Mental Health

Make Time For Your Mental Health

We all feel the stresses and strains that the everyday can put on us, that’s why it’s so important to make time for your mental health.

Your mental wellbeing is just as important as looking after your physical wellbeing.

Here we have listed a range of useful resources to help keep you on track, help you recognise the signs and support you when you need it most.

The Coronavirus pandemic has placed additional pressures on our mental health, there are dedicated wellbeing guides to support you through this time.

Chatty Bench

There are several chatty benches placed around the Millbrook area, we hope these benches will help to tackle loneliness and support positive mental health within the community. These benches are designed to be designated areas where you can go and sit and others can sit and chat with you. For someone who is lonely or experiencing low mood this act of kindness can really support them in a positive way and ring our community together. 

Urgent Support & Support Services

24/7 NHS mental health response line for support and advice

Call for free on 0800 038 5300, any time day or night if you are worried about your own or someone else’s mental health. The team behind the 24/7 open access telephone response line will listen to you and determine how best to help.

Samaritans

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 free on 116 123 or visit the Samaritans website

Childline | Childline

Help and advice about a wide range of issues for young people up to their 19th birthday.
Call 0800 1111, talk to a counsellor online, send Childline an email or post on the message boards https://www.childline.org.uk
 

Shout

Shout offers confidential 24/7 crisis text support for times when you need immediate assistance. Text “SHOUT” to 85258 or visit Shout Crisis Text Line 

111 Non emergency advice

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

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

One to One Support in Cornwall

Man Down

Talking groups for men at locations across Cornwalll. Torpoint is fortnightly on WEDNESDAYS 7pm - 9pm -  Torpoint Town Council​: 1-3 Buller Road, Torpoint

Events | Man Down Cornwall | Cornwall (mandown-cornwall.co.uk)

Your Voice

Talking groups for Women at locations across Cornwall – Alternate Wednesdays at 10am, Carbeile in (function room), Trevol Road, Torpoint, 07702 993 601 Your Voice Cornwall | Charity that supports the supporters of Mental Health

Get Your Life Back

Charity supporting emotional, mental and physical wellbeing through a blend of mindfulness, meditation and psychotherapy. FREE 1:1 sessions available Get Your Life Back - Mental Wellbeing Support | Care and Support in Cornwall

Pegasus

A mens counselling service that is currently supporting everyone due to the Covid-19 Pandemic and the issues additional stress it causes.  6 x free talking therapy sessions then £10 per session. Pegasus – Men’s Wellbeing Centre CIC (pegasusmenswellbeing.co.uk)

Outlook South West

Mental health therapy for people suffering with stress, low mood and worry. They provide the Improving Access to Psychological Therapy ( IAPT ) service for Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly. It is for people aged 16 and above.  https://www.cornwallft.nhs.uk/outlook-south-west/

Valued Lives

Mental health organisation based in Cornwall offering 24 hour crisis services, wellbeing focused workshops and activities, and residential recovery and transition services.

https://www.valuedlives.co.uk/

Pentreath

They support recovery from mental ill health and develop opportunities for people to meet their potential  (get back into work)for happy and productive lives  -  https://pentreath.co.uk/

Help2Wellbeing - Referral only

Personalised mental health and wellbeing support from Pentreath for 6 weeks – ask your GP or Social Prescriber for a referral. https://pentreath.co.uk/

Step into Wellness - Age UK Cornwall

Step into Wellness is an online coaching programme designed around you. It’s a fun and unique approach to improve your mental, physical and emotional wellness. Through a mix of one to one and group engagements, our trained team will go with you on a journey to improve wellbeing. Call 01872 266383 - Step into Wellness - coaching programme designed around you - Cornwall Link (cornwall-link.co.uk)

 

Free Online Courses and support

Living Life to the Full (CBT)

Free online courses covering low mood, stress and resilience. Work out why you feel as you do, how to tackle problems, build confidence, get going again, feel happier, stay calm, tackle upsetting thinking and more. Our courses are free for individuals using them in their own lives. Living Life to the Full | helping you help yourself (llttf.com)

Five Steps to Wellbeing

Evidence suggests there are 5 steps you can take to improve your mental health and wellbeing. Trying these things could help you feel more positive and able to get the most out of life. 5 steps to mental wellbeing - NHS (www.nhs.uk)

Every Mind Matters

NHS Website with ideas and support for everyone to look after their mental health. They also provide a ‘Mind Plan’ quiz for individuals to go though and receive a personalised Mind Plan. Every Mind Matters - NHS (www.nhs.uk)

Stress Busters

If you're stressed, whether by your job or something more personal, the first step to feeling better is to identify the cause. 10 stress busters - NHS (www.nhs.uk)

NHS Self Help Guides

Selection of downloadable PDF’s that can be used for self help

https://web.ntw.nhs.uk/selfhelp/#anxiety

Free Apps

Insight Timer

Meditations and self help Insight Timer - #1 Free Meditation App for Sleep, Relax & More

Catch It

Learn how to manage feelings like anxiety and depression with Catch It. The app will teach you how to look at problems in a different way, turn negative thoughts into positive ones and improve your mental wellbeing. Catch It app - NHS (www.nhs.uk)

Chill Panda

Learn to relax, manage your worries and improve your wellbeing with Chill Panda. The app measures your heart rate and suggests tasks to suit your state of mind. Tasks include simple breathing techniques and light exercises to take your mind off your worries.

Chill Panda app - NHS (www.nhs.uk)

Cove

Create music to capture your mood and express how you feel with the Cove app. Instead of words, create music to reflect emotions like joy, sadness, calm and anger. You can store your music in a personal journal, or send them to someone and let the music do the talking.

Cove app - NHS (www.nhs.uk)

Feeling Good: Positive Mindset

Relax your body and mind with a series of audio tracks designed to help you build confidence, energy and a positive mindset. Feeling Good: positive mindset app - NHS (www.nhs.uk)

My Positive Self: The Mental Health App

Take control of your thoughts, feelings and behaviour with the My Possible Self mental health app. Use the simple learning modules to manage fear, anxiety and stress and tackle unhelpful thinking. Record your experiences and track symptoms to better understand your mental health. My Possible Self: The Mental Health App - NHS (www.nhs.uk)

Other Free Online Resources

15 Core CBT Techniques you can use right now - My favourite approaches from cognitive behavioural therapy 15 Core CBT Techniques You Can Use Right Now (unk.com)

No Panic  -Self help resources and free downloads https://nopanic.org.uk/resources/

Other affordable options for people on low incomes – the free psychotherapy network

Free Anxiety Resources - Anxiety UK