Mental Health

What is mental health?

Mental health includes our emotional, psychological, and social well-being.

It affects how we think, feel, and act.

It also helps determine how we handle stress, relate to others, and make choices.

Mental health is important at every stage of life, from childhood and adolescence through adulthood.

Mental Health during Covid 19

It's okay to not be okay. Please don’t struggle alone.

 

Call the Nottinghamshire Mental Health advice line on 0300 555 0730, 9am-11pm, 7 days a week.

Take the first step to feel better.

 

In a mental health crisis? Please call 0808 196 3779 available 24/7.

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Counselling and therapy

You can self refer for counselling & psychological therapies, free on the NHS, by contacting any of the three services below. You do not need to speak to your GP before doing so.

 

Insight Healthcare

0300 555 5582

http://tinyurl.com/nottsinsight

Let's Talk Wellbeing

0115 9560888

https://www.iaptportal.co.uk/ltwnott.html

Trent PTS

0115 8963160

http://www.trentpts.co.uk/self-referral/

 

Self help online

You can access self help, advice, and CBT/interventions via a number of online resources.

Information about depression, anxiety stress, poor sleep - its symptoms and possible causes, and how you can access treatment and support; includes tips on caring for yourself.

https://web.ntw.nhs.uk/selfhelp/

https://www.nhsinform.scot/illnesses-and-conditions/mental-health

 

Apps for your phone

These days so many of us use apps in our everyday life for anything from shopping to entertainment to travel, but have you considered using them to look after your wellbeing and mental health?

https://www.mindcharity.co.uk/advice-information/how-to-look-after-your-mental-health/apps-for-wellbeing-and-mental-health/

SHOUT 85258

Shout 85258 is a free, confidential, 24/7 text message service for anyone in need of support in the UK.

Their trained Shout Volunteers can help with issues including anxiety, depression, suicidal thoughts, relationship problems, sexuality, money worries.

Text SHOUT to 85258 to speak to a volunteer today.

SAM App - Anxiety Management on your Mobile

SAM is a friendly app that offers a range of self-help methods for people who are serious about learning to manage their anxiety.

SAM has been developed by a university team of psychologists, computer scientists and student users. Established methods of self-help have been combined with high standards of usability to provide an engaging, flexible, and practical resource.

https://sam-app.org.uk/

 

Silvercloud

SilverCloud is an online course to help you manage stress, anxiety and depression. You work through a series of topics selected by a therapist to address specific needs.

The eight-week course is designed to be completed in your own time and at your own pace.

https://www.silvercloudhealth.com/

 

Sleepio - help with sleep

Sleepio is an online sleep improvement programme, clinically proven to help you fall asleep faster, stay asleep through the night, and give you more energy during the day if you follow the programme correctly. 

The programme is based on Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for insomnia (CBTi). You can use it to learn cognitive techniques to help tackle the racing mind and behavioural strategies to help reset sleeping patterns naturally, without relying on sleeping pills.

https://www.sleepio.com/

 

Useful links and information leaflets to download

Samaritans

Samaritans offer a safe place for you to talk any time you like, in your own way – about whatever’s getting to you. You don’t have to be suicidal. Call Samaritans free, 24 hours a day 365 days a year.

Email: jo@samaritans.org

Telephone: 116 123

Website: www.samaritans.org