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COVID-19 Well-Being & Mental Health Support

 

Additional crisis support and advice is available from the organisations at the foot of this page

We are a group of local counsellors, coaches, and therapists who are offering free professional listening support to the South Brent and surrounding community during the current crisis.

We understand the extra stress, strain and anxiety that is now part of all of our lives and its perfectly normal to feel worried.   Often it helps to talk.

The opportunity to talk about what you are feeling in a safe environment can have a positive impact on your stress levels and well-being.  We can listen to whatever you feel the need to say, without judgement. 

This is not therapy, counselling or coaching.  You will be offered a period of half an hour where someone will simply listen to you.

If you live in one of the Parishes which we cover in South Brent Caring and you would like this support, please call us on the dedicated helpline and leave a voice message with your phone number and one of us will be in touch to agree a mutually convenient time. 

Anything you say will be heard with an open-hearted acceptance and will be held in complete confidence, unless there is a real concern for your, or another’s, safety.

Well-Being & Mental Health Helpline: 01364 204357

 

Other Sources of Help, Particularly in this Crisis

 

If your anxiety or stress is urgent and intense then in the first instance contact The Samaritans:  Call Samaritans on 116 123 from any phone, or if time is less pressing email them at  jo@samaritans.org

 

Rethink Mental Illness has plenty of advice for those with more serious mental health challenges.  The blue logo has plenty of COVID-19 updated advice; the red button below gives suggested pathways for help now.                                 

                                                                                                                 Get Help Now via Rethink

 

If you, or someone you know, is suffering
domestic abuse, visit the
Victim Care website at the victim care logo for ways to get help.

 

 

Citizens Advice also has help for those suffering domestic violence or abuse.  Click on the logo to the left to find out more.

 

 

For general information on safeguarding your mental health, visit this 
NHS  Every Mind Matters link. 

With the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge as Patrons, this is an accessible resource for everyone,from those slightly worried, to those with more serious issues.


It may be that your needs are more challenging than can be met by a listening service such as ours, or it may be you prefer to engage with the Parish Church.  The links below provide more established places to go.

 For those who find solace through the Parish Church follow the link below for contact details 

St Petroc’s and St Mary’s