During this challenging time there are some services, other than the NHS, that some of us will need. The following charities and businesses have adapted their services so that they can continue to provide vital mental health support.
Buckinghamshire Mind understands that this is a hard time for most people. We are still here and have adapted our services to ensure we are helping those in our community that need mental health support. Throughout our website reads the following:
In response to the current COVID-19 pandemic we at Buckinghamshire Mind are closely following the Government’s guidelines on health and safety measures regarding social distancing. As such we have made important changes to our services to ensure the safety of our service users, volunteers and staff. To ensure the safety of all, we have removed the aspects of this (these) service (s) that involves face to face groups and/or 121 meetings. We will continue to create and develop innovative ways of delivering remote mental wellbeing support that focuses on tackling social isolation and promoting positive emotional wellbeing. As such, we are still running this (these) service (s) remotely, including (this is not an exhaustive list):
- daily phone/email/text support
- online activities and support groups
- live groups via various digital platforms
- postal care packages- including motivational ideas, group activities and peer communication
- practical support, such as shopping and liaising with external services
Our new Covid-19 Information and Guidance page offers an extensive list of guides and resources.
We also post regular updates on our Facebook and Twitter pages.
Corinne from Bella_Therapy is helping clients via a range of different platforms including: Facebook messenger, WhatsApp, Zoom, Instagram Messenger and Duo. This range should mean most people can choose a platform they are familiar with, increasing their comfort and hopefully reducing any added anxiety about seeking help.
However, if technology only serves to increase your stress levels, or poor WiFi is a regular source of aggravation, Corinne also offers phone call appointments at a discounted rate of £35.00. NHS workers, and those in other supporting roles, can also benefit from a 20 percent discount.
Contact Corinne on 07724 869588 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org”
Juliet Lethbridge Counselling
We are living in a difficult situation at the moment. If you are finding things hard to cope with and are experiencing anxiety I can help you manage this. You may have been dealing with difficulties before we were all asked to stay at home and this may be making things harder for you? Perhaps having someone to talk to in a safe space is something that you feel you need? I am an experienced counsellor and psychotherapist and I am able to work with you via an online platform from my therapy room which is at my home in Bourne End. If you think I can help please get in touch.
Drug and Alcohol Addiction – Families need support too
Providing a lifeline of safe and caring support to families, friends and partners affected by someone else’s drug or alcohol use.
To help support our clients through this uncertain time we have launched a new service – virtual 1 to 1s.
Need to talk?
Free, safe and anonymous online support for young people.
Chat to friendly counsellors online
XenZone is a provider of online mental health services for children, young people and adults. Kooth, from XenZone, is an online counselling and emotional well-being platform for children and young people, accessible through mobile, tablet and desktop and free at the point of use.
Monday – Friday 12pm – 10pm
Saturday – Sunday 6pm – 10pm
Online, On the Phone, Anytime.
It can be difficult to cope when there’s so much changing around us. You might be worried about schools closing, friends or relatives getting ill or what’ll happen in the future.
Childline and our counsellors want to support you through this. We’re working hard to make sure you can still speak to a counsellor when you need to.
Like lots of organisations in the UK, Childline is being affected by the government’s advice about keeping people safe. Many of our volunteers and staff aren’t able to come in for their shifts as usual.
To make sure we can keep supporting you, we’ve had to make some very difficult decisions about how Childline works.
From tonight, you’ll only be able to speak to a counsellor online or on the phone between 9am and midnight. To make sure we can answer everyone who’s waiting, you won’t be able to join the queue for a 1-2-1 chat after 10:30pm.
We’ve added an automated switchboard to help make it easier to get through when you call. You also won’t be able to use 1-2-1 chat on the Childline app for now, but you can still have one via the website.
We’re doing everything we can to support all the young people who use Childline. We might need to make more changes in the future, but we’ll keep you updated with everything that’s happening.
The news can be scary, and it can be hard to know what’s true and whether you should be scared. Whatever you’re going through, Childline wants to help.