During this time of uncertainty it is important that we make sure we take care of our wellbeing and mental health. Below I have listed some useful sites which offer great advice on how to manage your anxiety and useful suggestions on things to do if you are in self-isolation.
Every Mind Matters:
The NHS has set up the Every Mind Matters website for tips on taking care of your mind, including advice on working from home, tips to help with Coronavirus worries and building a practical plan that’s tailored to you.
Mind offer a variety of tips on looking after your mental health, as well as activities to keep you busy if you are in self-isolation.
The Mental Health Foundation also offer a range of advice on maintaining good mental health during the Coronavirus outbreak.
NHS Mindfulness Tips:
Who Cares? Scotland:
If you are care-experienced or a kinship carer, Who Cares? Scotland can offer you friendly advice and support.
Online Support Communities:
Elefriends is a supportive online community where you can be yourself. We all know what it’s like to struggle sometimes, but now there’s a safe place to listen, share and be heard.
Join your neighbourhood where you can post questions and receive responses from your neighbours, offer help and contact if you need any assistance or support.
Grampian Psychological Resilience Hub:
They are providing telephone or virtual face-to-face appointments to offer guidance and support to those who are struggling with the changes brought about by the coronavirus pandemic.
Please visit https://covid19.nhsgrampian.org/for-the-public/mental-health-support/what-is-the-grampian-psychological-response-hub/ to access online self-referral forms.
Additionally, they have provided many useful resources and websites which offer guidance on mental health and wellbeing. These can be accessed here: https://covid19.nhsgrampian.org/for-the-public/mental-health-support/additional-self-help-resources/.
Breathing Space Scotland
0800 83 85 87 - advisors are available in the evenings (6pm - 2am) and at the weekends (24 hours) for anyone feeling low, anxious or isolated.
The Silver Line
0800 470 89 90- friendship and advice available 24 hours a day for older people.
116 123 - volunteers who will listen or talk through your worries (available 24 hours).
Charities and Support Organisations in Times of Crisis:
Scottish Domestic Abuse and Forced Marriage Helpline: 0800 027 1234 or visit https://sdafmh.org.uk/
Grampian Women's Aid: 01224 593 381 or visit https://grampian-womens-aid.com/
Rape Crisis Grampian: 01224 590 932 or visit http://www.rapecrisisgrampian.co.uk/
Information and support with alcohol problems: call DRINKLINE on 0333 230 9472
Disability Information Scotland: 0300 323 9961 or visit http://www.disabilityscot.org.uk/
Citizens Advice Scotland: https://www.cas.org.uk/
Shelter Scotland: 0808 800 4444 or visit https://scotland.shelter.org.uk/
Scottish Association for Mental Health: 0141 530 1000 or visit https://www.samh.org.uk/
Childline: 0800 1111 or visit https://www.childline.org.uk/
Rape Crisis Scotland: 08088 01 03 02 or visit https://www.rapecrisisscotland.org.uk/
HIV Scotland: https://www.hiv.scot/
Always call 999 if you are in immediate danger. If you are unable to speak, dial 55.