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Those in mental distress can now contact their local TEWV crisis service using the new single point of access telephone number 0300 0200317. This will replace individual contact numbers for crisis services in County Durham, Darlington, Teesside and North Yorkshire and York.
People with learning disabilities and/or autism can also contact crisis services using this number.
Advice and information which may be helpful in a mental health emergency is also available here: www.tewv.nhs.uk/crisisadvice
Are you concerned about financial hardship, accommodation, isolation, access to food?
The Living Well team are coordinating this kind of support for people – charities, volunteer organisations and food deliveries for example. Contact 01609 780780 or click on the image.
For patients that are struggling with stress, anxiety, depression, obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) and phobias.
You can refer yourself directly to a psychological therapies service (IAPT) without seeing your GP, either using the online referral form or by phoning 01423 852137.
Healthwatch website includes links for mental health helplines and apps for mental health wellbeing.
Just B counselling have launched a 'Hear to Help' line available to anyone, 8am-8pm, seven days a week and will be staffed by specialist support workers.
Call 01423 856799
They have free online courses available, including 'Coping with a Mental Health Crisis' which offers ways to help yourself or someone else in the short or longer term.
MBCT is a group-based programme that combines mindfulness meditation and cognitive behavioural therapy; it has a robust evidence base. They usually run face-to-face courses of MBCT but because of the Covid-19 situation, they are now providing ‘live’ (interactive) online courses instead.
The courses are for people aged 18+ who experience repeated episodes of depression or who are stressed by parenting or caring for someone with mental health problems.
The Every Mind Matters platform now incorporates the new Covid-19 mental health guidance and provides content to help people look after their mental and physical health while staying at home.
The Samaritans can be called 24hrs, 365 days a year. They are available to listen for anyone who's struggling to cope and who needs someone to listen without judgement or pressure. Call them free on 116 123
A new website has been launched, dedicated to helping children and young people in North Yorkshire find mental health support.
The Go-To – www.thegoto.org.uk – is designed to be a portal or ‘single point of information’ showcasing the mental health support services offered by different agencies in the county.
With the majority of young people currently not in school and many in isolation as a result of the restrictions imposed on movement to deal with the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) pandemic, health leaders believe online mental health support for young people has never been more important.
Kooth provides online mental health services for children & young people. It is free, safe and anonymous. Click on the image to go straight to their website.
YoungMinds support children & young people and their parents & carers with their mental health and wellbeing. They have specific advice on managing self-isolation and anxiety about coronavirus.
Offers free, confidential advice and support for any child 18 years or under, whatever the worry. Call 0800 1111
They have free online courses available, including 'Coping During the Pandemic' with a version specifically for children aged 7-12 and another version aimed at teens.
ICON offer advice and support for parents coping with a crying baby
Sadly we know that domestic abuse may increase and get worse during this lockdown period.
If you or someone else is in immediate danger, please call 999 and ask for the Police.
Safelives provide domestic abuse support and have produced 'Staying safe during Covid-19; A guide for victims and survivors of domestic abuse'
IDAS provide support across North Yorkshire. They have a live web chat Mon-Fri, 3pm-6pm via their website or you can call 03000 110 110.
National Domestic Abuse Helpline can be reached on 0808 2000 247, 24 hours a day, for free and in confidence.
Galop provide a national helpline for lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans people who are experiencing domestic abuse. Call them on 0800 999 5428
Respect provide a helpline for anyone who is worried that they may be harming somebody else. Call them on 0808 8024040.
Domestic abuse affects men too and help and advice are available on 0808 8010327.
Visit their website for up to date information on local support, including details of local businesses currently delivering to homes or call on 01423 813 096.
Morrisons are offering doorstep deliveries to vulnerable and elderly members of the community who are unable to go shopping in store. Click here for further information.
They can assist with help, food shopping and someone to talk to in the Harrogate & Knaresborough area. Click the link to take you through to their website or call them on 01423 531 490.
A local support group for parents with help and advice on how to cope whilst staying at home with the kids during the lockdown
They provide free, confidential and impartial advice to help with your finances, especially during this difficult time. Either contact them by webchat on their website or call 0808 808 4000
Harrogate & District NHS Foundation Trust have launched a Cancer Advice Line to help answer questions and provide support for cancer patients and their families and carers during the Coronavirus pandemic. Please see below for more information.
NHS England and NHS Improvement have launched a new helpline in response to disruption to normal diabetes services due to the COVID-19 pandemic and response.
The service is for adults living with diabetes who use insulin to manage their condition and require immediate clinical advice.
Whether you or a member of your household have caught the virus, or routine care has been disrupted, the helpline is available for immediate clinical advice to help you understand how to effectively manage their diabetes.
You can access NHS Diabetes Advice via Diabetes UK’s support line on 0345 123 2399 Monday-Friday from 9am-6pm.
Living Well Smokefree has a team of advisors who have plenty of experience in helping people to stop smoking for good. They will see anyone from the age of 12, have community based locations across North Yorkshire and can arrange home visits for people who have mobility issues.
Contact the Living Well Smokefree team for advice about giving up smoking on 01609 797272 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Further information can be found at www.northyorks.gov.uk/stopping-smoking
Due to Covid-19 they are currently only providing a telephone support service but when they are back out in the community, there will be clinics throughout the area.