Looking after your mental health during COVID-19
Staying at home can cause issues for those who are experiencing or feel at risk of domestic abuse. You can find domestic violence support here.
Resources to look after your mind
- Find ways to take care of your mind during the COVID-19 outbreak on the Government's website.
- Read some creative ideas for staying social at home on the CALM website.
- Read tips on how to enjoy a more positive time online on the Young Minds website.
- Find a free app to help you with your mental health on the NHS website.
- If you have a mental health problem, you can access guidance on the Mind website.
Our physical health has a big impact on how we feel. The links below will help you stay active at home.
- Do a 10-minute workout from the NHS.
- Find the best free videos and apps to keep you moving at home on the NHS website.
- Browse the NHS Fitness Studio’s range of online exercise videos.
Mental health support
In a life-threatening emergency, phone 999 and ask for an ambulance.
- Find advice on how you can look after your mental health and wellbeing on the Government's website.
- Find free, safe and anonymous online support for young people aged 11–25 on the Kooth website.
- Take a look at Thrive LDN's toolkit to help you live a happier and healthier life on their website.
Community Connections Lewisham
If you are worried about your health or just feeling alone, Community Connections Lewisham can help.
Call Community Connections Lewisham on 0330 058 3464. Their lines are open 9.30am–4pm, Monday–Friday (closes at 1pm on Thursdays). Visit the Community Connections website.
24-hour help lines
All of these services are free and confidential.
- Samaritans: call 116 123 or visit the Samaritans website for mental health support
- Shout: text ‘SHOUT’ to 85258
- Young Minds (for young people): text ‘YM’ to 85258.
If you are worried about someone else
IAPT Lewisham offers a range of psychological therapies. Find out more about IAPT Lewisham here.