People with existing mental health needs
If you already live with a mental health problem, you may now find yourself without the support or routine you usually have access to. On the other hand, you may be very familiar with the impact of stress on your mind and body, and have some strategies for coping. You may already have a care plan or a plan to keep yourself safe when your mental health is worse.
When we are under severe stress it is often hard to remember how to help ourselves – so if you have a plan, keep it somewhere you can see it – and if you don’t, now is a good time to make one.If you are struggling with your mental health and need to talk, contact Support at the Cavern on 01452 307201 from 6 pm to 11 pm, 7 days a week. People are now able to physically access support during the evening although there are limited numbers allowed on the premises at any one time.
Follow these links for advice on looking after yourself during the current situation:
- Guide to Living with Worry and Uncertainty in Global Crisis (PDF)
For a list of National helplines - https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/stress-anxiety-depression/mental-health-helplines/