Coronavirus (COVID-19) and Mental Health

Coronavirus and Mental Health

Please click on the following links for the latest Coronavirus advice and guidelines:

The Latest NHS Information and Advice

The latest Government Guidelines and National Lockdown Rules

Symptoms of Coronavirus and What to Do If you Have Symptoms

Access the NHS 111 coronavirus system

Coronavirus and Mental Health

We know that the thought of the coronavirus can cause greater anxiety and worry for people with existing mental health problems. If you have any worries then you can speak to Mind or Mental Health Matters on the helplines below:

Mental Health Matters: 0800 107 0160
Mind Infoline: 0300 123 3393
Email Mind: info@mind.org.uk
Text Mind: 86463

If you have to self-isolate, then you may be concerned about loneliness and depression. Mind have some more information which may help you, including information on mindfulness and how it could help.

Additionally, you could take a look at our Wellbeing Activities Calendar. We offer Coping with Life workshops aimed to help you help yourself.

About depression
About loneliness
About panic attacks
About physical health and mental health
About Mindfulness

Helpline Numbers:

Mental Health Matters: available 24/7. Call 0800 107 0160

Shout: available 24/7. Text 85258.

Samaritans: available 24/7. Call free from any phone on 116 123.

The CALMzone (Campaign Against Living Miserably): Phone: 0800 58 58 58, 5pm–midnight, 365 days a year or webchat 5pm–midnight, 365 days a year.

Helpline Numbers for children & young people:

Text the YoungMinds Crisis Messenger, for free 24/7 support across the UK if you are experiencing a mental health crisis. If you need urgent help text YM to 85258.

Kooth.com is for young people 10-16 years to get advice, information and chat to a qualified counsellor

Chathealth – confidential texting service for young people aged 11-19 years. Text Chat Health about any concerns or health issues on 07520 618850.

For Families:

  • Public Health England guidance for parents and carers on supporting children and young people’s mental health and wellbeing.