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Mental health wellbeing

Patients over 16 years can now self refer for talking therapies (counselling and cognitive behavioural therapy). They can help people experiencing emotional difficulties, such as anxiety, depression, worry, low mood, insomnia and stress. They also provide help and support for carers, those who may need support through pregnancy or the postnatal period, as well as people living with a long term physical health condition.

http://www.hpft.nhs.uk/services/community-services/wellbeing-service/

0300 777 0707

Of course, please also book an appointment with one of our doctors for any advice, guidance and support.

 

Coronavirus

If you feel Coronavirus is affecting your mental health, please see links below for help:

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/covid-19-guidance-for-the-public-on-mental-health-and-wellbeing

https://www.mentalhealth.org.uk/coronavirus

https://www.nhs.uk/oneyou/every-mind-matters

https://www.mind.org.uk/information-support/coronavirus-and-your-wellbeing/

https://www.nhs.uk/oneyou/every-mind-matters/coronavirus-covid-19-staying-at-home-tips/

https://www.who.int/docs/default-source/coronaviruse/coping-with-stress.pdf?sfvrsn=9845bc3a_2

https://www.actionforhappiness.org/media/863032/coping_calendar.jpg

If you feel you need more support, you can self refer to the Wellbeing team: 

https://www.hpft.nhs.uk/services/community-services/wellbeing-service/  or call them on 0300 777 0707

If you need support around a child or young person's emotional wellbeing, learning or development, contact ContactLine on 01992 588574

Or visit https://youngminds.org.uk/

Or find more support here: Coronavirus Support for young people and their families

For domestic abuse support during the coronavirus pandemic: http://www.safelives.org.uk/

Teenage mental health

We know that it can be difficult to talk to people when you're having difficulties with your mental health. Doc Ready helps you get ready for the first time you visit a doctor to discuss your mental health. Please click on the link below:

http://www.docready.org/#/home

Other useful resources:

Childrens' wellbeing practitioners: 01992 556405/ 0300 123 4043

Youthtalk counselling 01727 868684

https://kooth.com

http://www.youthtalk.org.uk

https://www.elefriends.org.uk/

https://www.headspace.com

Apps for children and young people

Smiling Mind

Big White Wall

Calm

BlueIce

Support for victims of abuse/ for those with concern about others

https://www.hertsdomesticabusehelpline.org/ 088 088 088

National Domestic Violence Helpline https://www.nationaldahelpline.org.uk/  0808 2000 247

https://www.hertssunflower.org/herts-sunflower.aspx

http://www.safelives.org.uk/

https://www.childline.org.uk/ 0800 1111

Experience the benefits of exercise - Hertfordshire Health walks

A free countryside initiative, helping everyone (of all ages and abilities) to get outdoors, get more active and experience the social, physical and mental health benefits of exercise.

www.hertfordshire.gov.uk/healthwalks

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