Coronavirus resources: Staying well and managing your mental health
- Government guidance: mental health and coronavirus www.gov.uk
- NHS guidance: Coronavirus and mental wellbeing www.nhs.uk
- Carers Trust: guidance and resources carers.org/guidance-on-coronavirus
- NHS list of recommended national helplines: www.nhs.uk/conditions/stress-anxiety-depression/mental-health-helplines
- 4 Mental Health Online Resources: co-funded by NHS England and designed to help anyone who is struggling now. Includes techniques to support coping and feeling calmer learn.4mentalhealth.com
- Blurt Foundation: exists to make a difference to anyone affected by depression. See their Coronavirus Helpful Hub for a range of resources
- Chat and tea: join up with other carers around the UK in the weekly cuppa sessions with Mobilise, a group of carers.
York resources and local services:
- Wellbeing calls for most vulnerable in York: York CVS is working with General Practitioners and Social Prescribing Link Workers to call vulnerable individuals in York who may need non-medical support. During the calls they will check on the wellbeing and welfare of an individual; identifying any specific needs that they may have and provide reassurance that individuals are not alone. If you would like to refer yourself or another individual, you can do so on the CVS website
- Recovery College at Tees, Esk and Wear Valleys NHS Trust: Coping during the pandemic course, covering a wide range of topics from medication to supporting children and young people.
- The Haven: Support for anyone affected by metal ill health including carers. Telephone support only, drop-in service closed until further notice. Call 07483 141 310 or email@example.com Available from 6pm-11pm every day.
- York Mind: are offering some new online and telephone services for adults, such as one to one coaching and online activities like mindfulness.
- Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT): Face to face appointments have been converted into telephone appointments. New referrals are still being accepted.
- Kyra: Individual support and some counselling is being offered via telephone.
- Converge: Regular videos, tasks, and challenges from each of the courses will allow people to get involved from home.
- IDAS: supporting anyone eaffected by domestic abuse, providing emergency refuge accommodation and support over the phone or video call.
- St Leonards Hospice: telephone support for bereaved adults and a range of online resources