We recognise that Covid-19 will be having a significant effect on mental wellbeing for all patients, whether needing mental health support previously or not.
We would encourage you to get in touch with you GP practice if you are suffering with your mental wellbeing and need more support.
Further support can be given at the following sites:
Cheshire and Wirral Partnership
Local NHS Trust, Cheshire and Wirral Partnership (CWP), has launched a new mental health helpline for residents of Cheshire West, Cheshire East and Wirral.
What to do if you need urgent mental health help:
- Please call 0300 303 3972 and our dedicated local NHS staff will support you to access the help you need;
- The helpline is open 24 hours a day, seven days a weekand is open to people of all ages – including children and young people;
- The helpline is now the first port of call for mental health help– it is operated by people in your local area who will know how best to support you. If you call NHS111 you may have to wait longer for help and will be re-directed to this local service – so call 0300 303 3972;
- Please note, A&E and 999 are not the best placesto get help for the majority of mental health problems – call 0300 303 3972 to be directed to the best local service to support you;
- You should still call 999 or go to A&E if you have an immediate, life-threatening emergencyrequiring mental or physical health assistance;
- For non-urgent help and general wellbeing advice, the CWP website contains information and links to resources to support people with anxiety, low mood, and worries relating to the current Covid-19 pandemic www.cwp.nhs.uk
- For children and young people there is also a dedicated website MyMind.org.uk
Online Support for Young People
A website has been created to support young people to stay emotionally and physically well during these incredibly stressful and anxious times. Please visit www.neurolove.org or click here.