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Cambridgeshire & Peterborough Adults Mental Health Support

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The coronavirus outbreak has changed all of our lives. During times of uncertainty, we can feel anxious and stressed. Feelings of isolation, boredom and loneliness are natural. It’s important we keep talking to each other.

Stay in touch with friends and family to support mental health. The simplest thing we can do for mental wellbeing is to stay connected. Use the internet, telephone, even written letters, to reach out. Lift each other’s spirits by speaking and listening.

Connect online with others who are experiencing the same feelings. Online communities are an increasingly popular source of support.

Qwell is an online community for adults in Cambridgeshire and Peterborough. Find self-help resources and join in peer support through chat. You can also access safe and confidential one-hour sessions with a fully qualified counsellor via instant messaging.

Kooth is a free, confidential and anonymous online service for young people aged 11-18 years. Access support from trained counsellors until 10pm, 365 days a year. Peer-to-peer support through forums and a range of self-help resources.

Lifeline is a free, confidential and anonymous telephone helpline service available for adults in Cambridgeshire and Peterborough. The Line provides listening support and information to someone experiencing mental distress or if you are supporting someone else in distress. Available everyday 11am – 11pm on 0808 808 2121

Psychological Wellbeing Service - People can continue to self-refer to the Psychological Wellbeing Service. This service is set up to help those aged 17 and over who are suffering from mild to moderate depression and anxiety, you don't need a diagnosis to access the service. More information can be found here.

NHS 111 Mental Health Crisis Picture

Call 111 in a mental health crisis, if you, or someone you are worried about, is at risk of harm, the NHS First Response Services can help people of any age, at any time of day or night. Call 111 and select option 2

Other self-help resources can be found here

Create your own wellbeing plan here.


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