Coronavirus may mean that you’re worried about your own health or the health of other people you care about. As well as feeling anxious about health, it’s also really understandable that many people feel unsettled, stressed, isolated or uneasy during this difficult time. This is a completely normal reaction, particularly when you are having to adjust to a new situation.

There are lots of things that you can do to help manage your feelings of anxiety. Staying in touch with friends and family will help. But there are also a number of helplines and befriending services that can support you too if you need someone to talk to or if you need some help to support your mental wellbeing.

We are pleased to announce that we have teamed up with Mind in Bradford to expand our social prescribing service which is now available to support children and young people, as well as adults.  Wellbeing workers from Mind in Bradford are ready to listen and talk to anyone, aged 10 or over, who is worried about their mental health or social wellbeing. They are here to help you feel more equipped and empowered to enjoy life, by listening to your concerns and helping to connect you to community services. They can support you with a range of issues including low mood, anxiety, feeling lonely, worries around school/college/university, as well as money, work and housing issues.  To make an appointment, please speak to reception.

You can find some useful resources on our mental health and well-being page.

We are also aware that the Coronavirus household isolation rules can cause huge anxiety for those who are experiencing or feel at risk of domestic abuse. Please be aware that the rules about household isolation do not apply for those who need to leave the house to escape domestic abuse. If you or someone you know is a victim of domestic abuse, get help and find out more here.