Even as lockdown is beginning to ease, our everyday lives are still being altered by the Covid-19 pandemic, causing many of us to feel unsettled, anxious or overwhelmed. If you are struggling with your mental health as a result of the pandemic, there are lots of resources available to support you. We've compiled some of these resources below, so you can find out where and how you can get the support you need.
Manchester Mind have changed the way they work in response to the Covid-19 pandemic. Most services are still running, but in remote ways. The following are key services that will be useful to young people and adults affected by poor mental health and potentially struggling in this current situation.
The Be Well service takes a non-clinical approach to better health and wellbeing. The service is open to any Manchester residents registered with a Manchester GP and offers support with:
- Work worries
- Money worries
- Housing and difficult living situations
- Family issues
- Long term heath conditions
- Smoking too much
- Stress, loneliness or if you’re feeling a bit low
You can find out more about Be Well on The Big Life Group's website.
Buzz Manchester is the NHS' health and wellbeing service, and offers advice and support on a number of health issues. They have created a Covid-19 Resource Hub, signposting to helplines for a issues including:
- Addiction and substance misuse
- Depression and low mood
- Self-help resources
- Sleep deprivation
We understand that poor mental health can have a widespread impact on our lives. Whatever you're going through, we want you to know that we are here to support you as much as possible.
If you are worried about rent, bills, benefits or debt, you can email our Advice Team for support.
If you are worried about your mental health, or anything else affecting your wellbeing, contact us and we will do our best to connect you with the support you need.