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Digital resources for help with mental health

There is a wealth of digital help out there for your patients. Here is a selection of recommended local and national options. Download a print version of this page

None of these resources can, in themselves (just like a packet of antidepressants) comprehensively manage risk. They may form part of a safety plan that you agree with a patient - but if you are concerned about risk in a patient then you should take the usual steps that you would usually take to refer them for urgent specialist help.

Watch the Video about the wealth of services on offer from Wellbeing Suffolk including direct access and social team provision

Suffolk Libraries: Perinatal Mental Health offer

Training film for delivering health checks for people with SMI

NHS England and NHS Improvement South East in partnership with the Charlie Waller Trust have made a film for primary care about delivering health checks for people with Severe Mental Illness

Exercise for Good Mental Health

Healthy Communities Webinar - 26 January 2021

As part of our Healthy Communities series, we look at how exercise and movement can have a benefit on people's mental health. Watch the session back and hear from local groups about projects from Active Suffolk, This Girl Can, Run Talk Run, Fit Villages, the Green Bike Project and Suffolk Mind.

Stay Alive App

Suicide prevention app for patients to keep on their smartphones

Living Life to the Full

Effective self-help for Anxiety and Depression, a great life skills course for everyone 

  • Guided self-help, using these materials, guided via Wellbeing Service if patients wish, or they can use on their own, receiving email prompts if they wish. 
  • Modules, and e-books, available on sleep, anger, relationships, smoking, drinking, panic, and more – you don’t need to be depressed to benefit also an e-book on suicidal thoughts, and another on panic available without registering
  • Videos or ebooks if patients prefer, also downloadable worksheets 
  • Courses also tailored for peri-natal period, diabetes, long term conditions, chronic pain, farming communities, parents of children with severe illness, those who have left prison, or have unsettled housing 
  • Written materials also available in Suffolk Libraries 
  • Patients can begin an effective treatment in minutes 
  • A valid treatment while awaiting other options 
  • Links to E-books targeted at Panic and Suicidal Thoughts available to read quickly without registering
  • Ideal to recommend to all your LTC patients, as part of their regular reviews
  • Ideal for carers
  • Please make sure that your practice use the resources

Every Mind Matters

www.nhs.uk/oneyou/every-mind-matters or search ''Every mind matters'
  • A national Public Health resource for everyone
  • A range of practical tips, apps and resources to help you look after your mental health
  • Expert advice on how to spot the signs of common mental health concerns
  • Connections to service s and activities to improve your wellbeing
  • Information about helplines and charities if you need more support
  • 14 Apps that you can download and use, also covering diet, alcohol, smoking and exercise, as well as mental health

Online resources for Children and Young People

All of these resources below are recommended for young people in Suffolk, all may be accessed via The Source website: www.thesource.me.uk.

The Source
Website full of information, advice and support for young people in Suffolk, including health: www.thesource.me.uk/health

30 day What’s Up Challenge – It’s 30 things to support your emotional wellbeing! 

Live 1-1 Chat on kooth.com
Free, safe, anoymous chat for young people (11-18 years) to find someone to talk to when they need it. Open Mon-Fri 12pm - 10pm, Sat-Sun 6pm - 10pm. kooth.com

Text a school nurse for confidential help: 07507 333356. Open Mon-Fri 9am - 4.30pm, excluding bank holidays.

Emotional Wellbeing Hub
For support for yourng people, friends and families who may be worried about an emotional wellbeing issue. Online or by phone: 0345 600 2090. Open Mon-Fri 8am - 7.30pm. thesource.me.uk/hub

Emotional Wellbeing Gateway - Is a website for parents, carers, and professionals who are worried about a child or young person’s emotional wellbeing & mental health.

The site provides information, advice and guidance pages on common mental health issues, such as, anxiety, stress, depression, self-harm and eating disorders, and local support services and groups. Visit: www.emotionalwellbeinggateway.org.uk

Find useful tools and resources to help people take care of their emotional wellbeing. 5 question quiz for personalised list of Apps and resources: www.moodwise.co.uk

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