This month we have been sharing information and advice about looking after your mental well-being.
Below is a range of resources that can help you when you are struggling with your mental health, that can provide advice and support.
When you start to have aches and pains, you might go to the NHS website to find out what is causing and it and what the next steps are to feeling better; this should be the same for your mental health too. There is a lot of informative and easy to read advice on the NHS website about various mental health issues, including a quiz to help you self-assess your current emotions and a variety of guides on mindfulness, exercises and raising your self-esteem.
Mind is the UK’s leading mental health charity, providing advice and support to anyone experiencing a mental health problem. The website has a range of guides, helplines and stories to help anyone who is struggling.
Visit – www.mind.org.uk
Infoline: 0300 123 3393
The charity has also launched an online community for people to connect with others and to share their experiences. Side by Side, previously known as Elefriends, provides an opportunity to safely share stories and receive and give advice.
Side by Side – https://sidebyside.mind.org.uk/
The Silver Line
The Silver Line provides a confidential helpline to older people in the UK who are feeling lonely. The team of volunteers match older people with someone they share similar interests to enjoy a phone conversation.
Visit – www.thesilverline.org.uk
Helpline – 0800 470 8090
In urgent cases, Samaritans are always available to help. The volunteers provide non-judgmental support for those in crisis, 24/7.
Visit – www.samaritans.org
Helpline – 116 123
The self-help app helps to provide techniques for coping with things that are troubling you with interactive features. The app helps you to make a plan to stay safe in a crisis and keep track of your mood.
The Headspace mobile app and website provides a selection of guided mindfulness exercises to help ease stressful moments. Whether you are feeling overwhelmed, anxious or struggling to sleep, Headspace has a peaceful audio guide to help. The app can be used in times of stress, with guides ranging from 3-minute exercises, to hour-long playlists to help you stay focused or fall to sleep.
Visit – https://www.headspace.com/
Heritage Healthcare continues to deliver essential care and support services to clients within their own homes. Our highly-trained care team are on hand to provide companionship and be a trusted person to talk to during times of stress and anxiety.