Mental health is a very regular topic and resources in the county are limited. We currently don’t have a mental health worker at the surgery which is a real shame, but the Primary Care Network are trying to recruit. In the interim, I thought it might be helpful to precis what’s out there and what patients can access themselves directly. If anyone wanted specific help and support, they can of course come and see one of the GPs at the surgery, and they can be referred on but they may prefer to access help and support directly via any of the links below:-
Cornwall Partnership Foundation Trust has put together a website of information and support that you may like to share:- https://www.cornwallft.nhs.uk/help-for-adults
Specifically, this bit may be of help:-
Cornwall Mind – Cornwall Mind (formerly Carrick and Restormel Mind) provides a range of wellbeing services for people who experience mental health problems. Cornwall Mind was formed in 2019 but both Carrick and Restormel Mind have been supporting local people for over 26 years. Website: www.cornwallmind.org
Cornwall Council COVID and mental health wellness page – www.cornwall.gov.uk/health-and-social-care/mental-health/coronavirus-and-mental-wellbeing/
This page from Cornwall Council has guidance to help improve your mental wellbeing or provide support for someone else. Find out how to support your overall wellbeing, how to manage anxiety and guidance about financial concerns.
Cornwall Council – Mental Wellbeing Guidance – www.cornwall.gov.uk/health-and-social-care/mental-health/coronavirus-and-mental-wellbeing/mental-wellbeing-guidance/
These guides may help you to improve your mental wellbeing. They may help you to provide support for someone else in your household or wider community.
The Samaritans – Whatever you’re going through, you can call the Samaritans at any time, from any phone for FREE. Call 116 123 to talk to Samaritans or email: email@example.com for a reply within 24 hours
MIND – Mind provide advice and support to empower anyone experiencing a mental health problem. The website has information about mental illness and ways to access support and advice for you or someone you might be worried about. www.mind.org.uk
Side by Side :- www.sidebyside.mind.org.uk/about
NHS Every Mind Matters – https://www.nhs.uk/every-mind-matters/
NHS website that provides advice and practical tips to help you look after your mental health and wellbeing.
NHS National Mental Health Home Page – www.nhs.uk/mental-health
Qwell – Offer a safe and confidential space to share experiences and gain support from their online community and qualified professionals. The website also has helpful tools and articles on how you can manage your own mental health. www.qwell.io
Help for under 19-year-olds can be found here: Help for U19’s | Cornwall Partnership NHS Foundation Trust (cornwallft.nhs.uk) where there are links to access specific help for specific issues.