Covid Support

Chronic Long Covid provides signposting for all visitors and members. You are never alone and this syndrome can leads to all sorts of issues for both patient, immediate and extended family. Helplines you can call are provided here and links to each charity site provided below.

The Samaritans

The Samaritans is an urgent telephone line for those in need or urgent help including suicide prevention.

Telephone: 116 123

MIND Mental Health Charity

For the MIND Info Service, please Telephone: 0300 123 3393

For the MIND legal advice line inc employment law (Free and confidential), Please telephone: 0300 466 6463

The Red Cross

For the Red Cross Coronavirus Support (Free and confidential); open 10am till 6pm daily. Please telephone: 0808 196 3651

  • Financial help with rent, bills etc -Support to help you live independently after hospital/at home
  • Missing Family
  • Mobility aids, wheelchair hire and local places where you can borrow or rent equipment like commodes if you’re experiencing long tail incontinence.
  • They will advise you on local representatives who can help you get support with regards to children.
  • They can also advice for dealing with loneliness, home schooling and activities for young children

Rethink Advice and Information Service

9am – 4.30pm, Monday to Friday offering practical help and advice on a whole host of topics surrounding mental health and mental illness.

Phone: 0300 5000 927
Email: advice@rethink.org
Letter: address on website https://www.rethink.org/
Webchat: on the www.rethink.org website between 10am – 1pm, Monday to Friday.

Rethink Mental Illness Covid-19 Information Hub

Covid-19 specific advice and info written by their team at the above service. Their free and downloadable factsheets on a whole range of topics.

Mental Health UK Covid-19 Information Hub

Covid-19 specific advice and info on the website of their UK-wide charity, with some similar articles to above but also includes ones from other nations and their Bloom programme too (resilience programme for 14-18 year olds).

https://mentalhealth-uk.org/coronavirus-information-support/

Mental Health and Money Advice

This is the UK-wide service we have created that has expertise and focus on both money and mental health problems.

Clic UK

This is Mental Health UK’s online community, there for everyone’s mental health. It is free for anyone over the age of 18 to sign up and become a member. There is a live chat where people can talk to peers openly and safely, and there is an info hub too. Their moderators are online 24/7 in case anyone is in need of emergency support. Support in Mind Scotland National Information Service – our partner charity in Scotland’s info line.

https://clic-uk.org/

NHS Every Mind Matters

The NHS website which goes through some cognitive behavioural techniques to help with stress, depression and anxiety.

Breathing exercises

NHS website gives details of breathing techniques to help with stress and anxiety

https://www.nhs.uk/oneyou/every-mind-matters/

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