How to cope with lockdown lifting. Tips from the NHS for managing anxiety.
A prayer for all those affected by coronavirus
Keep us, good Lord,
under the shadow of your mercy.
Sustain and support the anxious,
be with those who care for the sick,
and lift up all who are brought low;
that we may find comfort
knowing that nothing can separate us from your love
in Christ Jesus our Lord.
You can join us in prayer.
If you are finding things hard: Samaritans can help support you or advise you how to be helpful.
A reflection on the last year from Germinate.
Derbyshire’s free mental support health line 0800 028 0077 24/7 offers support and guidance to residents of all ages from mental health professionals. Joined Up Care have collated a number of useful resources to help you look after your well being.
There may be issues in your life that would impact anyones mental health. For sources of help on Debt, Domestic abuse, Food poverty etc go to Credit Union page. Be encouraged / encourage people you speak to to take control, to seek help and make plans rather than ignore these issues.
Support for carers’ during the Covid-19 crisis from Derbyshire Carers Association.
Resources for support during the Coronavirus pandemic
‘Supporting Good Mental Health’ written by Prof. Chris Cook : A series of reflections on how to cope with anxiety and loneliness in the face of the coronavirus pandemic, including simple Christian meditation techniques. Seven of the reflections are available as a podcast along with a downloadable copy of the leaflet.
Support and advice for farming communities from Farmwell.
Mental Health Support including local services.
Mental Health and Suicide prevention services from Derbyshire Mental Health Forum.
Derbyshire Mental Health Support Line 0800 028 0077. Available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Derbyshire recovery and peer support service
Offers targeted goal-focused support, developing peer support and volunteer opportunities across Derbyshire and also peer support groups where there is a need.
Clergy Wellbeing information can be found here.
Support on the issue of suicidal thoughts and actions
Small Talk Saves Lives – Everyday small talk. YouTube campaign from The Samaritans
You can contact the Samaritans free from any phone on 116 123
Bereavement support and resources from Suicide Bereavement UK
Recent research into lived experience of bereavement through death by suicide: from grief to hope published 2020 by Manchester University.
For local support on bereavement by suicide Survivors Of Bereavement by Suicide or 'SOBS' email for local groups or find helpline support at tel 0300 111 5065.
The Tomorrow Project is here to help anyone bereaved or affected by suicide regardless of relationship to the person they lost.
Email, Tel: 01246 541935 or an online referral form and other bereavement support can be found on this website under ‘suicide prevention’
Dementia Support info sheet from Joined up Care.
Alzheimer’s Society Dementia Talking Point
Online forum offering support for those with dementia and their carers’
National Dementia Helpline: 0300 222 1122
Young Dementia UK
Children and young people
Information and resources around mental health for schools from Sarah Brown.
Suggestions for those wanting to offer support to someone: family, friend or colleague, plus helpful tips during covid-19 from Time to Change
Free training for professionals working with children and young people and families in Derbyshire from Joined Up Derbyshire, NHS Derby and Derbyshire CCG.
Derbyshire County Council offer Mental Health First Aid training to people living and working in Derbyshire (outside City) which is recommended and available locally/virtually see availability.
Suicide Awareness training is available as e learning in advance and a virtual course (zoom) the first dates were fully booked, look out for more dates soon. This is free but does not include Derby City. Alternatives from the county project located with Erewash CVS.
Suicide Prevention in Derbyshire benefits from trailblazer funding.
Also see the learning opportunties from external organisations.
Recommended resources/ information networks
Derbyshire Mental Health Forum run a network meeting for community groups, contact email for details of the next one.
Derbyshire Voluntary Action mental health liaison service news
Mental Health Together Feb 2021 newsletter.
National Suicide Prevention Alliance 2020 resources.
The Alzheimer’s Society have an informative website around dementia and Alzheimer’s disease. There is also the opportunity to train as a Dementia Champion to be able to lead the Dementia Friends course.