Mental health problems can affect anyone, at any time. We believe that mental health is everyone’s business. That’s why we’re supporting Mental Health Awareness Week (run by Mental Health Foundation) as it’s important to us that our customers feel looked out for during these challenging times.
Having good mental health helps us relax more, achieve more and enjoy our lives more. The NHS website has expert advice and practical tips to help you look after your mental health and wellbeing.
They have tips to help if you’re worried about coronavirus, advice on how to maintain your mental wellbeing while staying at home and even a tool for you to create a free plan to help deal with stress and anxiety. They also have a guide on steps you can take if you need some support in helping others around you.
We want our customers to know that they are supported during this time. There are lots of organisations out there dedicated to helping you be the best version of you:
Samaritan’s – call free on 116 123 or visit their website. When life is tough, Samaritans are there to listen at any time of the day or night. You can talk to them about anything that’s troubling you, no matter how difficult.
NHS 111 – if you need help urgently but are not at risk of death or serious illness, use the NHS 111 non-emergency advice online or call 111.
999 – dial this number in a life-threatening emergency.
HOPELINE UK – call 0800 068 4141 if you or a young person you know is struggling to cope. This will take you through to their confidential suicide prevention advice centre.
CALM – call 0800 58 58 58. CALM is the Campaign Against Living Miserably which is for people in the UK who are down or have hit a brick wall.