Coronavirus: How to protect your mental health: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-51873799
Coronavirus and your wellbeing: https://www.mind.org.uk/information-support/coronavirus/coronavirus-and-your-wellbeing/#collapse8eca7
Mental Health and Psychosocial Considerations During COVID-19 Outbreak: https://www.who.int/docs/default-source/coronaviruse/mental-health-considerations.pdf
Discover the Power of Self-Compassion - 3 free video sessions: https://product.soundstrue.com/power-of-self-compassion/free-video-series/
Resilience in challenging times, a care package: https://product.soundstrue.com/resilience-in-challenging-times/
Pandemic Care Resources: https://www.tarabrach.com/pandemic/
Free half day ‘at home’ mindfulness retreat: https://product.soundstrue.com/power-of-awareness/free-retreat/
Be Mindful: An online course to help reduce stress and anxiety using mindfulness-based cognitive therapy (£30). NHS approved.
Beat Panic: Overcome panic attacks and anxiety wherever you happen to be (99p). NHS approved.
Big White Wall: Round the clock support from therapists to help cope with stress and anxiety. NHS approved.
BlueIce: Helps young people manage their emotions and reduce self harm urges. NHS approved.
Calm Harm: Reduce urges to self-harm and manage emotions in a more positive way. NHS approved.
Catch It: Learn to manage negative thoughts and look at problems differently. NHS approved.
Chill Panda: Use breathing techniques to help you relax more, worry less and feel better. NHS approved.
DistrACT: Quick and discreet access to information and advice about self-harm and suicidal thoughts. NHS approved.
eQuoo: Use adventure games designed by psychologists to help increase your emotional fitness. NHS approved.
Feeling Good: positive mindset: Use audio tracks to help relax your body and mind and build your confidence
Headspace: Mindfulness for your everyday life. (currently free).
My Possible Self: Learn how to manage fear, anxiety and stress and tackle unhelpful thinking. NHS approved.
Stay Alive: Suicide prevention resource; tools to help keep people safe in times of crisis, including details of the emergency or support services to contact in Hertfordshire.
SilverCloud: An 8 week course to help you manage stress, anxiety and depression at your own pace. NHS approved.
Stress & Anxiety Companion: Breathing exercises, relaxing music and games to help calm your mind and change negative thoughts. NHS approved.
The ACT Companion: The happiness trap app: The acceptance and commitment therapy companion app; Overcome depression and anxiety and build genuine happiness. Free until end of June with code TOGETHER
Psychology Tools: CBT approach to anxiety, including information and worksheets. There are also some ideas for staying busy. https://www.psychologytools.com/assets/covid-19/guide_to_living_with_worry_and_anxiety_amidst_global_uncertainty_en-us.pdf
A drop box with resources on wellbeing, health and tips for working from home. It may not open on all devices. https://www.dropbox.com/sh/x7p6mqpknblwgbe/AAC8yjkvj4PpmrnsXda1M9DXa?dl=0&fbclid=IwAR0qZeHNbab-kZe3nM9vc2raPH4kWzqygtuiIGMvQY6cOypgBFddETqkeVc
‘FACE COVID’; a set of practical steps for responding effectively to the Corona crisis, using the principles of acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT): https://drive.google.com/file/d/117HY4z4mY5izJpR44ejuZ8rhTyoWEGEG/view
Coronavirus anxiety: how to cope if you’re feeling anxious about the outbreak: https://www.bacp.co.uk/news/news-from-bacp/2020/28-february-coronavirus-anxiety-how-to-cope-if-you-re-feeling-anxious-about-the-outbreak/
OCD related resources: https://iocdf.org/covid19/andhttps://www.shalanicely.com/aha-moments/managing-ocd-about-coronavirus/
60 second Anxiety Hack: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7hA0VvB9qak
DBT Crisis Skills. A technique to reduce very intense emotion: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZVHtjDgc_XU
Meditation to calm the anxious mind: https://soundcloud.com/user-157823577/calming-the-anxious-mind
Working with Anxiety During the COVID-19 Pandemic: https://soundcloud.com/user-157823577/calming-the-anxious-mind
Rick Hanson Podcast on Fear and Coronavirus: https://www.rickhanson.net/being-well-podcast-fear-in-the-time-of-coronavirus/
Charity dedicated to helping everyone make the most of later life.
Telephone: 0800 169 2081
Anxiety UK is a national registered charity for those affected by anxiety, stress and anxiety based depression.
Telephone - 08444 775 774
Support and information for family and friends who look after someone.
Telephone: 01933 677 837
Citizens Advice is a network of 316 independent charities throughout the United Kingdom that give free, confidential information and advice to assist people with money, legal, consumer and other problems. Web chat available on website.
Telephone - 03444 111 444
Same as costs calling 01 or 02 for landline
Crisis planout of hours:
Mental Health Navigator 0300 330 10 11, NHS 111, Samaritans 116 123 (free from any UK phone), GP out of hours service or attend A&E.
You can use the Money Advice Service website to find a debt adviser near you and gain advice on other debt matters. Webchat is available at the website, Monday to Friday, 8am to 6pm Saturday, 8am to 3pm. WhatsApp us with questions about debt, borrowing and pensions on 07701 342744.
Telephone - 0800 138 7777 (Monday to Friday 9am to 6pm and Saturday 8am to 6pm)
Charity providing advice, information and support to empower anyone experiencing a mental health problem.
Telephone: 0300 123 3393
A national support helpline for people experiencing anxiety, panic, OCD and related disorders including withdrawal from tranquillizers.
Telephone - 0844 967 4848 (10.00 am - 10.00 pm every day of the year. During the night hours the crisis message is played. The crisis message is a recorded breathing exercise that can help you through a panic attack and help you learn diaphragmatic breathing.)
Searching the OCD Action website at www.ocdaction.org.uk/support-groups
Rethink Mental Illness
Rethink Mental illness directly support almost 60,000 people every year across England to get through crises, to live independently and to realise they are not alone.
Telephone - 0300 5000 927 (Line open from 9:30am - 4pm Monday to Friday.)
Charity working to improve the quality of life for anyone affected by mental illness.
Telephone: 0300 304 7000 (SANEline 6pm - 11pm every evening)
Northamptonshire Drug and Alcohol Recovery Service for adults (or their friends, families and carers) who would like support for their drug or alcohol misuse.
Telephone: 0808 169 8512
Practical and mental health support for under 25s, including crisis support.
Telephone- 0808 808 4994
Charity providing confidential emotional support for people experiencing feelings of distress or despair.
Telephone: 116 123 (freephone, 24 hours, 365 days a year)
National charity that helps people in financial hardship gain access to welfare benefits, charitable grants and support services.
Telephone - 0808 802 2000 Free Helpline: 09:00 – 17:30 Monday - Friday) Website: www.turn2us.org.uk