The outbreak COVID-19 may be stressful for people – How to protect your mental health

Fear and anxiety about a disease can be overwhelming and cause strong emotions in adults and children. Coping with stress and looking after your mental health will make you, the people you care about, and your community stronger. There is a lot of online advice and news articles out there to help people through this period of change.

Example: BBC News: Coronavirus: How to protect your mental health

Signpost people to reliable health information sites:

Where should your service users turn for the latest information on a rapidly changing situation? We know there’s a lot of useful and reliable information online but there’s also a lot of misinformation. Stick to official government and international accredited health sites:

Public Health Wales

NHS Direct Wales

UK Government

World Health Organisation

MHM Wales telephone briefing posterTelephone befriending at Mental Health Matters Wales

Following the escalation of the Covid-19 (Coronovirus) situation, Mental Health  Matters Wales has suspended all of their open access services including their wellbeing hub and peer support groups, effective immediately.

Mental Health Matters Wales is determined to continue to run their service in any way they can and will be offering a telephone befriending service.

Call 01656 651 450 – there is a high demand and not may staff, so please be patient if you can’t get throuigh straightaway.

  • Third Sector Support Wales
  • PQASSO Quality Mark
  • Welsh Government
  • Investing in Volunteers
  • Lottery Community Fund
  • Disability Confident
  • Bridgend County Borough Council