General mental wellbeing
There is a wealth of support out there if you or someone you love is struggling with their mental wellbeing. We have tried to highlight some of these resources and will be adding to them over time so please check back regularly.
The NHS is here to support your mental health during the coronavirus pandemic, as well as your physical health. If you have particular worries related to the Covid-19 situation Every Mind Matters can help. Click HERE for more information.
For more general advice from Every Mind Matters on how to look after your mental wellbeing, stay connected, reframe your thoughts, click HERE.
National guidance on supporting good mental during the Covid-19 outbreak can be found here:
If you’re experiencing stress and anxiety, you can get further information, including how to self-refer to psychological therapies at: www.nhs.uk/conditions/stress-anxiety-depression/
The Worry leaflet can also be a great resource. You can find a printable version here.
Helpful films for people with Learning Disabilities
If you have Learning Disabilities, or you care for someone who does, the coronavirus pandemic can be particularly confusing or worrying.
One of our mental health providers (Surrey and Borders Partnership NHS Foundation Trust) has created some short films to help understand the virus and its symptoms. They also have some simple exercises to help relax, and to cope with boredom and anxiety. Click on the image on the right to go to the videos.
Surrey Virtual Wellbeing Hub
An online resource for Surrey residents who need interactive mental health and emotion wellbeing support during the national lockdown. It can connect them to online resources and support available across Surrey. Find out more here, and access the hub here.
The Recovery College has changed the way it is working and supporting local people during the Covid-19 pandemic. For the latest information click here:
Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT)
These services provide free evidenced-based psychological therapy for stress, anxiety, low mood, depression, panic, phobias, trauma, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), and Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) to people aged 16 and over. These services can offer a range of therapies, depending on the problems you’re experiencing and how severe they are. IAPT services are available nationwide dependent on where you live and you do not need to see a GP to be referred.
To find your local IAPT provider please click HERE
If you are experiencing anxiety or panic attacks, have Phobias, Obsessive Compulsive Disorders or other related anxiety disorders or supporting someone who does No Panic can provide support you can click on the link above or call 0844 967 4848
The Wellbeing Service (North East Hampshire)
Run by Andover Mind, the service provides care and support to increase self-esteem, manage mental distress, and promote self-management, as well as supporting people in their recovery from serious mental health problems.
The Wellbeing Service also provides advice and information and services to help prevent the onset of mental health conditions.
Talking Therapies East Berkshire
Talking Therapies https://talkingtherapies.berkshirehealthcare.nhs.uk can offer a range of free NHS treatments by phone, online, by video call or in-person.
As well as helping you learn ways to manage your mental health and wellbeing, we can help you with the emotional impact of living with a long term condition such as cancer, diabetes, or heart disease.
East Berkshire residents can access the following support services:
- Employment advice and support – to help with work related issues and help returning to work or staying in work alongside help with the emotional impact of your situation.
- Peer support and self-management – HealthMakers offer pop-in cafes, courses and workshops to help you manage and improve your own health and wellbeing
- Wellbeing Service – for help with a range of issues including money worries, loneliness and housing problems.
Call 0300 365 2000 (8am-8pm, Mon-Thurs and 8am-5pm, Fridays) or complete the online sign-up form: https://talkingtherapies.berkshirehealthcare.nhs.uk/sign-up
Get started today
- You can get started straight away with an online CBT courses, without speaking to anyone Making Space For Healthy Minds (silvercloudhealth.com)
- Feel better prepared for whatever 2022 has to offer by signing up for a free Stress Less video course to help you spot your signs of stress and know how to manage them: Stress Less Videos | Talking Therapies Berkshire NHS (berkshirehealthcare.nhs.uk)
Help us to help you
Remember, your GP, key worker (if you have one) and NHS 111 are here for you if you need them.
Click here for more information: www.nhs.uk/mentalhealth