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Coronavirus support: Looking after our mental health

This is a worrying and unsettling time for us all – so it’s not surprising many of us will be feeling it taking a toll on our mental health.

Always remember, it’s OK to not be OK –  help, information and support available

Below are links to organisations that can help and support you. There’s a range of information and tools from online audio guides, downloadable apps, youtube videos, websites and support helplines.

Take care of yourselves and if you think there is anything we can do to help you, please give us a call on 0800 085 7843 and we will do our best to help.

#Stay safe #stay home #be kind

Valleys Steps

Valleys Steps 

(Check out their facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/valleyssteps/

Valleys Steps is a wellbeing charity based in Abercynon, established to help people help themselves.

They are hoping to start some online courses soon – check out their facebook page for more information. They also have self-help information and online audio guides & downloads available on their website, together with information on stress. They also have some videos on their Youtube channel.

  • Audio guides and recommended downloadable apps

http://www.valleyssteps.org/resources/downloads/

 

  • Common signs of stress

http://www.valleyssteps.org/resources/self-help-information/

 

  • Valleys Steps – Youtube channel

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCtrkLJ0PTiECFEVk8giFA0A

MIND

MIND

Mind have lots of information on their website which is to focused on your wellbeing:

https://www.mind.org.uk/information-support/coronavirus/coronavirus-and-your-wellbeing/

https://www.mind.org.uk/coronavirus-we-are-here-for-you/

 

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NHS

NHS

The NHS website has some great information about looking after your mental wellbeing while staying at home

https://www.nhs.uk/oneyou/every-mind-matters/coronavirus-covid-19-staying-at-home-tips/

Mental Health Foundation

Mental Health Foundation

Check out their facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pg/mentalhealthfoundation/posts/?ref=page_internal

 

They also have some information on their website about looking after your mental health during this time.

https://www.mentalhealth.org.uk/publications/looking-after-your-mental-health-during-coronavirus-outbreak

The Samaritans

The Samaritans

Check out their facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/pg/samaritanscharity/posts/?ref=page_internal

Remember, you can call them for free on 116 123 – they’re available 24 hours a day 365 days a year.

They also have some information available on their website and their youtube channel:

Website:
https://www.samaritans.org/how-we-can-help/support-and-information/if-youre-having-difficult-time/if-youre-worried-about-your-mental-health-during-coronavirus-outbreak/

Youtube:
https://www.youtube.com/user/samaritans

 

 

 

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