Links to Help and Support for Parents

Links to websites and helpline phone numbers

MINDLINE mental health support. Emotional support helpline 01823 276 892

Due to COVID-19 MINDLINE have increased support to 9am – 11pm Monday – Friday and 8pm – 11pm Saturday and Sunday.

SANEline, offer telephone support, 0300 number which you may get charged for but should come under your telephone contract inclusive minutes

http://www.sane.org.uk/what_we_do/support/helpline/

SILVERLINE helpline for older people: 0800 4 70 80 90. Also offering advise around corona virus

Samaritans

Telephone: 116 123 (24 hours a day, free to call)

Email: [email protected]

Website: https://www.samaritans.org

Provides confidential, non-judgemental emotional support for people experiencing feelings of distress or despair, including those that could lead to suicide.

Rethink Mental Illness Advice Line

Telephone: 0300 5000 927 (9.30am – 4pm Monday to Friday)

Email: online contact form

Website: http://www.rethink.org/about-us/our-mental-health-advice

Provides expert advice and information to people with mental health problems and those who care for them, as well as giving help to health professionals, employers and staff. Rethink also runs Rethink services and groups across England.

The Mix

Telephone: 0808 808 4994 (11am-11pm, free to call)

Email: Helpline email form

Crisis Support: Text ‘THEMIX’ to 85258.Website: www.themix.org.uk/get-support The Mix provides judgement-free information and support to young people aged 13-25 on a range of issues including mental health problems. Young people can access the The Mix’s support via phone, email, webchat, peer to peer and counselling services.

SHOUT

Shout is the UK’s first 24/7 text service, free on all major mobile networks, for anyone in crisis anytime, anywhere. It’s a place to go if you’re struggling to cope and you need immediate help.

Text: 85258

Website: https://www.giveusashout.org/

Elefriends

Website: http://elefriends.org.uk/

Elefriends is a supportive online community where you can be yourself. Elefriends is run by Mind.

WEBSITES with specific links to Coronavirus

Government Advice

NHS website: https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/

Government website: https://www.gov.uk/government/topical-events/coronavirus-covid-19-uk-government-response

General Tips and Resources for Mental Health and Covid-19

Mind – Coronavirus and Your Wellbeing: https://www.mind.org.uk/information-support/coronavirus-and-your-wellbeing/

BBC News – Coronavirus: How to protect your mental health: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-51873799

General CBT based self-help: https://www.getselfhelp.co.uk/

World Health Organisation – Mental health considerations: https://www.who.int/docs/default-source/coronaviruse/mental-health-considerations.pdf

FACE COVID – How to respond effectively to the Corona crisis – by Russ Harris 

Disorder Specific Resources

Anxiety (including health anxiety): Anxiety (including health anxiety):

OCD:

https://www.ocduk.org/ocd-and-coronavirus-top-tips/

Managing Uncertainty and Worry

Uncertainty: https://www.getselfhelp.co.uk/apple2.htm

Worry: https://www.getselfhelp.co.uk/gad.htm

CBT resources

https://cedar.exeter.ac.uk/iapt/iaptinterventions/
https://www.somersettalkingtherapies.nhs.uk/resources-links/self-help-guides/

Managing Isolation

General tips: https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/mar/17/pause-reflect-and-stay-home-how-to-look-after-yourself-and-others-in-self-isolation

For older people:

https://www.campaigntoendloneliness.org/blog/what-will-coronavirus-mean-for-older-people/

Domestic Violence

Financial Concerns

Government support: https://www.gov.uk/government/news/coronavirus-support-for-employees-benefit-claimants-and-businesses

Citizens Advice: https://www.citizensadvice.org.uk/

Advice for Carers

https://www.carersuk.org/help-and-advice/health/looking-after-your-health/coronavirus-covid-19