If coronavirus is affecting your mental health – don’t delay, self-refer today
Health experts in Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland (LLR) are encouraging local people to seek mental health support if they have been left feeling anxious, stressed or depressed by Coronavirus and the impact of lockdown.
Support can be provided from the Let’s Talk Wellbeing service which provides dedicated support for anyone aged 16 and over to work through any common mental health problems they may be experiencing.
The Let’s Talk – Wellbeing service offers a range of talking therapies for common mental health problems including depression, anxiety, panic, phobias, obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), trauma and stress.
The support available includes one to one sessions via telephone or video conferencing with a therapist, online support through the dedicated digital platform Silvercloud which can be used at any time on any device, and online videos and interactive webinars covering different topics such as stress control, anxiety management and self-care. The service now also has a new phone number which covers the City, County and Rutland making referrals even easier no matter where you live. The new number is 0300 300 2200.
If you are feeling anxious or low there are some things you can do to help:
- Introduce a regular routine
- Meet with friends and family whilst following social distancing guidelines
- Take regular outdoor exercise and eat healthily
- If you start to worry about the future, try to focus on things that you can do or change in the here and now
- Take breaks from social media
If you need support don’t delay, self-refer today by visiting www.letstalkwellbeing.co.uk or call Let’s Talk – Wellbeing directly on 0300 300 2200.