***Derbyshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust have launched a mental health helpline, open 9am-midnight 7 days a week for anyone suffering with their mental health during the Coronavirus Crisis, including those who normally have access to Mental Health Services that have been affected by the current situation: 0300 790 0596***
If you are in Crisis, please call Samaritans on 116123, or text SHOUT to 85258. In a life-threatening mental health-emergency dial 999.
USEFUL WEBSITES RELATING TO MENTAL HEALTH
The following websites provide useful information and support for mental health problems:
|Every Mind Matters|
A wealth of advice and support from the NHS on low mood, anxiety, stress and sleep problems.
|Big White Wall|
An annonymous community where members support each other, with 24/7 support from mental health workers.
Child Bereavement UK
Help and support for families who have a child that has died or is dying, or when a child is facing bereavement.
|Everything you need to know about mental health issues including information on conditions and treatment options|
|24hr support for any problems you are having, big or small|
SELF REFERRAL FOR COUNCELLING
Did you know that if your mental health is suffering you can now self-refer for counselling without having to see the GP. Waiting times can vary, so it is worth investigating the options available before selecting which provider to choose:
MENTAL HEALTH SELF-HELP TECHNIQUES
The Northumberland, Tyne & Wear NHS Trust provide a useful library of self-help booklets on a range of mental health issues. The guides can be downloaded from the link NTW Self-help. You can also download a free app via the same site or from your app store which gives you ready access on a smartphone or tablet. The guides are meant as an introduction to self-help techniques and are not intended to replace the advice or support of a health professional. Topics covered include:
Alcohol and you
Depression and low mood
Depression and low mood: A guide for partners
Food for thought
Hearing voices and disturbing beliefs
Obsessions and compulsions
Post Traumatic Stress
Post Natal Depression