Everything you need to help you manage your mental health – tips and free resources offering simple steps to help you look after your mental health, reframe your thoughts, stay connected, stay fit and sleep better.
A series of leaflets about Coronavirus and mental health. The leaflets contain information about how the Coronavirus outbreak might affect your mental health, how to look after yourself, what to do if a problem persists, and where to find further information.
For easy read guides on Coronavirus visit:
The Mind charity provide helpful advice and ideas about how you can manage your wellbeing during the Coronavirus outbreak, as well as practical tips on how to plan and adapt if needing to self-isolate.
Northumberland, Tyne and Wear NHS Foundation Trust provide a useful self-help guide to managing stress.
A mindfulness course which is available online for improved mental wellbeing (£30).
Samaritans is a free, 24-hour helpline which is open 7 days a week offering support to anyone if they are feeling distressed or in despair.
Northumberland, Tyne and Wear NHS Foundation Trust provide a useful self-help guide to overcoming sleep difficulties.
A new telephone support service which is free of charge has been started to support those who are worried about Coronavirus. You can receive a weekly call to have a chat, check how you are and help you solve any practical problems you might be experiencing.
You will be invited to leave your name and telephone number on an answer phone for a team member to call you back as soon as possible (during normal working hours).
Age UK Bucks COVID 19 Support group/Info pages:
Regular updates, with everything you need to know about Covid-19 Coronavirus Support/Community help, staying connected, how to get food and stay safe at home and online.
The Silver Line offers a confidential, free helpline for people aged 55 or over which is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Silver Line offers advice, information and friendship; such as weekly friendship calls, facilitated group phone calls between people who have shared topics of interest, as well protecting and supporting older people from abuse and neglect.
Carers UK have published guidance for carers regarding what support is accessible to them, and the person they are caring for, during the Coronavirus outbreak.
Age UK’s physical activity service, Generation Games, offers an online video for home exercising for people over the age of 50.
Turn2us is a national charity helping people when times get tough. They provide financial support to help people get back on track with a range of tools including benefits calculators and specific advice around your personal circumstances.
Stay up to date with the latest government information and advice for employers, employees and businesses.
The Advisory, Conciliation and Arbitration Service can offer online and telephone guidance on employment related matters.
This service can provide free advice on your employment rights and ways to solve problems at work.
Provides information, advice and guidance to help you make decisions on learning, training and work.
Jobcentre Plus is the part of the Department for Work and Pensions which delivers working-age support services.
The Coronavirus helpline is a help line specifically for the self-employed and businesses who are struggling due to the current situation. They can provide advice and guidance on tax and benefits you may be eligible for.
The service is able to discuss your needs with you and how to access food banks.
Allows you to search for food banks near you in a network of food banks in the UK.
The following links provide information about accessing food banks in the Buckinghamshire area and can be contacted to explore gaining access to food due to financial difficulties.
Emergency support from Buckinghamshire council for food (also emergency utilities):
Aylesbury Food bank:
Tel: 01296 395514 (Mon-Thurs 10:30am-5pm)
Chiltern Food bank:
Tel: 01494 775668
Provides helpful housing advice in light of Coronavirus, including rent payment problems and income and benefits.
Whatever you are doing, remember to take the recommended health advice to stay well physically.
For more ideas, visit Mental Health Matters’ guide to Mental wellbeing while staying at home.
Covid-19 update: We are currently supporting people safely and effectively mainly through the use of digital solutions or telephone appointments, although there are some in-person appointments available. If you have any questions about this please contact us.