Mental health and wellbeing

01.05.2020

The coronavirus outbreak is affecting the way many of us live our lives, and it’s normal for this to impact on our mental health. Good mental health and positive wellbeing can help us all to cope better during this difficult period of uncertainty.

Adopting the ‘five ways to wellbeing’ can help residents improve their mental health and wellbeing. These five steps have been researched and developed by the New Economics Foundation and include stay connected, be active, keep learning, give and take notice.

Mental Health Helpline

A new mental health helpline for residents has been launched by the local NHS Trust, Cheshire and Wirral Partnership (CWP). The helpline is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week and is open to people of all ages, including children and young people who need urgent mental health support. The dedicated phone number is 0300 303 3972.

A free Mind Plan is available online, complete the quiz to get a free plan and tips to help improve your mood and feel better.

Further support and services are also available on the Live Well Cheshire West website and on the NHS Every Mind Matters pages.

For children and young people there is also a dedicated website MyMind.