The coronavirus pandemic is causing emotional strain for many people who might be worrying about their friends and families, their health, jobs and finances. This, along with the lack of social contact, due to the social distancing restrictions, can make it more difficult for people to cope.
Hertfordshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust (HFPT) is providing increased access to help and support for people in Hertfordshire who are experiencing a mental health crisis, looking for mental health help or just need to talk.
If you need to talk to someone about your mental health, they are now a number of options
- Call NHS 111 and select Option 2, to go directly to our Single Point of Access (SPA) helpline o
- Call 0300 777 0707 which is open 24/7 or Email: firstname.lastname@example.org for non-urgent enquiries
- Alternatively, call our Out of Hours Helpline Tel: 01438 843322 which will divert to the SPA helpline
The Wellbeing Service continues to provide support to adults experiencing common mental health problems including depression and anxiety. The service offers free access to innovative digital, video and telephoned based talking therapies including a wide range of self-help webinars and resources. There is more information on the website.
Silver Cloud is a free online self-help programme that is proven to help with anxiety, stress and depression. The programme consists of informative and interactive modules which you can complete at your own pace to help improve your wellbeing. This programme is free for residents of Hertfordshire and Essex to use, with the access code: HPFT2020.