Mental Health Resources
For many patients, the Covid19 lockdown will have had an impact on their Mental Health and there are lots of resources available to help with this. Just click on the links below to access the information:-
Every Mind Matters has excellent resources on mental wellbeing specifically tailored to the impact of Covid for those who are working from home, those who feel lonely and isolated, those who are struggling with home schooling as well as those who are anxious about the virus itself.
Kooth is an online mental wellbeing service for young people aged between 11 and 25. It is a free, confidential and anonymous online support and counselling service which includes self-help resources, magazine articles, links to crisis support, safeguarded and monitored live drop-in sessions and also 1-1 scheduled counselling with qualified professionals. Young people can self-refer or referrals can be arranged through a GP.
NHS.UK has general information on stress, anxiety, depression, and wellbeing, and where to get urgent or emergency help for mental health needs.
All patients can self-refer to Talking Matters Northumberland without having to contact a GP first using their online referral form. If you need to cancel an appointment or have any queries, you can email them at email@example.com
The mental health charity Mind also have online resources to support those who are struggling at this time.
The Suicide Prevention Network is especially focused on people in our communities who are at increased risk and struggling. Their website also has resources to support those who have reached crisis point and also for those who may be concerned for someone else – a friend, family member or colleague.
Physical Health Resources
Patients can now be provided with expert information and advice on how COVID-19 impacts their specific long-term condition and how they should manage it during the pandemic. These conditions are listed below: