Psychosocial Support during the Coronavirus Pandemic

18th May 2020

We do recognise that this may be an anxious time for you and your loved ones, and that your usual support mechanisms may be reduced during this time of social distancing. If you need emotional support, please do not hesitate to contact the team.
Please find links to resources that you might find helpful on this page.

If you are under mental health services and have been given a crisis number, give your crisis team a call

You can call the Samaritans on 116 123 - free to call, anytime from any phone or email:

CALM provides support for men. The service can be contacted on 0800 58 58 58 between 5pm and midnight 365 days a year. They also host a live web-chat.

PAPYRUS HOPElineUK: 0800 068 41 41 or text 07786209697 or email: 
This service is available weekdays 10am-10pm, weekends and bank holidays 2pm-10pm.

Download the distrACT mobile phone app. This provides easy, quick and discrete access to general health information and advice about self-harm.

In this brief animation below Dr Russ Harris, author of the international best-seller The Happiness Trap, illustrates how to use ACT (Acceptance and Commitment Therapy) to deal with the Coronavirus pandemic and the fear, anxiety and worry that goes with it.