New psychological wellbeing guidance
Cornwall Council and the Cornwall and Isles of Scilly Health & Care Partnership have produced leaflets around psychological wellbeing, aiming to help people deal with stress and anxiety that may increase at this time. The leaflet includes signposting to various other support organisations, and is aimed at individuals, and for employers to share with staff or volunteers.
There are several editions available:
Standard edition, for adults over 16: Coronavirus and Psychological Wellbeing guide
Large print edition for adults over 16: Coronavirus and Psychological Wellbeing guide Large Print
Edition for people who are shielding – large print as standard: Coronavirus and Mental Wellbeing_People Shielding_Large Print
There will be an edition produced soon in Easy Read for people with learning disabilities.
Contact Cornwall VSF on firstname.lastname@example.org if you need a bulk order of paper copies of these leaflets.
Other helpful leaflets are available on the Council’s website, including for people who are pregnant, carers, experiencing suicidal thoughts, students, those with OCD, and others.
Looking after your mental health and wellbeing
While we may all react differently, being worried at this time and needing a bit of extra help with your mental wellbeing is completely normal. Cornwall Council’s Five Ways to Wellbeing is designed to offer you a host of tips and advice on nourishing and protecting you mental health, with specialised information on:
- Connecting with others
- Being active
- Continuing to learn
- Supporting others
- Taking notice of your environment
It is also important to take the time to relax, eat well, stay hydrated and maintain healthy and active lifestyles that include good quality regular sleeping patterns. Further information can be found on the Every Mind Matters web pages.
Cornwall Council’s website has further mental health information, and Start Now for has mental health information for young people. In addition, you can find out more information from the Kernow Clinical Commissioning Group mental wellbeing pages for children and adults.
Need to speak to someone?
To talk to someone about your mental wellbeing you can call the 24/7 NHS mental health telephone support, advice and triage help line – 0800 038 5300. Support is available to anyone, regardless of age, all day every day. If you or someone you know feels they need to access urgent mental health support, they will listen to you and asses how best to help.
Your GP or NHS Direct 111 is also available if you need support with your mental wellbeing.