Because the Isle of Wight – and the world – offers with the coronavirus outbreak, individuals are searching for methods to ‘swap off’ and take care of their psychological well being throughout this unsure time.
From leaflets, to on-line steerage – and meditation – many individuals are in want of some assist and downtime.
In these unsettling instances, it’s not solely bodily well being that is likely to be challenged, but additionally psychological well being.
This may very well be whether or not you have already got a identified psychological well being situation or are experiencing low moods, stress, anxiousness or melancholy for the primary time due to your issues concerning the illness.
Or chances are you’ll simply merely be discovering it onerous to manage with out the social actions and interactions that you’d usually have or discovering it troublesome having to remain at dwelling.
If you’re feeling weak or want assist, name 01983 823600.
The Isle of Wight Council, NHS and CCG (Medical Commissioning Group) are working onerous to develop a variety of assets for anybody in the neighborhood who is likely to be struggling or simply needs some recommendation and steerage.
A leaflet has been produced with some rapid key info that it hopes will assist.
What can I do to assist myself first?
In addition to a number of the ideas listed above, there are a selection of helpful on-line web sites, similar to: mind.org.uk or mentalhealth.org.uk or https://www.nhs.uk/oneyou/every-mind-matters/which have info, podcasts and different instruments you could discover, learn or hearken to.
There are additionally NHS authorised apps which you’ll be able to obtain from https://www.nhs.uk/apps-library/category/mental-health/ or you would discover mindfulness workouts (Google seek for NHS Solent Guided Mindfulness).
‘Suppose Ninja’ can be a helpful App for kids and younger folks and might be downloaded free of charge from the App retailer for all Android and Apple good telephones and tablets.
The Isle of Wight Group Psychological Well being Wellbeing Service additionally runs a web site https://isorropia.uk/ and a devoted Fb web page with useful ideas and knowledge https://www.facebook.com/isorropiafoundation/
What if I would like extra assist?
If you happen to want extra assist and simply wish to chat to somebody about your issues, these helplines could also be helpful to you:
There are additionally devoted helplines for fogeys, kids and younger folks too:
If you’re an older individual, or caring for somebody who’s older, recommendation and assets can be found on:
If you happen to or somebody you take care of has dementia, you’ll find info, assist and recommendation from:
If you’re aged 18 or over, you’ll be able to contact the Group Psychological Well being Secure Haven the place educated professionals can focus on your psychological well being issues and offer you some assist. Phone: 01983 520168 or by electronic mail: [email protected] This service operates Monday to Friday between 5pm and 10pm and 10am-10pm (weekends and financial institution holidays).
What if I’ve reached a disaster level?
In case your psychological or emotional state rapidly will get worse or in case you are frightened about somebody you recognize then entry to all psychological well being companies on the Island is supplied by means of the Single Level of Entry Providers which function 24 hours a day, seven days per week. The specialist evaluation crew might be contacted on 01983 522214.
If you’re experiencing misery or despair you can too speak to the Samaritans on their confidential, free helpline Tel: 116 123 seven days per week, 24 hours a day.
What if I’m caring for another person and wish assist?
If you’re caring for another person and wish assist, then you’ll be able to phone Carers IW 01983 533173 (Monday-Friday between 9am and 4pm). You can too name on the weekend, however that is for pressing calls solely and between 10am and 4pm.
Samaritans supply a pleasant ear on the tip of the telephone 24 hours a day – and it’s free.
Simply dial 116 123.
Maintain secure and properly.