Suicide figures have increased by 200% since the start of the Covid-19 lockdown six months ago. This pandemic has brought unexpected change and uncertainty and will have a lasting impact on everyone’s mental health and wellbeing. The Samaritans are a registered charity in England and Wales (219432) and in Scotland (SC040604).
The Samaritans are there to listen, no judgement, no pressure, and help you work through what’s on your mind. They never tell you what to do. Their services are free and confidential.
You can call: 116 123 Any hour of the day. Any day of the year. Anytime.
The charity surveyed almost 2,000 men aged 20 to 59 to find out how the pandemic restrictions have affected their mental health and support networks. 42% of the men questioned felt that the restrictions have had a negative impact on their mental health, with loneliness and/or isolation, anxiety, financial worries and separation from loved ones among their concerns.
Due to the impact of the coronavirus, callers are experiencing longer wait times so they have provided a list of resources with a range of different organisations HERE covering the extensive list of categories below:
- Benefits & Rights
- Children and Young People
- Crisis Pregnancy
- Debt, Poverty and Social Exclusion
- Eating Disorders
- Emotional Text Support
- Housing and Homelessness
- Loneliness and Isolation
- Mental Health
- NHS (Staff only)
- Older People
- Sexual Abuse (Abused)
- Sexual Abuse (Abuser)
- Victims Of Crime
If you need help with any of these things – get further information from the Samaritans HERE.
Can You Help? Find out more about becoming a volunteer for the Samaritans HERE. Then register your interest online and your enquiry will be sent to your chosen branch and they will be in touch.
Launched in May 2019, Shout is a free, confidential, anonymous text support service. You can text from wherever you are in the UK.
Shout support people who are anxious, stressed, depressed, suicidal or overwhelmed and who need immediate support. As a digital service, Shout 85258 has become increasingly critical since Covid-19, being one of the few mental health support services able to operate as normal at this time.
Can You Help? Click HERE to become a volunteer for Shout.
Shout 85258 is the first service from Mental Health Innovations and is a registered c
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