Mental Health Support

Support during COVID-19

During the COVID-19 outbreak we will still be offering telephone appointments with our Social Prescriber.

Social Prescribing is designed to support people with a wide range of social, emotional or practical needs which is focussed on improving patients mental health and physical well-being. Social prescribers will support individuals using a person-centred approach, this may include helping develop social skills and strategies and supporting individuals to identify any unmet non-medical needs including social, emotional an financial needs.

Main points of patient focus include:

  • Poor housing
  • Debt
  • Stress
  • Loneliness
  • High service usage

Support can continue for as long as required, we do not have a set number of sessions. You will only be discharged when yourself and the social prescriber feel as though you have met your goals.

If this is something which you would be interested in please contact the surgery and ask to speak to Jayne who will arrange your appointment!


Where to get help during the COVID-19 pandemic

  • Impact Family Services – 07375788835 based in South Tyneside to support Domestic Abuse cases.
  • Angelou Centre (support for BME/refugees) –       0191 2260394
  • National Domestic Abuse Helpline – 0808 2000247
  • Men’s Advice Line -0808 8010327
  • National LGBT+ Domestic Abuse Helpline –         0800 9995428
  • Psychological wellbeing services – 0191 2832937
  • Crisis Team – 03031231145
  • https://web.ntw.nhs.uk/selfhelp/

Please see below links for self help guides:

Adult Mental health

Healthy Minds

Young People

Parents


The Suicide Prevention Network has produced a booklet, created by the Every Life Matters charity based in Cumbria, this provides advice and signpost to sources of support during COVID-19-  to reach those who may be more vulnerable or find it difficult to access online support.
 
The online version of the booklet can be downloaded from this page on the new Suicide Prevention Network website:

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