Mental Health for Adults During COVID-19

Isolation and social distancing is very difficult for everybody. People with existing mental health issues can find it especially stressful, and those who haven’t previously experienced mental health issues may struggle to cope with isolation and the immense changes to our way of life.

Please ask if you need help. You are not alone.

The 4 Rutland GP practices are open 8am-6.30pm. We have new ways of working which include telephone and video appointments to keep you safe. Talk to us if you need help with your mental health. You can book an appointment online or by telephone.

Mental Health Central Access Point

If you are in need of urgent NHS mental health support, you should call

0808 800 3302

This is a 24/7 Freephone helpline for people of all ages in Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland, provided jointly by Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust (LPT) and Turning Point

Using Turning Point’s established Freephone number, the re-named mental health central access point is for people of all ages, offering round-the-clock ‘access to urgent support and solution focused conversations, signposting and referral for yourself  or on behalf of someone else.

Calls are handled by Turning Point’s skilled and experienced recovery workers who can access clinical advice from Leicestershire Partnership Trust’s specialist clinicians when needed. They will talk with you to agree the best support for your urgent mental health needs.

Sources of local help with mental health
You can refer yourself for NHS counselling services
Ways to support your mental health

Free 24-hour listening support

When life is tough, Samaritans are here to listen at any time of the day or night. You can talk to them about anything that’s troubling you, no matter how difficult.
Call free on 116 123 or visit the Samaritans website

Shout offers confidential 24/7 crisis text support for times when you need immediate assistance.
Text “SHOUT” to 85258 or visit Shout Crisis Text Line

Rutland County Council has launched a crisis helpline for those who have been impacted by COVID-19 and have no one to support them.
Call 01572 729 603