Worried about Coronavirus?
If you're worried about how you feel about the coronavirus, or are concerned for someone you know, help is available.
If you're a child or young person and you're worried about how you feel or about someone you know, help is available for you too, tailored to you.
Here are a number of organisations that are used to speaking to people with similar concerns. It's always good to talk, so if you think you might benefit from some friendly advice, then do have a look at their websites:
- The Samaritans
- Trust Links: REACH Wellbeing Hub for Mental Health Support
- Anxiety UK (including online support groups and webinars)
- Big White Wall
- Beat Eating Disorders UK - Coronavirus advice
- Rethink Mental Illness
- Charlie Waller Memorial Trust - helping with depression
Specifically for young people
- Young Minds - blog on coronavirus and help for you
- The Mix - support for under 25s
- Papyrus UK for young people
- Kooth - safe and anonymous online help
- Stem4 - supporting teenage mental health
- Youth Access - advice and counselling, locally
Chathealth school nurses
- healthy eating
- mental health and more
Even when school isn't open, you can contact local ChatHealth school nurses, by email, on Twitter (DM) or by phone (01702 534843) or by text message.
We do not usually inform your parents, teachers, or anyone else if you contact the school nurse. We might inform someone if we were concerned about your safety, but we would normally speak to you first.
Messages are charged at your normal rate.
Specifically for older people
The Silver Line - helpline for older people
You are not alone.
Talk to someone you trust. Sharing a problem is often a good first step to feeling better.