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Mental Health and wellbeing resource links

15 August 2020

Mental Health and wellbeing resource links

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We are aware that the pandemic has impacted hugely on the mental health and wellbeing of our members, so have put together a list of organisations that we hope may be of some use to you over the coming weeks and months.

NHS 
Everything from addictions (drugs, alcohol, gambling etc) to anxiety, depression, sleep and tiredness)
Website: https://www.nhs.uk/live-well/ 

Heads Together
Website: https://www.headstogether.org.uk/ 

Heads Up
Website: https://www.headstogether.org.uk/heads-up/ 

SHOUT
Website: https://www.giveusashout.org/get-help/    
For support in a crisis text SHOUT 85258 and chat by text 24/7 support

The Mix (Essential support for under 25’s)
Website: https://www.themix.org.uk/ 
Text: THEMIX to 85258 24/7 crisis messenger text service 
Tel: 0808 808 4994

MIND
Website: https://www.mind.org.uk/ 
Info line: 0300 123 3393 information and signposting service
Text: 86463 
Email: info@mind.org.uk    

Legal line 0300 466 6463 General advice on mental health related law and legal information
Email: legal@mind.org.uk

Best Beginnings (Supporting the mental health of pregnant women and new mothers)
Website: https://www.bestbeginnings.org.uk/ 
Tel: 020 7443 7895
Email: info@bestbeginnings.org.uk

Anna Freud National centre for children and families
Website: https://www.annafreud.org/ 
Tel: 020 7794 2313
Email: info@annafreud.org  

Young Minds
Website: https://youngminds.org.uk/?
Tel: 0808 802 5544 (free for mobiles and landlines)
Young Minds a confidential helpline for parents worried about the mental health of a child or young person.

Mental health in the workplace
Website: https://www.mentalhealthatwork.org.uk/
Resources, articles, stories and toolkits . Also support for front line workers
Email: mentalhealthatwork@mind.org.uk

CALM support for men    

Website: https://www.thecalmzone.net/ 
Tel 0800 58 58 58 open 5pm - midnight, webchat also available  

Alcoholics Anonymous
Website: https://www.alcoholics-anonymous.org.uk/ 
Helpline: 0800 9177650
Email: help@aamail.org 

Samaritans    
Website: https://www.samaritans.org/ 
Tel 116 123 for free available 24/7
Email: jo@samaritans.org

Anxiety UK
Website: https://www.anxietyuk.org.uk/ 
Tel: 03444 775 774   live chat also available 
Email: help@anxietyuk.org.uk
Text: 07537 416905 

British Red Cross
Free mental health and wellbeing training course (30 minute online course) https://www.redcrossfirstaidtraining.co.uk/mental-health-and-coronavirus-online-training-course 

Women's Aid
Website: https://www.womensaid.org.uk/information-support/ (includes online chat)
Email: helpline@womensaid.org.uk 
If you think you might be in danger, call the police immediately on 999.

Refuge
The freephone, 24-hour National Domestic Abuse Helpline on 0808 2000 247.

Citizens Advice
Website: https://www.citizensadvice.org.uk/  
Adviceline (England): 03444 111 444
Advicelink (Wales): 03444 77 20 20
Textphone: 18001 03444 111 445

A network of 316 independent charities throughout the United Kingdom that give free, confidential information and advice to assist people with money, legal, consumer and other problems.

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