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Mental Wellbeing while staying at home

Taking care of your mind as well as your body is really important while staying at home because of coronavirus (COVID-19).

You may feel bored, frustrated or lonely. You may also be low, worried or anxious, or concerned about your finances, your health or those close to you.

It's important to remember that it is OK to feel this way and that everyone reacts differently. Remember, this situation is temporary and, for most of us, these feelings will pass. Staying at home may be difficult, but you are helping to protect yourself and others by doing it.

The tips and advice here are things you can do now to help you keep on top of your mental wellbeing and cope with how you may feel while staying at home. Make sure you get further support if you feel you need it.

Please see link for further information Mental Wellbeing while staying at home (external link).

For further information and a list of services please see our Mental Health page.

Urgent support


In a life-threatening emergency, phone the emergency services and ask for an ambulance.

Call: 999


When life is tough, 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: 116 123 (free)

Website: (external link).

Shout 85258

Shout 85258 offers confidential 24/7 crisis text support for times when you need immediate assistance.

Text SHOUT to: 85258

Website: (external link).

NHS 111

If you need help urgently but are not at risk of death or serious illness, use the NHS 111 non-emergency advice online.

Call: 111

Website: (external link).

People with hearing problems can use the NHS 111 British Sign Language (BSL) service: (external link).

Papyrus Hopeline UK

If you're under 35 and feel life is not worth living any more, call Papyrus Hopeline UK from 9am to 10pm weekdays and 2pm to 10pm on weekends.

Call: 0800 068 4141

Text: 07786 209697

Website: (external link).


If you're under 19, you can also contact Childline. The number will not appear on your phone bill.

Call: 0800 1111

Website: (external link).


CALM is the Campaign Against Living Miserably, for people in the UK who are down or have hit a wall for any reason. The phone line is open daily 5pm to midnight.

Call: 0800 585 858

Website: (external link).

Last Updated: 03/11/2021
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