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Mental wellbeing

Explains what mental wellbeing is, and gives tips to help you take care of your mental wellbeing.

Coronavirus (Covid-19) is impacting all our lives, and we know that the usual advice might not quite apply. Some ideas for looking after yourself may feel unrealistic right now. And some treatment and support options will be harder to access, or may be unavailable for a while. But we hope that you can still find information here that helps you understand what you're going through, and find a path forward.
You can also find lots of resources in our coronavirus information hub. And our page of coronavirus useful contacts can direct you to more support.

Useful contacts 

Mind's services

  • Helplines – our Infolines provide information and support by phone, email and text.
  • Local Minds – provide face-to-face services, such as talking therapies, peer support and advocacy, across England and Wales.
  • Elefriends – our supportive online community for anyone experiencing a mental health problem.

Other organisations

Do-it

do-it.org
Lists UK volunteering opportunities.

Groundswell

groundswell.org.uk
Information and support for homeless people. Also provides peer-to-peer health advocacy in London.

Mental Health Foundation

mentalhealth.org.uk
Provides information about mental health problems, including personal stories, podcasts and videos.

National Alliance for Arts, Health and Wellbeing

artshealthandwellbeing.org.uk
Information about arts activities to help with wellbeing, including a directory of local groups.

NHS UK

nhs.uk
Information about health problems and treatments, including details of local NHS services in England.

Samaritans

116 123 (freephone)
[email protected]
Freepost RSRB-KKBY-CYJK
PO Box 90 90
Stirling FK8 2SA
samaritans.org

Open 24/7 for anyone who needs to talk. You can visit some branches in person. They also have a Welsh Language Line on 0300 123 3011 (7pm–11pm every day).

This information was published in April 2019. We will revise it in 2022.

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