Mental Health During COVID-19

Dear Patients,

We are all facing an unprecedented and challenging time with the Covid 19 pandemic and we recognise that a lot of people’s mental well-being has been affected.

It is perfectly okay to not feel okay but please remember there are a lot of offers for support should you need it.

If you’d like to try a mental health self-help app please visit the NHS Apps Library and search Mental Health. Here, you will find a range of free NHS recommended self-help apps: www.nhs.uk/apps-library/

For 24/7 text support from crisis volunteers, text Shout to 85258 OR call the Samaritans’ 24-hour support service tel: 116 123.

Take care of yourselves and each other.

Dr P Vasdev (GP and Mental Health Lead, Lister House Surgery)

Children & Young People

YoungMinds: Supporting children and young people and their parents/carers with their mental health and wellbeing. Specific advice on managing self-isolation and anxiety about coronavirus. https://youngminds.org.uk

Safe Speak: A counselling service for young people aged 9 – 19 years old. 0800 0935 264 / 01332 349301

Papyrus: Preventing young people from taking their own lives. 0800 068 41 41 (Mon-Fri 10am-5pm, 7pm-10pm, Sat-Sun 2pm-5pm)

Helping children cope with stress

Coping with stress

Mindfulness

Please click here to view a document guide on Mindfulness, written by Lister House GP & Mental Health Lead for the practice, Dr Puja Vasdev

MIND: Mental Health Support with specific advice on ‘Coronavirus and your wellbeing’. www.mind.org.uk

Stay Active

Please click here to view a guide on how you can stay active at home during the coronavirus outbreak.