Take care of your mental health.
Now more than ever, it's important that we do our best to take care of ourselves and each other.
We've put together a range of resources that you can use if you're feeling down or can send to a friend who might need a helping hand.
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From Monday 13th April NHS Lanarkshire Psychological Services will deliver online Stress Control classes. Each session will be streamed twice daily, at 2pm and 8.30pm. on Mondays and Thursdays, led by Dr White, a consultant clinical psychologist and world-renowned expert in common mental health problems.
For more information go to http://stresscontrol.org where you can learn more about the class, find all the dates, and get the link to the YouTube channel where the sessions will be streaming. Each class runs for 90 minutes, with a 10-minute break in the middle, and there are six in total.
A number of self-help guides are available on the NHS inform website here.
These guides are intended for people with mild-to-moderate symptoms. If you are feeling distressed, in a state of despair, suicidal or need emotional support you can phone Samaritans for free on 116 123. If you're ill and feel it can't wait until your GP practice reopens you can phone the NHS 24 111 service. For an emergency ambulance phone 999.
Think Positive is Scotland’s student mental health project, hosted by NUS Scotland. The project aims to find ways to support students experiencing mental ill health, tackle stigma and discrimination, and promote wellbeing in colleges and universities across Scotland.
New College Lanarkshire are part of NUS Think Positive and you can access support here.
Below are a range of resources to help with stress, anxiety and mindfulness. Some of the below resources are website links, apps, and Facebook pages.
Psychological services public helpline for Covid-19 distress: 01698 687 567
NHS Lanarkshire psychological services are running a helpline for members of the public experiencing difficulties with anxiety, low mood and other distress during the Covid-19 outbreak.
The helpline provides a combination of information and signposting, plus a call-back service for people who are experiencing more severe distress.
The lines will be open from 10am-6pm, Monday to Friday. Call 01698 687 567.