This page is currently under development and will be updated regularly with links to online and telephone based resources to help you manage your mental health and wellbeing throughout the Coronavirus pandemic.
Expert advice and practical tips on a range of topics including; anxiety, low mood, stress and sleep
Hackney 24 Hour Mental Health Crisis Line
020 8432 8020
A catalogue of apps for your phone that help you manage your health and wellbeing. These have been assessed by the NHS against a range of standards.
Charity Helplines and Online Support
To talk about anything that is upsetting you, you can contact Samaritans 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. You can call 116 123 (free from any phone), email email@example.com or visit some branches in person. You can also call the Welsh Language Line on 0300 123 3011 (7pm–11pm every day).
If you’re experiencing a mental health problem or supporting someone else, you can call SANEline on 0300 304 7000 (4.30pm–10.30pm every day).
If you’re under 25, you can call The Mix on 0808 808 4994 (Sunday-Friday 2pm–11pm), request support by email using this form on The Mix website or use their crisis text messenger service.
If you’re under 35 and struggling with suicidal feelings, or concerned about a young person who might be struggling, you can call Papyrus HOPELINEUK on 0800 068 4141 (weekdays 10am-10pm, weekends 2pm-10pm and bank holidays 2pm–10pm), email firstname.lastname@example.org or text 07786 209 697.
Maytree help if you are experiencing suicidal ideation.
0207 263 7070 or email@example.com
If you identify as male, you can call the Campaign Against Living Miserably (CALM) on 0800 58 58 58 (5pm–midnight every day) or use their webchat service.
If you’re a student, you can look on the Nightline website to see if your university or college offers a night-time listening service, you can contact them using Skype, email, text phone call.
Phone: 020 7631 0101 Text: 07717 989 900
The Silver Line is the only free confidential helpline providing information, friendship and advice to older people, open 24 hours a day, every day of the year. 0800 470 8090
Carers FIRST is a charity who supports people who look after a relative or friend who could not manage without their help. Call line: 0300 303 1555
03444 775774 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Helpline: 0808 801 0677 Studentline: 0808 801 0811 Youthline: 0808 801 0711
12pm–8pm weekdays, 4pm–8pm on weekends and bank holidays. Sometimes our lines are busy. If you can’t get through immediately, please do try again or try our one-to-one web chat.
The Sanctuary Online Chat: https://www.beateatingdisorders.org.uk/sanctuary
The Sanctuary is an online group created specifically in response to the Coronavirus & subsequent social distancing & anxieties this could lead to for people with an eating disorder. A safe space for people with an eating disorder to share concerns and advice on how they are coping with the pandemic.
0300 636 5478
Skype/Phone support groups: https://www.ocdaction.org.uk/support-groups/online2
Monday – Friday 9.30am – 8pm (Dependent upon volunteer availability)
Coronavirus advice: https://ocdaction.org.uk/articles/covid-19