Resources for a Second Lockdown

Coronavirus has created a lot of uncertainty. In light of the recent announcements of a second lockdown, we have complied a collection of our already published blogs to help you cope during this time. Some points cover 'coming out of lockdown', but we feel the information on helping with subjects such as change or anxiety is still relevant and helpful.

Many people are experiencing feelings of fear and uncertainty during this time, the virus "ticks all the boxes" to trigger a distress response. Worries about finances, health concerns and loved ones can lead to a natural response to life's events. Being forced to adapt to new routines yet again, such as social distancing, self-isolation, home schooling or compulsory interaction with family adds to the issue.

With little control over our lives many of us are reporting feeling overwhelmed by a sense of heightened anxiety, hyper vigilance, fear and loss of meaning. Thankfully there are ways to cope - and to help prevent future mental health issues developing.

SECE Mind COVID-19 Updates and Information

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

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 Virtual Bucket Collection

South East and Central Essex Mind, 112a Southchurch Road

Southend-on-Sea, Essex, SS1 2LX

Charity registration number 1148451