Mental Health and Wellbeing

We all have mental health and it’s just as important as our physical health. On this page you will find information about mental health and wellbeing and the support available. 

Please note that the provision of some of the groups and services listed on this web page may be impacted by the current national coronavirus situation. For more up-to-date information please contact the individual service.

The NHS is there to support your mental health during the coronavirus pandemic, as well as your physical health. If you are facing mental health issues or are concerned about the mental health of your child you can contact your GP. You could also contact one of the helplines or services listed in the Support section of this page.

If you require urgent mental health support please read the Urgent Help section on this page.

Find out how to approach difficult conversations and how to be there when someone speaks up in the Heads Together Talking Mental Health Guide. More tips on how to start a difficult conversation can be found on the Samaritans website.

Mental Health Awareness Week 2021 (10 - 16 May)

Connecting with nature can improve our wellbeing and this is the theme of Mental Health Awareness Week 2021.

Nature can improve your mood, reduce feelings of stress, help you take time out and feel more relaxed, and help you be more active.

Here are some ideas for ways to connect with nature:

As restrictions ease, we’re all going through a period of readjustment. If you are feeling worried about going out, this Managing Worry video we created with the NHS Talk Plus talking therapy service offers some tips to help you manage these feelings:

You can find more advice on managing feelings about lockdown easing on the national Mind website.

It is important to enjoy the countryside in a safe and respectful way. Please take a look at this Countryside Code leaflet for guidance on how you can respect, protect and enjoy the countryside.

Mental Health and Wellbeing

Mental wellbeing is the foundation for a positive outlook on life. Although it does not mean that we are happy all the time, it does mean that we are more resilient and able to cope with life’s inevitable ups and downs.

Evidence suggests there are 5 steps you can take to improve your mental health and wellbeing. Trying these things could help you feel more positive and able to get the most out of life. 

Every Mind Matters provides simple tips and advice to help you take care of your mental wellbeing. You can also get tailored advice and tips by completing their Your Mind Plan quiz.

We all have times when we feel down or stressed or frightened. Most of the time those feelings pass. But sometimes they develop into a more serious problem and that could happen to any one of us. Find information about types of mental health problems on the Mind website.

If you are experiencing stress, feelings of anxiety or low mood, you can use the NHS mental health and wellbeing advice website for self-assessment, audio guides and practical tools.

Coronavirus and your wellbeing

We know it can be difficult not seeing family and friends and the coronavirus outbreak is impacting us all differently, so it is really important we take care of our wellbeing.

The charity Mind has created a special web page about coronavirus and your wellbeing.

The Better Health - Every Mind Matters website has a Coronavirus and mental wellbeing information hub.

The Young Minds website has advice on talking to your child about coronavirus, as well as advice for young people about looking after their mental health while self-isolating.

Support

In the sections below you will find Information about websites, helplines, and services to support your mental health and wellbeing.

Disclaimer: please note that information, websites, resources and apps are suggestions only and are not endorsed by Hart District Council.