Response to COVID-19
Just ‘B’ Support Line – 01423 856 799.
St Michael’s Hospice Just ‘B’ service has launched a ‘Hear to Help’ support line for those feeling anxious or struggling with their emotional wellbeing due to COVID-19. Available across the Harrogate District 8am-8pm seven days a week for adults, children and young people: 01423 856 799.
(Calls are charged at local rates and may vary dependent on time of day or even be included within your call package: please visit Ofcom for further details: https://bit.ly/2JCVEvU)
ACC COVID-19 Crisis Counselling Support Service
This service is for anyone in the UK, whatever their faith, who has been bereaved during the time of the epidemic and anyone working within an NHS setting in a frontline role. The service offers anyone who is eligible up-to ten sessions of counselling on a no-fee basis from a professionally trained counsellor. All the volunteer counsellors belong to ACC or an equivalent professional body for example: BACP, UKCP and NCS.
I Choose Life Foundation Helpline – 01423 421245
With the COVID-19 outbreak, things may feel out of your control and your fears may be rising. Choose Life Today have set up a free helpline to support you. If you feel like talking things through with someone would help, you can call the helpline on 01423 421245 or e-mail them at firstname.lastname@example.org to book a call. For more information, please see their website: https://www.ichooselifefoundation.com/1-1-sessions/
Self-Care Tips during COVID-19
See our current blog series on our News page for tips and advice on how to care for yourself during these challenging times.
Mental Health Support
Samaritans – 116 123
Samaritans provides 24/24 emotional support for people who are experiencing feelings of emotional distress or despair, including those which may lead to suicide: http://www.samaritans.org
Samaritans Self-Help is a new app that can be accessed at https://selfhelp.samaritans.org/ and has been created to provide an alternative source of support for people who find it difficult to reach out for help or discuss emotions with another person and/or observing social distancing, facing prolonged isolation or lacking the privacy to make a call to Samaritans’ helpline.
The app has a mood tracker and a range of evidence-based resources and techniques. The app has been designed to help people find practical ways to cope and plan ways to stay safe if they’re going through a difficult time. All you need to do is go to the link above, scroll down and create a new account which requires giving your email address and creating a password to log in.
North Yorkshire Mental Health Helpline – 0333 0000 309
A confidential and anonymous service available to anyone registered with a North Yorkshire GP. Providing a listening ear, emotional support, signposting and referral into other services for individuals and the carers of people experiencing mental distress.
Open from Monday to Thursday 5 pm – 8.30 am
Open on a Friday from 4.30 pm
(24 hours at the weekends including Bank Holidays)
TEWV NHS Crisis All Age Single Point of Access – 0300 0200 317
This new all age, single point of access telephone number is making it quicker and easier for you to call your local crisis team in a mental health emergency.
The phone line, which is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week, offers callers, including those with learning disabilities and/or autism, a series of options which will divert them to their local service.
SHOUT – text 85258
Shout is the UK’s first 24/7 text service, free on all major mobile networks, for anyone in crisis anytime, anywhere. It’s a place to go if you’re struggling to cope and you need immediate help. https://www.giveusashout.org/
The Silver Line Helpline – 0800 4 70 80 90
The Silver Line is the only confidential, free helpline for older people across the UK open every day and night of the year. Their specially trained helpline team can offer information, friendship and advice; link callers to local groups and services; and offer regular friendship calls. https://www.thesilverline.org.uk/
Young People’s mental health resources:
- The Go-To: https://www.thegoto.org.uk/
- Young Minds: https://youngminds.org.uk/
- Family Lives: https://www.familylives.org.uk/
- Kooth (Free, safe and anonymous online support for young people): https://www.kooth.com/
- Papyrus – Prevention of Young Suicide: https://papyrus-uk.org/
- Charlie Waller Memorial Trust: https://www.cwmt.org.uk/
- Recovery College Online (provides a range of free online mental health educational courses and resources): https://www.recoverycollegeonline.co.uk/
- Yorkshire Centre for Eating Disorders (YCED): www.yorkshireeatingdisorders.co.uk
- North Yorkshire Sexual Assault Referral Centre: www.turntobridgehouse.org
- Reflect Harrogate (support to those who are experiencing a crisis relating to pregnancy or pregnancy loss): www.reflectharrogate.co.uk
- Mind: https://www.mind.org.uk/
- Rethink Mental Illness: www.rethink.org
- ABC (Anorexia & Bulimia Care): www.anorexiabulimiacare.org.uk
- Mental Health Foundation: www.mentalhealth.org.uk
- Self Injury Support: https://www.selfinjurysupport.org.uk/resource-hub/
- I Choose Life Foundation: https://www.ichooselifefoundation.com/