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‘The coronavirus (COVID19) outbreak is going to have an impact on everyone’s daily lives, as the government and the NHS take necessary steps to manage the outbreak, reduce transmission and treat those who need medical attention.  


It may be difficult, but by following guidance on social distancing, or staying at home, you are helping to protect yourself, your family, the NHS and your community.  During this time, you may be bored, frustrated or lonely.  You may also feel low, worried, anxious, or be concerned about your health or that of those close to you.  Everyone reacts differently to events and changes in the way that we think, feel and behave vary between different people and over time.  It’s important that you take care of your mind as well as your body and to get further support if you need it.’ (Government, 2020)


Guidance is available at:



The Hub of Hope https://hubofhope.co.uk/  

‘The Hub of Hope’ is a mental health database bringing grassroots and national mental health services together in one place.  Using the location of web browser or mobile devices, the cloud-based web application allows anyone, anywhere to find the nearest source of support for any mental health issue, as well as providing a ‘talk now’ button connecting users directly to the Samaritans.  It is currently the biggest and most comprehensive resource of its kind, with more than 1,200 validated support networks already registered.


Mind https://www.mind.org.uk/ (0300 123 3393)  

A mental health charity, whose aim is that no one has to face a mental health problem alone.


Samaritans https://www.samaritans.org/ (116 123)  

Operate a 24-hour service available every day of the year.  You can also email Samaritans at jo@samaritans.org


Silver Line  https://www.thesilverline.org.uk/ (0800 4 70 80 90)  

A free confidential telephone helpline offering information, friendship and  advice to older people in the United Kingdom, available 24 hours a day


Students against depression https://www.studentsagainstdepression.org/ (01635 869754)


Childline  (0800 1111) runs a helpline for children and young people in the UK.  Calls are free and the number won't show up on your phone bill.

Support for mental health

You may also feel low, worried, anxious, or be concerned about your health