 (free phone)

 Relate – offer couple counselling (in most cases there will be a wait to be seen, but you might want to register for Relate | The relationship peoplewww.relate.org.uk

 

Bereavement support

The Cruse Bereavement Care Freephone National Helpline is staffed by trained bereavement volunteers, who offer emotional support to anyone affected by bereavement.

The number is 0808 808 1677

You can also email helpline@cruse.org.uk

The helpline is open Monday-Friday 9.30-5pm (excluding bank holidays), with extended hours on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday evenings, when they’re open until 8pm.