We are still here to support you, but to help us to continue to protect individuals in our care, our staff and our wider communities, and to limit the spread of COVID-19 coronavirus, we are offering more help over the phone during the coronavirus outbreak for people who need urgent mental health support.
The district helpline for people experiencing emotional distress, First Response, is still operating 24 hours a day and charities have moved safer space crisis services to telephone support.
If you’re feeling overwhelmed our top tips may help:
- Stop… take a deep breath
- Find somewhere you feel safe
- If you have a care plan or action plan that helps you know what to do when things are too much…read it and use it
- Find a trusted friend or adult who you can talk to or just be with
- Do something that makes you feel good about yourself
- Try and eat well