North East Lincolnshire Council

Coronavirus (Covid-19) – Taking care of your mental wellbeing

It’s ok to feel anxious about the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak as we know it can have health, social and financial impacts on lots of us. Being worried at this time is normal and that’s why we need to be aware of our mental & physical wellbeing as well as knowing where to go for reliable information & support.

There are lot’s things we can do to help look after our mental health and wellbeing, including those of us who are working from home and/or self-isolating. Take a look at the following links for some helpful tips:

  • NHS Every Mind MattersHow to look after your mental wellbeing while staying at home and if you’re worried about coronavirus
  • MindCoronavirus and your wellbeing
  • Mental Health FoundationLooking after your mental health during the Coronavirus outbreak

Staying at home and minimising direct contact with others under guidance from the government will reduce social contact for many of us, and in some cases will mean we’re cut off from all contact for two weeks or longer. This could leave you feeling low, which is something we’d really encourage you to talk about with friends and family, via video messaging, over the phone, texting or over the garden fence. If you find yourself struggling to cope or even experiencing suicidal thoughts, you are not alone. If you are worried about looking after yourself during this time the following help lines are available:

Adults

  • North East Lincolnshire Mental Health Service (Navigo) – 256256 option 3
  • The Samaritans: Freephone 116 123 via email at jo@samaritans.org or Website
  • CALM – Campaign Against Living Miserably – 0800 585 858
  • North East Lincolnshire MIND – 01472 349991

Children and Young People

  • Young Minds Matter, North East Lincolnshire’s Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services: Duty Line 01472 626100 – 9am and 5pm – Monday to Friday. Outside these hours contact SPA – 256256 option 3
  • Free, safe and anonymous online support for young people Kooth: – Monday-Friday – 12pm-10pm / Saturday-Sunday – 6pm-10pm
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