Mental Health Foundation has some excellent resources such as “How to look after your mental health during the Coronavirus outbreak” and also lots of general information about mental health.
Are you struggling now?
Take a quiz If you are feeling anxious, low, stressed or having trouble sleeping “Good Thinking” has five assessments for you to choose from. An assessment takes 20 minutes and will provide you with a diagnosis, helpful resources and if necessary, relevant treatment options. The questions will assess you on a range of topics relating to your lifestyle and general health. You can watch their introductory video and find out more what they have on offer for Londoners for free.
There is lots of local help available:
1 ) Hounslow IAPT service. You can SELF REFER for different talking or online therapies by completing an easy online form, or just look through their excellent resources or list of helpful apps and other recommended sites.
2) Hounslow Wellbeing Network offers a variety of support. See their eight week calm & relax course details, all you need is a a quiet comfy spot and phone. They’ve also compiled an excellent list local services to help manage all sorts of things during the Covid-19 pandemic. You can call them between 10am and 4pm Monday to Friday on 07710 760687 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
3) Anchor Counselling Service also accept self referrals, currently with virtually no waiting time. You can email them www.anchorcounselling.org or phone 020 8867 7660.
Many people are finding the pandemic very difficult and are experiencing anxiety, sleep problems or low mood for the first time.
You may phone to arrange to speak to a GP, or try our brand new E-Consultation service which will allow you to explain how you are feeling in your own time. Once submitted, we can then speak about it further.
Home page can be used to find information and submit a consultation on any health concerns, or you could click on one of these links, if your problem fits one, anxiety, low mood/depression, panic attacks or sleeping problems.
OTHER USEFUL LINKS:
Baby Buddy. Advice and mental help support if you are pregnant or have a baby, including a crisis text messaging service.
Lots more NHS suggested websites. There is something for everyone.
ARE FEELING IN CRISIS AND NEED URGENT SUPPORT?
There are lots of services available to help you. You never need to feel alone. Help is at the end of a phone line or email or text service.
- West London Crisis line on: 0300 123 4244
- “Give Us A Shout” offers a 24/7 texting service. Just Text 85258 Call or email The Samaritans : 08457 90 90 90 or email email@example.com
The Samaritans offers telephone emotional support and befriending in complete confidence. Available 24 hours a day.
- Call the SANE Mental Health helpline: 0845 767 8000The Mental Health helpline offers emotional support and information to those experiencing mental health difficulties, their families and carers. Available 4.30pm-10.30pm 7 days per week.
- Call the NHS 111 service: 111 (free from a landline or mobile) or attend A&E.
- If you are worried about the safety of a child call the NSPCC helpline : 0808 800 5000
- National Domestic Violence helpline: 0808 2000 247Local information/contacts if you are worried about domestic abuse whilst self-isolating with a partner or family member? The NHS website has advice on spotting the signs for domestic abuse and domestic violence and where to go for help.