Useful resources

Free useful resources to help improve your wellbeing including support for situations which can affect your wellbeing.

COVID-related concerns

Maintaining your wellbeing

Cornwall Council has developed a series of guides relating to coronavirus (COVID-19) to help improve your mental wellbeing. They may help you to provide support for someone else in your household or wider community.

The national charity MIND has tips to help you maintain your mental wellbeing during the COVID-19 pandemic.

The NHS has produced guidance on how to look after yourself when staying at home.

Guidance for supporting children

If you need help to answer children’s questions about COVID-19, tell them how to stay safe and protect other people and how to help them make the best of their time at home, read the children’s guide to coronavirus.

Coping with stress and anxiety

If you need support, there is advice from the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy on how to cope if you are feeling anxious about coronavirus.

Doctors, psychologists, and researchers at the NHS traumatic stress clinic in London, the UCL Institute of Mental Health and the COVID trauma response working group have also produced a video providing advice for NHS staff and others helping to combat the COVID-19 effects of the virus about coping with stress.

People with an obsessive-compulsive disorder

If you, or someone you support, has an obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) there is guidance from Cornwall Council to help differentiate between public health guidance and OCD induced behaviours.

Emotional wellbeing useful resources

Available evidence suggests there are 5 steps you can take to improve your mental health and wellbeing. Trying these things could help you feel more positive and able to get the most out of life.

Cornwall Council provides local resources on the 5 ways to wellbeing for adults and young people. Download the 5 ways to wellbeing leaflet (PDF).

Support and signposting information are also available from Cornwall Council. Including information on who to call or text if you want to talk or need help with your mental wellbeing or support, sleep and emotional resilience for parents and carers.

Mental health concerns

Every Mind Matters provides expert advice and practical tips to help you look after your mental health and wellbeing.

Our NHS People has a range of guides and support for NHS staff. Many of the resources are available free.

Health Education England has poems, podcasts and videos that are accessible to anyone with a computer or mobile device.

Cornwall Council provide access to mental health safety plans. They have been designed to help support people struggling with mental wellbeing. By having a safety plan, you are making sure that there are strategies you can use to keep yourself safe.

MIND also has information about anxiety and panic attacks alongside useful resources to help comfort yourself when you are feeling anxious.

The NHS provides information on mindfulness as a way of learning to enjoy life more and understand ourselves better.

Work-related concerns

MIND provides help for people worried about their own or a colleague’s mental health.

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

Personal circumstances

Family and young people

Cornwall Council provides support and information for families in Cornwall.

Start Now Cornwall is a support, advice and guidance website created by young people for young people.

Financial wellbeing useful resources

The Money Advice Service provides advice and guides, tools and calculators, and support over the phone and online.

Get advice from the government on money including pensions, savings, and money troubles.

Produced in collaboration with the Money Advice Service. NHS England provides signposting to free, independent financial wellbeing support.

Lifestyle useful resources

Cornwall Council provide information and advice to help you give up smoking.

We Are With You provides help and resources for drug and alcohol awareness

Healthy Cornwall provides information and resources for weight management and promoting a healthy lifestyle.

Bereavement support

At a Loss provide bereavement support and information with practical information, services, helplines, and helpful resources all in one place.

The Cornwall Bereavement Network website has resources and a helpline provided by bereavement services across Cornwall.

Relationship useful resources

We know how tough things have been throughout the pandemic and how this can have an impact on our relationships and wellbeing. Relate can provide free confidential and non-judgmental support for anyone delivering social care and NHS services in the south west.

You can access free 30-minute web chats or phone calls with relationship and wellbeing advisors to talk about whatever is on your mind. They can also help you access up to 6 free counselling sessions.

Visit the Relate website, call 0300 303 4477, or email the Relate hub NHS team.

Domestic abuse useful resources

  • Cornwall domestic abuse 24-hour helpline – 01872 225629
  • Male domestic violence advice line – 0800 328 3623
  • Cornwall Refuge Trust 24-hour helpline – 01872 225 629

Bright Sky UK provides a list of services which will help you find local and national support. You can also find out how to spot the signs of domestic abuse.

Specialist sexual violence support services

Specialist sexual violence support resources for people living in the south west:

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