More support and resources – Coronavirus

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Information and resources
There are many other services and groups providing support and information at this difficult time. This page is about what else is on offer outside of Stockport Mind, as well as other general guidance from key organisations. 

What other support is on offer?

Stockport Council have set up a comprehensive support network and dedicated helpline for vulnerable people – please see details of the helpline here. There is a further page here which includes links to support around money, health, domestic abuse, housing, counselling, special educational needs and disabilities, homelessness, for Carers, for older people, advocacy, food poverty, mental health and safety. 

If you’re supported by or involved with other organisations, or want to see if they’re available at the moment, please go direct to their websites or social media accounts to see details of their current arrangements.

Via SilverCloud, a free online programme to improve your mental health and emotional wellbeing is now available to people across Greater Manchester, including Stockport. 

Mind have a range of Coronavirus support resources available. The main page is here, and they also have pages specifically for young people, workplace teams, and parents/Carers of those aged 11-18. Mind are part of Our Front Line as well, joining with other mental health charities to ensure frontline staff and key workers have round-the-clock support available.

A list of mental health helplines compiled by the NHS is here

You can phone the (national) Mind Infoline – 0300 123 3393.

Making Space are working in partnership with Stockport CCG and Mental Health Matters to offer Stockport’s new virtual helpline service, Open Door. The helpline provides immediate 24/7 mental health crisis support and also tailored support via telephone and video.

Healthwatch Stockport and Age UK Stockport are doing lots of vital work around the current situation, so you can check out their websites for information. 

Pharmacies including Boots are offering a safe space for domestic abuse victims.

Advice from Shelter on housing, evictions and benefits is here.

Citizens Advice have a new out of hours emergency helpline, available to all Greater Manchester Residents from Monday to Sunday  7pm to 10pm – 0161 850 5053. 

The Good Grief Trust are offering a free national helpline for anyone affected by bereavement through the crisis. Another national bereavement support organisation is Cruse Bereavement Care – their Manchester service covers all of Greater Manchester, including Stockport. 

Self Help Services have temporarily replaced drop-in groups with a moderated peer support group on Facebook

Should you be worried about a child or young person, the Young Minds Parents Helpline remains open during normal hours

Please be aware that there are unfortunately a lot of internet-based and door-to-door scams going on at the moment. Here is a link to Action Fraud if you have any concerns. 

Here is some advice from the World Health Organisation about exposure to media content at this time: