Coronavirus and your wellbeing

You might be worried about coronavirus (COVID-19) and how it affects your life. This may include having to stay at home and avoid other people.

You may be finding these unprecedented times difficult or stressful. But there are lots of things you can try that could help your wellbeing. 

This information is to help you cope if:

  • you’re feeling anxious or worried about coronavirus

  • you’re staying at home and avoiding public places, following Government advice that we should stay at home as much as possible 

  • you are self-isolating because you, or someone you live with, has symptoms of coronavirus. Self-isolating means that you stay home and keep away from other people. The NHS website has advice and information about self-isolation.

We have information to help cover:

Whilst we have needed to postpone events and face to face services to protect our cleints, staff and volunteer team and our community, we would like you to know that you can contact us by messaging our Facebook page or emailing and we will look to help you with any concerns or questions you may have around keeping mentally well during these unprecedented times.

Please consider supporting us and the local community during these unprecedented times by donating to our COVID-19 Appeal for Local Mental Health Services.

If you need urgent help and support

Samaritans are here to listen at any time of the day or night. You can talk to them about anything that's troubling you, no matter how difficult.

Call free on 116 123

Shout offers confidential 24/7 crisis text support for times when you need immediate assistance.

Text "SHOUT" to 85258

If you are under 35 you can call Papyrus's HopelineUK from 9am to 10pm weekdays and 2pm to 10pm on weekends.

Call HopelineUK on 0800 068 41 41

Text 07786 209697

South East and Central Essex Mind, 112a Southchurch Road

Southend-on-Sea, Essex, SS1 2LX

Charity registration number 1148451