We all realise the importance of paying attention to both our physical and mental wellbeing during the ongoing COVID-19 situation. Here is a selection of both local and national initiatives and organisations that can offer help . . .

  • Every Mind Matters. The Every Mind Matters website has been updated to reflect how to look after your health and wellbeing during COVID-19 including how to look after your body.
  • NHS mental health and wellbeing advice website. For self-assessment, audio guides and practical tools, if you are experiencing stress, feelings of anxiety or low mood.
  • Mental Health Foundation. Looking after your mental health during the Coronavirus outbreak.
  • MIND have an excellent resource for managing your wellbeing at this time.
  • Domestic Abuse support
  • Turn2me. ‘A lifeline online’. There is free access to online support groups, great resources including podcasts on a wide range of subjects.
  • Young Minds. Tips on how to cope with mental health challenges during the current crisis.
  • The Help Hub. Supporting those in isolation.
  • Avon & Wiltshire Mental Health Partnership. Telephone 24/7 response line 0300 3031320.
  • Teen Talk Young Melksham. A hotline for 11- to 25-year-olds for the whole of Wiltshire.
  • Re-engage. Charity offering befriending and a listening ear for older people.
  • Wiltshire Treehouse. Are using phone and online support to help those in need, at a time when face to face help is not possible. Kath Brownlee, Bereavement Service Lead says “We anticipate that deaths from the coronavirus will present some unique challenges for families and their children. Social distancing means that saying goodbye to loved ones can be difficult, and some deaths will be sudden and unexpected. We can provide young people with an outlet for their feelings, whilst assisting parents to better understand how to help their grieving child.”

We would like to thank Wiltshire Council for allowing us to share this information.