Mental health and coronavirus
The ongoing coronavirus pandemic, coupled with the social distancing measures put in place to stop the spread of the infection, has caused a great deal of worry for many. Everyday worries, particularly those caused by money, personal relationships and caring responsibilities, can all add to current anxieties.
At this challenging time, people are reminded not to neglect their mental health and to take appropriate action whenever a situation has the potential to create a problem.
If you are currently experiencing a mental health crisis or supporting someone in crisis, please call the Avon and Wiltshire Mental Health Partnership NHS Trust crisis line: 0300 303 1320. In an emergency, please dial 999.
Follow the links below for further advice and support on maintaining good mental health throughout the coronavirus outbreak:
- One You
An NHS-run resource that provides tips on how a healthy lifestyle, made up of a balanced diet and regular exercise, can benefit overall mental health.
- Step Change
Free advice and practical solutions on how to manage debt.
- The Money Charity
Professional advice for how people can stay on top of their finances.
- Money Saving Expert
Tips on managing personal finances throughout the coronavirus pandemic.
- The Debt Advice Foundation
Free and confidential advice for any person worried about being in debt.
Support service for people affected by domestic and gender-based violence.
- The National Domestic Violence Helpline
Run in partnership with Women's Aid and Refuge, this service provides support for women experiencing domestic violence.
Relationship support for people of all ages, backgrounds and sexual orientations.
- Carers UK
Expert advice, information and support for carers of all ages.
Easy Read resources
A number of Easy Read documents containing useful information on the coronavirus outbreak can be accessed by clicking here.
Local Mental Health Services
Avon and Wiltshire Mental Health Partnership have created a guide to wellbeing during COVID 19
Visit our main Mental Health Services page to find out more on how to access local support