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Mental Health Support

The Coronavirus Pandemic is a very difficult time for everyone and more so for Carers.

Click HERE for a resource pack which provides an overview of psychosocial approaches and general guidance for people supporting individuals and communities affected by the coronavirus outbreak (COVID-19)

Click HERE for Governement guidance on mental health support.

Please click HERE for some FREE exercise classes throughout June for Carers to help improve their mental health.

Free weight management programme is now online
LBBD popular weight management sessions and healthy eating programmes are now accessible online. You can take part in a whole host of live sessions for all ages including exercise and dance classes, family healthy eating and play and communication classes. Or if you just fancy meeting new people and having a chin wag you can take part in one of our virtual coffee mornings.
Sessions are FREE and the programme is updated each week. For more information visit www.lbbd.gov.uk/newme-healthy-lifestyle

Please see the below support services and information to help you and your family during this time.


Samaritans - call any time, day or night (Free) – Telephone no:  116 123

Big White Wall – an online support forum – website:  www.bigwhitewall.com

Young People: 

Childline – Telephone no:  0800 1111

Kooth – Free, safe and anonymous online support for young people – website:  www.kooth.com

Many organisations have created useful booklets and information for those struggling during the current Pandemic. Please click on the below relevant titles to access the information needed to suit your needs.

Coping with Anxiety during Covid-19

Relaxed Breathing

Simple Thought Record

How to manage drinking through a global health crisis

An online event, "Anxiety support group" is ongoing - https://bit.ly/2QQPiNE
An online event, "Support groups and online forum for working online during the pandemic" is ongoing, starting 3rd April - https://bit.ly/2xsLZ8A

BEAT Eating Disorders - BEAT have experienced a 30% increase in demand for services and recognise that many people are really struggling with managing their disorder during lockdown. With the help of eating disorders clinicians, they have put together guidance to respond to questions about health, food and exercise, treatment etc click on the below link to access the information.https://www.beateatingdisorders.org.uk/coronavirus

Bipolar UK have a blog around coping with the disorder during the currrent Pandemic. Click HERE to visit the information.

Throughout this time you may be finding things difficult and struggling to cope. Elefriends is a supportive online community, that you can use to talk to others in a similar situation and share coping techniques. This is a safe place to listen, share and be heard https://www.elefriends.org.uk/