Mental health and COVID-19

Isolation and social distancing is very difficult for everybody, especially for those with existing mental health conditions. It can be a struggle for anyone to cope with isolation and the immense changes to our way of life.

Reach out if you need help. You are not alone.

The four Rutland GP practices are open 8am – 6.30pm. There have been changes in the way they are working which, include telephone and video appointments to keep you safe. You can book an appointment online or by telephone.

Find your local GP practice here

Other ways of getting help:

The 0116 295 3060 24 hour NHS phone support service run by Leicestershire Partnership Trust (LPT) is for people of all ages across Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland – including existing and previous service users and people who have never used mental health services before. It also supports carers and health and social care professionals looking for information and advice. If an individual requires an assessment, they will be referred to the appropriate service, such as a community mental health team or LPT’s crisis and home treatment team.

Ways to support your mental health

Free 24-hour listening support

Samaritans are here to listen at any time of the day or night. You can talk to them about anything that’s troubling you, no matter how difficult. Call free on 116 123 or visit the Samaritans website

Shout offers confidential 24/7 crisis text support for times when you need immediate assistance. Text “SHOUT” to 85258 or visit Shout Crisis Text Line

Rutland County Council has launched a crisis helpline for those who have been impacted by Covid-19 and have no one to support them. 01572 729603.

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