As part of Mental Health Awareness Week (18 – 22 May), Bedfordshire Wellbeing Service have shared the biggest worries facing their service-users since lockdown began.
Worries about health, finances and the future are the most frequent coronavirus lockdown concerns people are sharing with the NHS talking therapies service for Bedfordshire.
Bedfordshire Wellbeing Service has been providing support for people with coronavirus concerns using talking therapies and self-help strategies, as well as support for adults experiencing issues including low mood, anxiety or insomnia.
The theme of Mental Health Awareness Week is kindness and the Bedfordshire Wellbeing Service team are sharing common themes to reassure people they aren’t alone if feeling worried and that help and support is in place for those who need it.
They are providing support by telephone and digital platforms and adults living or working in Bedfordshire can receive help by calling or emailing the service.
Regular webinars on specific themes are also being produced so people who don’t want to talk can listen and learn how to use self-help techniques.
“This is an incredibly difficult time and it is important we all look after our mental health,” said Lorna Lennon, clinical lead for Bedfordshire Wellbeing Service.
“Our team of friendly and caring mental health professionals are here to listen and to help. If you are anxious, stressed or worried then contact us.”
Full details of how to access support and of help available can be found on the Bedfordshire Wellbeing Service website – https://bedfordshirewellbeingservice.nhs.uk/