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Is coronavirus affecting your mental health? People in Gedling borough can contact service for support

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A free service that offers support with mental health issues is urging people in the borough who are struggling with anxiety as a result of the coronavirus crisis to get in touch.

Let’s Talk – Wellbeing provides support for people aged 18 and over with anxiety, depression and other similar difficulties across Nottingham and Nottinghamshire.

The service is now reaching out to those who have been experiencing mental health problems during coronavirus.

The service offers a range of talking therapies for common mental health problems including depression, anxiety, panic, phobias, obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), trauma and stress, all of which can be accessed online.

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The support on offer includes one-to-one sessions via telephone or video conferencing with a therapist, access to online support through the dedicated digital platform Silvercloud which can be used at any time on any device, and online videos and interactive webinars covering different topics such as stress control, anxiety management and self-care.

Claire Thompson, operational manager for Let’s Talk – Wellbeing, said: “We know that many people are feeling overwhelmed by coronavirus and the impact it may have on them or their family.

“Let’s Talk – Wellbeing is here to support people through this difficult time, with our trained therapists on hand to offer advice and support over the phone or online. If coronavirus or any of the stresses associated with this are having an impact on your mental health then please contact us for help.”

If you are feeling anxious or low there are some things you can do to help:

  • Introduce a regular routine
  • Meet with friends and family whilst following social distancing guidelines
  • Take regular outdoor exercise and eat healthily
  • If you start to worry about the future, try to focus on things that you can do or change in the here or now
  • Take breaks from social media

To access Let’s Talk – Wellbeing visit www.letstalkwellbeing.co.uk or call the service directly on 0115 956 0888.

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