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Self-Help Resources Adults

Suicidal thoughts

Local resources

Valued Lives:

A mental health charity based in Cornwall, offering a crisis service, which is designed to support people who are experiencing mental/emotional distress.

Go to valuedlives.co.uk or for help today call the booking line on 0800 260 6759

National resources

The Samaritans

Whatever you're going through, you can call the Samaritans at any time, from any phone for FREE. Call 116 123 to talk to  Samaritans or email:  jo@samaritans.org  for a reply within 24 hours

SHOUT

Shout is the UK's first free, confidential, 24/7 text support service. It's a place to go if you're struggling to cope and need mental health support. They can help with a range of issues including anxiety, depression, suicidal thoughts, relationship problems, bullying or if you're feeling overwhelmed.

Text SHOUT to 85258 or go to giveusashout.org

MIND

Mind provide advice and support to empower anyone experiencing a mental health problem. The website has information about mental illness and ways to access support and advice for you or someone you might be worried about.

Go to  mind.org.uk and for Side by Side go to sidebyside.mind.org.uk/about

Papyrus

Papyrus offer provide confidential support and advice to young people (up to 35 years) struggling with thoughts of suicide, and anyone worried about a young person’s mental health.

Go to papyrus-uk.org/what-we-do or call 0800 068 41 41

Self harm

Local resources

Valued Lives:

A mental health charity based in Cornwall, offering a crisis service, which is designed to support people who are experiencing mental/emotional distress.

Go to valuedlives.co.uk or for help today call the booking line on  0800 260 6759

Pentreath:

Pentreath supports people living with mental health and emotional difficulties. Their aim is to help people believe in their own potential and achieve their goals, promoting good mental health through personal development, education and employment

Go to pentreath.co.uk to find out more

National resources

The Samaritans

Whatever you're going through, you can call the Samaritans at any time, from any phone for FREE. Call 116 123 to talk to  Samaritans  or email: jo@samaritans.org  for a reply within 24 hours

SHOUT

Shout is the UK's first free, confidential, 24/7 text support service. It's a place to go if you're struggling to cope and need mental health support. They can help with a range of issues including anxiety, depression, suicidal thoughts, relationship problems, bullying or if you're feeling overwhelmed.

Text SHOUT to 85258 or go to giveusashout.org

MIND

Mind provide advice and support to empower anyone experiencing a mental health problem. The website has information about mental illness and ways to access support and advice for you or someone you might be worried about.

Go to mind.org.uk and for Side by Side go to sidebyside.mind.org.uk/about

Anxiety

Local resources

Outlook South West:

Outlook South West offers NHS mental health therapy for stress, low mood and worry. It also helps people with long term physical health problems.

Go to outlook-south-west

Rethink Mental Illness Cornwall

Rethink work with people living with a mental illness in Cornwall to identify their aims and goals and to create individual action plans to achieve these.

Go to rethink.org/help-in-your-area/services/community-support/cornwall-community-services/

Cornwall Mind

Cornwall Mind (formerly Carrick and Restormel Mind) provides a range of wellbeing services for people who experience mental health problems. Cornwall Mind was formed in 2019 but both Carrick and Restormel Mind have been supporting local people for over 26 years.

Go to cornwallmind.org

National resources

The Samaritans

Whatever you're going through, you can call the Samaritans at any time, from any phone for FREE. Call 116 123 to talk to Samaritans or email: jo@samaritans.org for a reply within 24 hours

SHOUT

Shout is the UK's first free, confidential, 24/7 text support service. It's a place to go if you're struggling to cope and need mental health support. They can help with a range of issues including anxiety, depression, suicidal thoughts, relationship problems, bullying or if you're feeling overwhelmed.

Text SHOUT to 85258 or go to giveusashout.org

MIND

Mind provide advice and support to empower anyone experiencing a mental health problem. The website has information about mental illness and ways to access support and advice for you or someone you might be worried about. They also have a live community (Side by Side) that is open to anybody who has an experience of mental health problems, or is closely connected to someone that has. The community has been designed to exist alongside your current methods of managing your mental health.

Go to mind.org.uk and for Side by Side go to sidebyside.mind.org.uk/about

Low mood/depression

Local resources

Cornwall Mind

Cornwall Mind (formerly Carrick and Restormel Mind) provides a range of wellbeing services for people who experience mental health problems. Cornwall Mind was formed in 2019 but both Carrick and Restormel Mind have been supporting local people for over 26 years.

Go to cornwallmind.org

Cornwall Council COVID and mental health wellness page

This page from Cornwall Council has guidance to help improve your mental wellbeing or provide support for someone else. Find out how to support your overall wellbeing, how to manage anxiety and guidance about financial concerns.

Go to cornwall.gov.uk/health-and-social-care/mental-health/coronavirus-and-mental-wellbeing/

Cornwall Council - Mental Wellbeing Guidance

To help the Council have made some useful guides. These may help you to improve your mental wellbeing.  They may help you to provide support for someone else in your household or wider community.

Go to cornwall.gov.uk/health-and-social-care/mental-health/coronavirus-and-mental-wellbeing/mental-wellbeing-guidance/

National resources

The Samaritans

Whatever you're going through, you can call the Samaritans at any time, from any phone for FREE. Call 116 123 to talk to  Samaritans or email: jo@samaritans.org for a reply within 24 hours

MIND

Mind provide advice and support to empower anyone experiencing a mental health problem. The website has information about mental illness and ways to access support and advice for you or someone you might be worried about.

Go to mind.org.uk and for Side by Side go to sidebyside.mind.org.uk/about

NHS Every Mind Matters

NHS website that provides advice and practical tips to help you look after your mental health and wellbeing.

Go to every-mind-matters

NHS National Mental Health Home Page - nhs.uk/mental-health

Qwell

Offer a safe and confidential space to share experiences and gain support from their online community and qualified professionals. The website also has helpful tools and articles on how you can manage your own mental health.

Go to qwell.io

Dementia

National resources

Silver Line

The Silver Line is the only free confidential helpline providing information, friendship and advice to older people, open 24 hours a day, every day of the year. They can link callers to local groups and services as well as protect and support older people who are suffering abuse and neglect.

Call 0800 4 70 80 90   or go to thesilverline.org.uk

Age UK

Providing support and advice to older people, the Age UK site has a wealth of information as well as a dedicated phone line available 8am to 7pm.

Go to ageuk.org.uk/information-advice/health-wellbeing/mind-body/mental-wellbeing or call 0800 678 1602 lines are open 8am-7pm, 365 days a year.

Relationships

National resources

SHOUT

Shout is the UK's first free, confidential, 24/7 text support service. It's a place to go if you're struggling to cope and need mental health support. They can help with a range of issues including anxiety, depression, suicidal thoughts, relationship problems, bullying or if you're feeling overwhelmed.

Text SHOUT to 85258 or go to giveusashout.org/

Alcohol Abuse

Local resources

Outlook South West:

Outlook South West offers NHS mental health therapy for stress, low mood and worry. It also helps people with long term physical health problems.

Go to outlook-south-west

Cornwall Mind

Cornwall Mind (formerly Carrick and Restormel Mind) provides a range of wellbeing services for people who experience mental health problems. Cornwall Mind was formed in 2019 but both Carrick and Restormel Mind have been supporting local people for over 26 years.

Go to cornwallmind.org

National resources

The Samaritans

Whatever you're going through, you can call the Samaritans at any time, from any phone for FREE. Call 116 123 to talk to  Samaritans or email:  jo@samaritans.org for a reply within 24 hours

SHOUT

Shout is the UK's first free, confidential, 24/7 text support service. It's a place to go if you're struggling to cope and need mental health support. They can help with a range of issues including anxiety, depression, suicidal thoughts, relationship problems, bullying or if you're feeling overwhelmed.

Text SHOUT to 85258 or go to giveusashout.org/

CALM (Campaign Against Living Miserably)

CALM is a leading movement against suicide in the UK. Offering support for people who are down or have hit a wall for any reason, who need to talk or find information and support. Available 5pm to midnight online through webchat or by dialling 0800 58 58 58

Or go to thecalmzone.net

Housing

Local resources

Cornwall Council

Can help with council housing, homelessness, social housing as well as a range of other issues. If you have a question please use the form on the website.

cornwall.gov.uk/council-and-democracy/contacting-the-council/contact-us-online/contact-the-housing-service

0300 1234 161

Rethink Mental Illness Cornwall

Rethink work with people living with a mental illness in Cornwall to identify their aims and goals and to create individual action plans to achieve these.
They help people to access services in their community and other services. It also helps reduce social isolation, helps people improve and manage their mental health, offers support to access employment, education or volunteering work and provides practical support with housing, benefits and forms.

Go to rethink.org/help-in-your-area/services/community-support/cornwall-community-services/

St Petrocs Nos Da Kernow

Focusing on trying to stop individuals becoming homeless in the first place. Support involves helping people to sustain tenancies or finding solutions to rent arrears issues. No First Night Out and No Second Night Out schemes which provide emergency accommodation for individuals who have just become homeless.

Nosdakernow@coastlinehousing.co.uk

Monday – Friday 9am-5pm - 01209 200278

Cornwall Refuge Trust

Cornwall Refuge Trust provides refuge accommodation for women, men and children who have escaped domestic abuse, offering them a safe and supportive environment in which to recover from their experiences. We offer support and advice, empowering victims and survivors of domestic abuse to create or maintain a safer and happier future.

24 Domestic Abuse Helpline - 01872 225629

Main helpline - 01872 277814/ 01872 225629

Opening hours: Monday - Friday: 9am - 5pm

National resources

Citizens Advice

Offer free, independent, confidential and impartial advice to individuals on their rights and responsibilities including housing issues

citizensadvice.org.uk/housing

Monday- Friday from 10-4pm telephone line - 03444 111 444

Home Group

Support for housing, benefits, private rented, homelessness prevention and homechoice.

Also part of the Empowering Independence Outreach Project supporting independent living for people with complex needs.

Gateway Information Line – Monday to Friday 9am-12pm - 07710 709527

Shelter

Support with Homelessness ,Private renting Tenancy deposits, Repossession, Eviction, Repairs, Benefits, Council housing

Helpline 0808 800 4444

england.shelter.org.uk/get_help

Our helpline is open every day of the year: 8am - 8pm on weekdays and 9am - 5pm on weekend.

Finance

Local references

Pentreath:

Pentreath supports people living with mental health and emotional difficulties. Their aim is to help people believe in their own potential and achieve their goals, promoting good mental health through personal development, education and employment

Go to pentreath.co.uk to find out more

Rethink Mental Illness Cornwall

Rethink work with people living with a mental illness in Cornwall to identify their aims and goals and to create individual action plans to achieve these.

Go to rethink.org/help-in-your-area/services/community-support/cornwall-community-services

Cornwall Council COVID and mental health wellness page

This page from Cornwall Council has guidance to help improve your mental wellbeing or provide support for someone else. Find out how to support your overall wellbeing, how to manage anxiety and guidance about financial concerns.

Go to cornwall.gov.uk/health-and-social-care/mental-health/coronavirus-and-mental-wellbeing/

National resources

The Samaritans

Whatever you're going through, you can call the Samaritans at any time, from any phone for FREE. Call 116 123 to talk to Samaritans  or email: jo@samaritans.org for a reply within 24 hours

MIND

Mind provide advice and support to empower anyone experiencing a mental health problem. The website has information about mental illness and ways to access support and advice for you or someone you might be worried about. They also have a live community (Side by Side) that is open to anybody who has an experience of mental health problems, or is closely connected to someone that has. The community has been designed to exist alongside your current methods of managing your mental health.

Go to mind.org.uk/ and for Side by Side go to sidebyside.mind.org.uk/about

CALM (Campaign Against Living Miserably)

CALM is a leading movement against suicide in the UK. Offering support for people who are down or have hit a wall for any reason, who need to talk or find information and support. Available 5pm to midnight online through webchat or by dialling 0800 58 58 58.

Or go to thecalmzone.net