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Useful resources

Free resources are available to help improve your wellbeing.

COVID-related concerns

Maintaining your wellbeing

Cornwall Council has produced wellbeing guides on coronavirus (COVID-19). These explain what you can do to help improve your mental wellbeing. Use them yourself, or to help someone in your household or community.

Read the MIND guide on how to maintain your mental wellbeing during COVID-19.

Access NHS guidance on how to look after yourself when staying at home.

Guidance for supporting children

The Children’s Commissioner guide to coronavirus will help you answer questions from children on COVID-19. The guide will help you explain how they can stay safe and protect others. As well as ideas to occupy them when they’re at home.

Coping with stress and anxiety

If you are feeling anxious about COVID-19, the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy offers advice on how to cope.

Watch the video below for advice on how to cope with stress. The video was produced by doctors, psychologists, and researchers.

People with an obsessive-compulsive disorder

Cornwall Council have produced a guide to help you differentiate between public health guidance and obsessive-compulsive disorder induced actions.

Emotional wellbeing useful resources

Check out the 5 things you can do to improve your mental health and wellbeing. Trying these could help you feel more positive and able to get the most out of life.

Download the 5 ways to wellbeing leaflet (PDF).

Cornwall Council has information on:

  • who to contact if you want to talk or need help with your mental wellbeing
  • sleeping better
  • emotional resilience for parents and carers

Mental health concerns

Every Mind Matters offer expert advice and tips on how to look after your mental health. Our NHS People have information, guides, and support tailored for NHS staff. Many of the resources are free.

Visit Health Education England to access poems, podcasts, and videos.

You may find it helpful to create a mental health safety plan. The plan sets out what you will do to keep yourself safe if your mental health gets worse. Download a mental health safety plan.

MIND has information about anxiety and panic attacks. There are also tools to use when you feel anxious

Practicing mindfulness may help you learn to enjoy life and understand yourself better. Start your mindfulness journey.

Work-related concerns

MIND can help if you are worried about your own or a someone else’s mental health.

Mental Health at Work provides resources to support better mental health at work.

Personal circumstances

Family and young people

Support and information for families is available from Cornwall Council.

If you have children in your family, they might like to visit Start Now Cornwall. This is a website created for young people by young people with support, advice, and guidance.

Financial wellbeing useful resources

The Money Advice Service provides advice and guides, plus tools and calculators. You can find advice on pensions, savings, and money troubles. They also provide support over the phone.

Access free, independent financial wellbeing support.

Lifestyle resources

Healthy Cornwall has information and resources on weight management and a healthy lifestyle. They also offer advice to help you give up smoking.

We Are With You provides help and resources on drug and alcohol awareness.

Bereavement support

At a Loss provide bereavement support. This includes practical information, services, helplines, and resources.

The Cornwall Bereavement Network helps people find support and services in Cornwall.

Relationship useful resources

Lots of factors can impact on our relationships and wellbeing.

Relate provide free, confidential, and non-judgmental support for NHS and social care staff in the south west. You can access free 30-minute web chats or phone calls with advisors to talk about whatever is on your mind. They can also help you access up to 6 free counselling sessions.

Domestic abuse

Bright Sky UK will help you spot the signs of domestic abuse and find local and national support.

You can also call the:

  • male domestic violence advice line on 0800 328 3623
  • Cornwall Refuge Trust 24-hour helpline on 01872 225 629

Specialist sexual violence support services

Support resources for people living in the south west:

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