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 wellbeing during such times.
There are some links below so that you can read about some coping strategies and contact the organisation you feel comfortable with.
The Mental Health Foundation
Call 0300 123 3393

Text: 86463
Monday – Friday 9am – 6pm (excluding bank holidays)
Anxiety UK
Call 0344 477 5774
Youngminds offers help to parents who are worried about their children, call 0808 802 5544 Monday – Friday: 9:30am – 4pm


Call 0800 58 58 58 or Webchat
The helpline and webchat are open 5pm-midnight 365 days a year.

The Rethink Mental Illness advice and information service offers practical help on a wide range of topics such as The Mental Health Act, community care, welfare benefits, and carers rights. They also offer general information on living with mental illness, medication and care.
Call 0300 5000 927 between 9:30am – 4pm
Call 116 123 someone will be available to speak to you 24 hours a day, 365 days a year


OCD Action – 0845 390 6232
Monday – Friday: 9:30am – 5pm
Papyrus – 0800 068 4141
Are you, or a young person you know, not coping with life? Use our helpline.

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