Be kind to yourself
These are hard times for everyone. A new way of life and no-one knows when it will end.
This situation can cause multiple anxieties, stress and an increase in loneliness. We feel we have very little control.
Age UK Somerset is part of the Somerset Mental Health Alliance
Together all of us partner organisations are working to ensure that there is always someone you can talk to when things get hard for you. Call Mindline Somerset on 01823 276892, or if you’d like a Friendly Phonecall call us on 01823 345610.
Watch the charities involved talking about the Mindline Helpline
On this page we will list some resources that may help us to look after our mental health.
Please contact us if there are more resources we should add.
- World Mental Health Day on 10th October. Call Open Mental Health ANY day for supportThe World Health Organisation recognises World Mental Health Day on 10 October every year. This year’s theme set by the World … Continued
- “We are here for you day or night” – Marcus Trescothick introduces a short video about the emotional support offered through MindlineMarcus Trescothick introduces this short video about how the NHS, Somerset County Council and local charities (including Age UK Somerset) have … Continued
- A little act of kindness can boost your Mental Health – Mental Health Awareness Week 18-24th MayMental Health Awareness Week is the UK’s national week to raise awareness of mental health and mental health problems and inspire … Continued
- 8 Tips for Relaxation from MindA video from Mind, the Mental Health Charity with tips on relaxing to look after yourself. “Exploring relaxation can help you … Continued
- Anxious about Coronavirus?This page from Age UK offers tips on how to reduce your anxiety. Read more at https://www.ageuk.org.uk/information-advice/coronavirus/coronavirus-anxious/
- Staying well at home by Age UKA comprehensive web page on wellbeing.
- Coronavirus and your well beingExcellent web page from Mind covering practical advice on staying well looking after your mental health. Visit the Mind “Coronavirus and … Continued
- NHS – Mental wellbeing while staying at homeTaking care of your mind as well as your body is really important while staying at home because of coronavirus (COVID-19). … Continued
- Looking after your mental health during the Coronavirus outbreakUseful piece by the Mental Health Foundation. Read the article here
- New information being added dailyIf there is something you would like to see here, please get in touch.
- Somerset Mental Health Alliance extends support in response to CoronavirusThe Somerset Mental Health Alliance (of which Age UK Somerset is a part) has expanded its services to support adults and … Continued
Friendly phone calls
If you are feeling lonely or a bit isolated and feel that a chat would help, get in touch! We have started a new Friendly Phone calls service which is just that!
Sign up and you will receive a phone call from one our friendly members of staff.
Call 01823 345610 to register
Please leave a message including your name and number
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