I’m concerned about my mental health

The current COVID situation in the UK may feel scary and isolating.

If you think you need help with your mental health, please reach out to someone you trust. This might be a family member, a friend, your keyworker, or the NHS.

There are a number of free, confidential mental health helplines you can access anytime – check out the list on the NHS website.

If you are an older person, The SilverLine is a dedicated helpline where you can find information, friendship and advice from trained helpline volunteers any day of the year – their number is 0800 4 70 80 90.

If you are feeling lonely or isolated, you could join a supportive online community, such as Elefriends, set up by the charity Mind.

Remember to be mindful of what you share online and maintaining boundaries to protect your wellbeing.