I am struggling with my mental health and need someone to talk to

It is understandable to feel worried or anxious as Coronavirus is affecting all our lives. Those of us living with mental health problems are facing extra challenges too.

Havering MIND have a range of different online and telephone services available, and a member of our team is on hand to have an informal chat with you, and help you decide on the best individual avenue of support for you right now.

Whatever the concern, our experienced Gateway Telephone staff will provide the right support at the right time, by listening and helping with information. We can assess the situation and provide warm signposting to opportunities for mental health prevention, treatment and recovery.

The service is available on 01708 457040 Monday to Friday 9am – 7pm and Saturday and Sunday 10am – 3pm.

The service can also be reached via help@haveringmind.org.uk or reach.us@haveringmind.org.uk and through an online referral form on the website.

There are also many other organisations who are here to help, whatever your concern may be:

The Campaign Against Living Miserably (CALM) - 0800 585858

Anxiety UK – 03444 775774

Havering Samaritans – email jo@samaritans.org or call 116 123 for free

Become (The Charity for children in care, and young care leavers) - 0800 023 2033

Childline (For Under 19s in the UK)– 0800 1111

Kooth (Online mental wellbeing community for 11-24 year olds)

Mind has a mental health A-Z with guidance on a huge range of topics including addiction, eating problems and phobias

Take this ‘Mind Plan Quiz’ by the NHS’s Better Health, to get the top tips and advice for you

For those in school, college or university, BBC Bitesize has a great support section specifically to help young people through a range of concerns

Do you require support due to domestic abuse?

Some 1.2 million women and 700,000 men experience domestic violence each year, according to the Office for National Statistics.

Have a think about these statements:

Does your partner put you down all the time?

Does your ex-partner still try to control everything you do?

Does your child regularly make you feel scared and raise their hand to you?

Have you noticed that someone you know seems withdrawn and always presents with unexplained injuries?

Does your partner take all your wages and control all the finances?

Do you feel trapped in a volatile relationship, feeling like there is no way out?

She tells me that she only hit me because she drank a bottle of wine last night, but this keeps happening.

If any of these statements resembles your life, then you could be a victim of domestic abuse. Our Domestic Abuse Havering webpage has all you need to know to reach out and seek support.

Campaign Against Living Miserably (CALM) - 0800 585858

Anxiety UK – 03444 775774

Havering Samaritans - jo@samaritans.org or 116123

Become (Care Leavers) - 0800 023 2033

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