The coronavirus national emergency has affected the way many of us live our lives, and it's both normal and expected that this has affected people's mental health and wellbeing.
There are a huge range of organisations that are dedicated to helping support you with your mental health and wellbeing, and many have specific information on how to look after your mental health during the coronavirus national emergency.
Your GP may be the first person you talk to about your mental health problems. If you have a good relationship with your doctor, you may find it helpful just to know there is someone you can talk to about the feelings you are having. Your GP may refer you to specialist services if they feel that would help you.
If you are unhappy with your own doctor, you can ask to see another doctor at the same practice or make an appointment with a different practice in your area.
National charity that provide advice and support to empower anyone experiencing a mental health problem. They provide a huge range of information on mental health support and assistance. .
National charity specialising in research and policy development, with a focus on preventing mental health problems. They have a range of content designed to give you more information about mental health and to help you to look after your mental health and wellbeing
Welsh charity which provides a confidential listening and support service to anyone struggling with their mental health. Their helpline is open 24/7 and their website hosts a directory for a huge range of mental health support services.
National charity to provide support to anyone in emotional distress, struggling to cope, at risk of suicide, and those who are worried about the wellbeing of others. They have a helpline service which is available 24/7 and is about working with people to create a safe space where they can talk about what is happening, how they’re feeling and help them to find their own way forward.
The Campaign Against Living Miserably (CALM) is leading a movement against suicide, and run a free and confidential helpline and webchat – 7 hours a day (5pm-midnight), 7 days a week for anyone who needs to talk about life’s problems. They also support those bereaved by suicide.
Support for health and social care workers in Wales
Samaritans has launched a new wellbeing support line for health and social care workers in Wales, funded by the Welsh Government. If you are struggling to cope or want to talk, they are there for you during the coronavirus crisis in Wales. You can call them for free on the numbers below:
- 0800 484 0555 (English line- open every day between 7am-11pm)
- 0808 164 2777 (Welsh line - open every evening between 7pm-11pm)
Cwm Tag Morgannwg Univeristy Health Board have created a page to sign post you to support that is available within the Cwm Taf Morgannwg area, and provides details of organisations able to provide support to residents at a more local level.
Interlink works with Community Support Groups, Volunteers and Individual’s to offer support across RCT, and have produced a list of health and wellbeing services that residents can access.
A website dedicated to supporting your mental health and wellbeing. The site provides and extensive directory of support services to help residents with everything from mindfulness to domestic abuse, and veterans support to personal crises.