Supporting people that have mental health conditions or use our Trust services
We understand the impact that coronavirus can have on people with mental health conditions, including those people that use NHS services like ours. Some conditions such as anxiety and OCD may be heightened; it’s important to know that you are not alone and there is always support.
Alongside the rest of the NHS, we may have to make changes to appointments to help prevent the spread of the virus. For example, we may have to cancel face-to-face appointments unless it’s an emergency, or take protective measures during appointments such as keeping two metres apart or wearing protective clothing.
If you use our services, the mental health team who supports you will let you know of any changes and will be there to support you and ensure that you have necessary contact details. We can also provide you with ways that you can help yourself.
It’s important that you continue to take your medication and look after yourself.
The British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) has more information on how to cope if you’re feeling anxious about coronavirus.
NHS.uk has a list of NHS-approved mental health helplines and websites too, all of which have lots of resources and information around managing your mental health condition during the coronavirus outbreak.
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