Mental health and wellbeing directory - where you can find support during covidWatch
There's a lot of incredible organisations offering specific support around covid and mental health.
This thread is a place to gather those awesome resources. Please take a look and share this thread with anyone who might need it.
Mental health forum
How you’re staying on top of your mental health during the coronavirus lockdown
Practical advice for mental health support during the pandemic
Advice from mental health professionals on coping with school, university and exam cancellations
Coping with family relationships during lockdown: student questions answered
Coping with lockdown
Lockdown learning: how other GCSE and A-level students managed online study
The video games you’re playing to get you through lockdown
10 ways students are making their own lockdown fun
Eight ways students are making their video calls with friends more fun
Video content (with captions, audio and animations, approx 2 mins)
Good for younger students, includes easy-read articles and games. Nothing too specific about COVID.
Support service for children who use British Sign Language. You can sign to a counsellor.
Samaritans Self Help App
This is a desktop app (in-browser) which can help you with longer term MH habit tracking and creating a toolbox for yourself. You create a free account and can log mood, look for patterns, make safety plans, etc.
Advice for handling uncertainty
Article from Good Thinking London. Quite detailed and with lots of links out to other helpful resources. Informed by their clinical team.
Common MH questions/experiences - Young Minds
With practical tips and experiences shared by student bloggers
The Mix - advice for under 25s
Good MH stuff, but also includes things about tenancy rights, homelessness during covid, relationships, etc
Student Space - uni students
Good articles and links to support services (phone, email, text) for university aged students
15 ways to switch off - Blurt
Good for acknowledging how having a break from things like the internet can really help
NHS mental health service
Information about available NHS mental health services
Then we've got our tried and true support services for you to call/text/email:
If you're currently in a situation where you can't speak on the phone (if you don't have much privacy in your lockdown situ), do remember the above services also offer text message and email services, so don't let that be a reason not to chat to someone.
If you've got any helpful resources to add, please post them in the thread!
Take care of yourselves, everyone.
I do hope you hear back soon.