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Charnwood Community Action - Mental health support links

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Residents in Leicester and its outlying areas, including Birstall, Thurmaston and Wanlip in Charnwood, are to be asked to continue to follow stricter lockdown restrictions for at least two weeks, and non-essential shops will be closed. More information - including frequently asked questions and a postcode checker - can be found at www.charnwood.gov.uk/restrictions.

Infectious disease outbreaks, like the current Coronavirus (COVID-19), can be scary and can affect our mental health.

While it is important to stay informed, there are also many things we can do to support and manage our mental health during such times.Below are some excellent links and resources for mental health support:

NHS: www.nhs.uk/conditions/stress-anxiety-depression/mental-health-helplines

Mental Health Foundation: www.mentalhealth.org.uk/your-mental-health/getting-help

Age UK Leicestershire and Rutland 

Age UK  have a new helpline dedicated to provide practical and emotional support to those over 70, especially those who are self-isolating and live alone. Telephone: 0166 299 2239

Anxiety UK

Anxiety UK is a charity working to relieve and support those living with anxiety by offering information, support and understanding.

Phone: 03444 775 774 (Mon-Fri 9.30am - 5.30pm, on NHS website)
Text service: 07537 416 905

CALM 

CALM (Campaign Against Living Miserably)  is a support line for men. 

Phone: 0800 58 58 58 (5pm–midnight) or use a webchat on their website
Website: www.thecalmzone.net

Childline 

Childline a confidential line for children to call if they need help or advice about any topic.

Phone: 0800 1111
You can also access 1-2-1 counselling (9am-midnight)

Family Action

Family Action aims to support adult family members deal with the pressures of family life.

Phone: 0808 802 6666
Text: 07537 404 282
Email: familyline@family-action.org.uk
Website: www.family-action.org.uk/  

Kooth 

Kooth is a free, safe and anonymous online support for young people.

Website: www.kooth.com/

Mind 

Mind aims to support individals with their mental health. 

Website: www.mind.org.uk/information-support/coronavirus-and-your-wellbeing/

Phone: 0300 123 3393 ( Mon-Fri, 9am-6pm except bank holidays)
Email: info@mind.org.uk
Text: 86463

No Panic 

No Panic offers support and information for those who suffer from Panic Attacks, Phobias, Obsessive Compulsive Disorders and other related anxiety disorders.

Phone: 0844 967 4848 (10.00am - 10.00pm. NOTE: calls cost 5p a minute + your access charge)
Youth Helpline: 0330 606 1174 (13-20 year-olds 10.00am - 10.00pm)

Papyrus UK

Papyrus UK is a charity working towards the prevention of young suicide.

Phone: 0800 0684141

Refuge

Refuge is an organsition that helps women and children suffering from domestic abuse. They provide a freephone, 24-hour National Domestic Abuse Helpline. 

Phone: 0808 2000 247

Respect

Respect offers a helpline for men suffering from domestic abuse. 

Phone: 0808 8010327

Samaritans

Samaritans offers emotional support to all ages.

Phone: 116 123

Switchboard 

Switchboard is a line for LGBT+ support.

Phone: 0300 330 0630 (10am -10pm)
Website: switchboard.lgbt/help/ (chat online)
Email: chris@switchboard.lgbt

The Silver Line

The Silver Line is a helpline for those over the age of 55: 

Phone: 0800 4708 090

Young Minds 

Young Minds is a charity championing the wellbeing and mental health of young people.

Phone: 0808 802 5544 (Parents Helpline - Monday to Friday 9.30am – 4pm, free for mobiles and landlines)
Text: text YM to 85258 (If you need urgent help)

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