NHS Suffolk and North East Essex is launching four bite-sized videos on Monday 16 January 2023 to help people searching for mental health support.
The first explains how to access help for anyone who’s feeling down or in a low mood.
The second signposts people to support for anxiety and depression and for anyone who is struggling to cope with life.
The third shows the options available to anyone who needs immediate, emergency support in a mental health crisis situation.
The fourth video tells people where they can get help if they’re grieving after losing a loved one.
The videos can be found on the NHS Suffolk and North East Essex wellbeing website: www.sneewellbeing.org.uk/mental-health. The information given is not intended to be a complete list of all the free support which may be available but to point to some key services and organisations which may signpost people to others if necessary.
The videos will also be posted on NHS Suffolk and North East Essex Integrated Care Board’s (SNEEICB) Facebook and Twitter platforms and will be shared and retweeted by stakeholders in the health and care sector.
Ed Garratt, Chief Executive, NHS SNEEICB, said, “These are difficult and uncertain times for many people and we want to ensure they know how to access mental health support if they need it.
“Our mental health is as important as our physical health and it can impact our physical health as well – positively or negatively. It’s vital that people who are struggling with their mental health seek the support they need.
“There are many different organisations that can help. Here we have listed some key providers who can, in turn, refer people to other organisations as well if necessary.
“All the support listed is free and we’re asking the public to share it themselves on their own social media; to talk about it with their friends, family and colleagues; and to look out for anyone who may be struggling with poor mental health.”