Mental Health Services
During these unprecedented and uncertain times of the Coronavirus pandemic, it is only natural that most people will be experiencing some degree of stress, anxiety and worry. Not only is it important to look after our physical health during this period, but also our mental health and wellbeing.
Please find some resources below that may prove useful during these testing times. If you are worried about your mental health and recognise that it is deteriorating, please do contact the surgery and a GP will discuss your concerns and provide further support as needed. Please also see details of our Wellbeing service.
If you are feeling low, anxious, stressed or depressed, please explore this list of support services available locally in Stockport. Services include counselling, bereavement support, domestic violence support and alcohol services.
Mind, the mental health charity, is an invaluable source of
information for anyone struggling with their mental health. They have
an excellent section on Coronavirus and your Wellbeing including
planning for being indoors for 2 weeks, taking care of your mental
health during this time, and a checklist for staying at home.
Mental Health Foundation
The Mental Health Foundation provides great support and research
to help promote good mental health. They have specific tips for staying positive
during this time.
Guided Meditation and Mindfulness
The apps below can be downloaded onto your phone. The guided meditation and mindfulness is fantastic and making sure you have focused stress-relief within your day.
Headspace is offering free GLOBAL support during the outbreak
Calm also have some free resources to help support mental and emotional wellness
Happify is also a free app to help overcome anxiety and negative thoughts.
The Hub of Hope is an online database of local organisations
and charities who offer mental health support. You can access
the organisations closest to you by searching using your postcode.
Stockport Healthy Minds offer support and treatment
if you're experiencing symptoms such as difficulty sleeping,
low mood, stress, worry or anxiety, feelings of hopelessness or
panic attacks. You can access the service by completing the online
referral form. This is how you access CBT (cognitive behavioural
Talking to children
Not only is this a stressful time for adults, but children also pick up on anxiety and worry surrounding them. This article has some good advice on how to talk to children about coronavirus.
This lovely book by Manuela Molina can support and reassure our children under the age of 7, regarding COVID-19.
If you feel your child is struggling with their mental health during this time, please do not hesitate to contact us for further advice and support.