Coronavirus and mental wellbeing


If you are worried about your own or someone else’s mental health call the Cornwall and Isles of Scilly 24/7 NHS mental health response line on 0800 038 5300. It's free to access by anyone, any age, any time, day or night.

 

Many of us have become used to living a bit differently due to the Coronavirus pandemic and things are changing often.

It is normal to feel anxious and worried about these changes in your lifestyle. However, there are lots of things you can do to help keep yourself mentally healthy as the fight against Coronavirus continues.

Below you will find information on support services and useful resources to help you maintain your mental wellbeing.

Latest advice is available on our Coronavirus web page.

Mental wellbeing guides

Find guidance to help improve your mental wellbeing or provide support for someone else. This page includes:

  • easy read guides
  • large print guides
  • British Sign Language guides
  • guides translated into a number of languages.

Mental wellbeing guide

 

Five ways to wellbeing

Find out about the five ways to good wellbeing which can help to protect your mental wellbeing.

Five ways to wellbeing

 

Taking care of yourself

Find out how to support your overall wellbeing, how to manage anxiety and guidance about financial concerns.

Take care of yourself

 

Mental Health Safety Plans

Whether you are a young person or adult, making a Mental Health Safety Plan can help you manage your mental wellbeing.

Make a mental health safety plan

 

Mental health support

Find a number of useful links to mental health support.

Mental health support

Mental health training

A new online mental health training package is now available for all working people across Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly to help them cope with the stresses and strains of the pandemic.

Developed and hosted by the Sound Doctor, the package includes three module;

  • psychological first aid
  • mental health
  • trauma awareness

It features video recordings of Cornish residents as well as NHS Kernow and Cornwall Council representatives and is freely available to people working in every type of organisation across the public, private and voluntary sectors.

The training aims to help people:

  • Understand how someone’s lifestyle and workplace can affect their mental health.
  • Learn how to recognise signs of stress, anxiety and depression.
  • Learn how to manage stress and anxiety effectively.
  • Discover useful and practical coping and relaxation techniques.
  • Understand the role of trauma in mental health and how to manage it.
  • Become happier and more productive at work and at home.

Find out more on the Sound Doctor website

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