Get urgent help if you are experiencing a mental health crisis
Mental health crisis means different things to different people.
It could help to tell someone you trust, such as a family member or a friend who can then help you decide what to do. They can also contact services on your behalf.
If you are supported by one of NSFT’s services:
Check your care plan, and:
During office hours contact your care coordinator or the duty number for the team that is supporting you. If you don't have their details, visit NSFT’s service finder.
Or call the urgent mental health helpline on 111 and select option 2.
If you need urgent help and you are not supported by NSFT’s services:
Call 111 and select option 2 to speak to the 24-hour urgent mental health helpline
Please avoid visiting hospital A&E (Accident and Emergency) departments unless you have a life-threatening emergency. The number above can connect you to crisis services.
If you are with someone who has attempted suicide, call 999 and stay with them until the ambulance arrives.
If anyone is at serious risk of harm, call 999 and ask for the police.
https://www.healthysuffolk.org.uk/covidhub: Healthy Suffolk: Emotional Wellbeing, Mental Health and Learning Disabilities COVID-19 Information Hub
Mental Health Digital Resources
Mental Health Education Resources
World Health Organisation: Coping with stress during Covid-19 outbreak
Stay Alive: When suicide is on your mind (digital leaflet)
OCD Survival Tips
Care Homes staff wellbeing
Care Homes Mental Health Support
BMA Staff wellbeing
Health and wellbeing in Primary care
Support for practice staff
Advice and guidance from the BMA on the impact of COVID-19 on your work, training, education, and wellbeing as a medical professional
Anxiety self-help guide
Kooth.com - online counselling for young people aged 11 to 25yrs.
Mental Health Education Resources and Videos
Free 10-min CBT e-learning
Dr Lee David, who presented her excellent 10-minute CBT session in September 2019, has developed a FREE e-learning resource covering Emotional Wellbeing during Covid-19.
The first section of the module reviews the most common emotional reactions to the Covid-19 pandemic experienced by health professionals and the general public, and delivers some quick tips and brief strategies for coping effectively during and after the crisis situation. The second section is now available - again, completely free of charge - and includes a series of steps for emotional wellbeing and resilience known as 'FACE-COVID', which are based on CBT, acceptance and commitment therapy, mindfulness and compassion-focused therapy. The two-hour module is divided into ten-minute videos and brief mindfulness practices so you can dip in and out to suit your schedule.
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