It is mental health week and recent factors, the spread of infection and deaths because of the Covid-19 pandemic, have contributed to many more people struggling with their mental well-being.
We have gathered information on a few helplines and apps to aid the community to improve mental health.
116 123 or can visit their website for more information.
Provide help through their website directed towards both the impact of Coronavirus and general well-being.
The Mental Health Foundation :
Addresses the what’s and how’s of mental health and methods to help if someone is going through mental health problems, on their website.
Papyrus’s Hopeline UK, crisis support for under 35s :
0800 068 41 41 the line is open from 9am to 10pm on weekdays and 2pm to 10pm on weekends. Text 07786 209697 or visit the website.
The Campaign Against Living Miserably (CALM), Helps those who are down or have hit a wall: 0800 58 58 58 the line is open from 5pm to midnight. Free, anonymous webchat with trained staff or visit the CALM website.
This app helps you manage negative thoughts and look at problems differently.
Allows users to create music to express how they feel.
Is an app directed at managing emotions in a more positive way aimed particularly at reducing urges to self-harm
Provides breathing techniques to help you relax more, worry less and feel better.
Is an online community for people who are anxious, stressed or feeling low.
The NHS has more apps that can help with mental health here.