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Covid 19 Update – All group courses have now been cancelled.

Posted on 13/03/20

All one to one appointments in the service will now be over the telephone. Apologies for any inconvenience.

Local Support

Mind Breathing Space phone line support service 5:30pm-11:30pm 01225 983110.

Compassion Community Hub advice line 03002470050

Wellbeing College wellbeing resources, Live online support group meet-up, Live online meditation class.

Wellbeing Options website of supplies and meal services.

Food Banks

Top tips on anxiety management during COVID19

It is OK to feel vulnerable and overwhelmed as we read the news about the outbreak, especially if you have experienced trauma or a mental health problem in the past, or if you have a long-term physical health condition that makes you more vulnerable to the effects of the coronavirus.

  • Limit the amount of time you spend reading/watching the news/social media about the virus. Consider muting or unfollowing accounts or hashtags that cause you to feel anxious.
  • Use trusted sources of information. You can get up-to-date information and advice on the virus;
  • Try to stay connected – Try and keep in touch with your friends and family, by telephone, email or social media, or contact a helpline for emotional support.
  • Focus on the things you can do to look after our physical and mental health; We should be aware of avoiding increasing habits that may not be helpful in the long term, like smoking and drinking. Do stress management techniques, keep active and eat a balanced diet.


Advice on how to look after your mental health;

Focus on problem solving and the things you can do to feel more in control: Problem solving booklet by CCI

Try and practice mindfulness/ grounding techniques such as 5,4,3,2,1 – when feeling overwhelmed:

Use PMR for muscle relaxation: PMR on CCI

Managing worry and uncertainty; Anxiety and worry booklet on CCI, Anxiety and worry worksheet on CCI

Financial advice advice for employees and employers

Advice for the self employed

Banes Council Welfare support

Debt advice Step Change

Financial advice Money Advice Service



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