Mental Health Awareness Week – Useful Links

It’s Mental Health Awareness Week – feel free to share this image to show your support and keep the conversation going.  Not all wounds are visible – it’s ok to say you’re not ok.

For tips on managing anxiety during COVID-19, and beyond, click here.  There is also an article about grief, loss and COVID-19 here.

If you’re worried about your physical or mental health, speak to your doctor as soon as possible. If you are in need of urgent medical assistance in the U.K. please call 999, or 111 if you’re concerned for you’re well-being.

This page contains some links for the U.K. which may be useful; if you’re outside of the U.K. you may find equivalents in your area. This is not an exhaustive list, and a link doesn’t mean we endorse the content, just that you may find it useful:

If you’re worried about your physical or mental health, speak to your doctor as soon as possible. If you are in need of urgent medical assistance please call 999, or 111 if you’re concerned for you’re well-being.

This page contains some links for the U.K. which may be useful; if you’re outside of the U.K. you may find equivalents in your area. This is not an exhaustive list, and a link doesn’t mean we endorse the content, just that you may find it useful:

If you’re struggling with your mental health, and need someone to talk to, remember Samaritans: are available 24/7 on 116 123 – http://Samaritans.org

How to help someone you’re worried about – article

Victim Services during Coronavirus

Domestic Abuse: Government Guidance During Coronavirus

Safety advice for survivors of domestic abuse during COVID-19 (Womens Aid)> https://www.womensaid.org.uk/covid-19-coronavirus-safety-advice-for-survivors/

Talking to Young People about Coronavirus via Young Minds > https://youngminds.org.uk/find-help/looking-after-yourself/coronavirus-and-mental-health/

Trouble Accessing Your GP

Healthwatch

Visiting the doctor in difficult times (article)

For latest public information on COVID-19 click here  For help with anxiety connected to hand hygiene click here (NHS page on OCD)

Mental Health

If you’re worried about a young person:

Papyrus: (preventing suicide in young people) 0800 068 41 41 https://www.papyrus-uk.org/help-advice

Young Minds: https://youngminds.org.uk/find-help/looking-after-yourself/

Powher provide an advocacy service particularly around mental health and work.

Help for those who recognise the symptoms of obsessive compulsive disorder.  Contains a perinatal OCD information leaflet. http://www.ocdaction.org.uk

Combat Stress (UK Veterans Mental Health Charity): http://combatstress.org.uk 0800 138 1619

Mind information leaflets on different types of mental health condition: http://mind.org.uk

Heads Together’s Tips for Talking: http://headstogether.org.uk/tipsfortalking

“Finding the words to ask for help” video by Mind

Autism Awareness

Eating Disorders – Beat Eating Disorders

Seasonal Affective Disorder – Mind Leaflet

Pregnancy Mental Health

Maternity Action is a UK charity committed to improving the health and well-being of pregnant women, partners and young children. www.maternityaction.org.uk

Refuge – Information about Pregnancy and Domestic Abuse http://www.refuge.org.uk/get-help-now/what-is-domestic-violence/domestic-violence-and-pregnancy

Talk Mum – A community for Mums and Mums to Be

Elaine Hanzak is a speaker and author of two books around post-natal depression.

Raising awareness of post-natal depression The Joanne (Joe) Bingley Memorial Foundation

Tommy’s Premature Baby Charity Tommy’s

Frequently Asked Questions: https://pregnancymentalhealth.net/frequently-asked-questions/

NHS Choices – pregnancy and mental health: http://www.nhs.uk/Conditions/pregnancy-and-baby/pages/mental-health-problems-pregnant.aspx

NHS Choices – post-natal depression: http://www.nhs.uk/Conditions/Postnataldepression/Pages/Introduction.aspx

Mind information leaflet: http://www.mind.org.uk/information-support/types-of-mental-health-problems/postnatal-depression-and-perinatal-mental-health/

Calm Zone (specifically for men): https://www.thecalmzone.net/help/get-help/

https://pregnancymentalhealth.net/2016/10/21/ante-natal-and-post-natal-depression-and-anxiety-in-men/

Financial or Legal

Citizens Advice

Bereavement

Cruse Bereavement Care

National Bereavement Service includes guides on Registering a Death and Coroner’s Inquests

Chums (for children)

Dying Matters

Milton Keynes Bereavement Service

Child Bereavement UK

SOBS (for those bereaved by suicide)

Stillbirth and Neonatal Death Society

Miscarriage Association

National Homicide Service (Bereaved Families affected by Homicide)

21 Things You Might Need to Do When Someone Dies (UK Care Guide)

Domestic Abuse

Refuge

Mankind Initiative

Survivors of Rape and Sexual Assault

Rape Crisis U.K.

Survivors U.K. – Male Rape and Abuse

Male Survivors Helpline

Relationship counselling

 www.relate.org.uk

Videos

“Be in your mate’s corner” video by Time to Change is here:

Responding with empathy: https://helpingyousparkle.com/2017/10/25/making-space-to-talk-responding-with-empathy-when-someones-struggling/

This is not an exhaustive list. Remember, always speak to your doctor or midwife, if you have concerns about your mental or physical health. Links to sites or services doesn’t mean we endorse their content, just that the information may be of interest.

About Delphi Ellis

Qualified Counsellor, Mental Health and Well-Being Trainer, and Mindfulness Practitioner. Creator of Monday Mojo™. Talks 'Lady Business', raising awareness of factors which predominantly affect Women's Mental Health like pregnancy and domestic abuse. Helping to improve the global conversation, and bring an end to stigma and shaming. Dream Explorer as seen on the telly. Avid tea drinker.

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