Mental Health Support
It is important to make sure that you continue to look after your phyiscal and mental wellbeing at this time. Redcar and Cleveland Mind are available to offer help and support. More information and how to contact RC Mind is available below.
R&C Mind COVID-19 Information Hub
This hub pulls together all the local supporting agencies, and resources specifically related to the Covid-19 pandemic. There are specific links to mental health support for adults and children and young people.
You can find the R&C Mind Hub by visiting: https://rcmind.org/corona-virus-information-hub/
Future Focus Project
We have temporarily changed our criteria and are now accepting referrals for any young person aged 14+ who are experiencing emotional wellbeing or mental health difficulties. Support will be offered by telephone, resources sent by email/post, and we have online chats available. This is a free service.
Anyone wishing to refer can enquire to firstname.lastname@example.org or call 01642 296052(option 2)
Suicide Prevention Network
The Suicide Prevention Network is especially focused on people in our communities who are more at risk and already struggling, and for whom the current situation poses a potential increased risk. People who are vulnerable and finding social isolation even more difficult may be feeling there is less support available, so we are working together to make sure people are aware of and can easily access the support they need to stay mentally safe and well. Making good information easily accessible to people is a key objective of the Network and is especially important during this current crisis.
As part of our varied approach to this, today we are launching our new Suicide Prevention Network website, covering the whole North East and North Cumbria area. The website will provide a new community resource for people seeking help and advice about suicide and mental wellbeing, guidance for those who have sadly been bereaved by suicide, and signposting to a library of professional resources for those working in suicide prevention.
The website content will be expanded by Network members over the coming weeks and months and we will discuss and agree the update and monitoring process in the next steering group. You can find the website by visiting: http://www.stopsuicidenenc.org/
Here at Redcar & Cleveland Mind we have developed an online support (chat) service to allow anyone to make contact and reach out for help and support. Just go to our website www.rcmind.org and click on 'Chat Live with us' in the right hand corner of your screen.
R&C Mind's online support service will aim to provide a safe place for you to be listened to, be heard and access support/help during a challenging time.
More information and support
You can find more information and support for mental health by visiting: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/covid-19-guidance-for-the-public-on-mental-health-and-wellbeing/guidance-for-the-public-on-the-mental-health-and-wellbeing-aspects-of-coronavirus-covid-19