If you are a parent or carer, we hope you will find the web links below useful.
Links to Mental Health Guidance & Resources
Mental Health Concerns
There are many things that can affect your mental health, particularly if you are dealing with financial problems. It’s normal and there is help available.
Cumbria, Northumberland, Tyne and Wear NHS Services:
If someone is in a mental health crisis and needs urgent help, they can call their local Crisis Team 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. People in North Cumbria can call 0800 6522 865. (Those who are Deaf/hard of hearing can text 0779 565 6226.)
NHS psychological therapies services in Cumbria are still open during the pandemic, and can provide treatments for a range of common mental health problems including depression, anxiety disorders and panic attacks, and post-traumatic stress disorder. You can refer yourself for support, or ask your GP to make a referral for you. For more details:
Every Mind Matters campaign
On 18 January, Public Health England also launched the Better Health – Every Mind Matters campaign to support the nation’s mental wellbeing with the message that “When things aren’t so good out there, make inside feel better”.
Aimed at adults but weighted towards those most at risk of mental health problems, the campaign will encourage people to create a free NHS-approved ’Mind Plan’.
The partner resources include a range of materials that will direct people to the Mind Plan tool and Every Mind Matters content on NHS.UK.
The campaign is being supported by councils, the NHS and a range of mental health charities, health organisations as well as other charities and commercial sector partners.
Every Mind Matters: https://www.nhs.uk/oneyou/every-mind-matters/