Mental Health - Helpful Information and Links
Anxiety UK phone line hours extended, no available until 10pm weeknights and 10am-8pm on weekends. 03444 775 774 (however, calls may not be free “Calls to this number are the same as dialling an 01 or 02 number. The national rate for these type of calls is generally up to 9p from landlines and from 3p to 55p on mobile phones. However, you made find that this cost is included in your phone plan.”)
(more info about these services:https://www.anxietyuk.org.uk/get-help/anxiety-uk-national-infoline-service/infoline-email-text-live-chat-services/)
Anxiety UK website
Coronavirus page link: https://www.anxietyuk.org.uk/coronanxiety-support-resources/
Samaritans have a web page relating to mental health during coronavirus: https://www.samaritans.org/scotland/how-we-can-help/support-and-information/if-youre-having-difficult-time/if-youre-worried-about-your-mental-health-during-coronavirus-outbreak/
- They have a short video on the above page to encourage people to talk about feelings and connect with others which could be shared.
- Lower in the page there are links to several other resources on various topics.
SAMH page specifically related to coronavirus https://www.samh.org.uk/about-mental-health/self-help-and-wellbeing/coronavirus-and-your-mental-wellbeing
- This is good as links will be relevant to our members as this is a Scottish based service.
- Includes links for practical issues such as claiming benefits due to coronavirus.
- Link to free daily mindfulness session with the Mindfulness association.
NHS page is easy to follow as they break things down into 12 steps to look after mental health, such as stay active, look after sleep, keep a daily routine, etc. with links to resources.
NHS24 Living Life
The Living Life service offers support to people in Scotland through guided self-help and cognitive behavioural therapy. You can access the service by referring yourself for an assessment by phoning 0800 328 9655 (Monday to Friday: 1pm - 9pm).
A confidential phone line for anyone in Scotland over the age of 16, feeling low, anxious or depressed.
General Advice and Support
West Dunbartonshire Citizens Advice Bureau
West Dunbartonshire CAB offers general advice and assistance across a wide range of subjects to local residents. A fuller explanation of these is given in the advice section. Where we cannot help you, we will do everything in our power to give you the contact details of someone who can.
West Dunbartonshire Community Volunteering Services
They currently have volunteers delivering food / medicine to people who can’t get out in their local area and we also have volunteers who are providing Telephone Befriending for those who are socially isolated.