The branch is concerned that members may be struggling with their mental health through this lockdown and who may have been struggling with other concerns for some time.
We have seen increasing rates of sickness absence and members struggling with their anxieties. We don’t want anyone to struggle alone and we are here to help where we can; we aren’t trained counsellors however and below are several ways you can access professional support.
UNISON’s national charity There For You can be contacted to seek support on – 02071215620
As we said last week many employers may also have their own support services that staff can access to get support.
Here is a list of organisations in Coventry that may be able to help you or a family member:
Mental Health Support Organisations
Samaritans Call 116 123 free 24/7
Safe Havens Safe Havens in Coventry and Warwickshire provide out-of-hours mental health support for people who are feeling distressed and overwhelmed.
- Coventry (18+) Call 07921 876 065 / 07850 901 146 / 07525 990 764 / 07483 991 763 / 07887 627 524 or email: email@example.com. Opening hours are 6-11pm from Monday to Sunday. For more information visit www.mhm.org.uk/coventry-safe-haven
- Warwickshire (16+) Call 024 7771 4554 or text 07970 042270. Opening hours are 6-11pm every evening. For more information email: firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.cwmind.org.uk/covid19/warwickshire-safe-have
PAPYRUS Free service for young people. Call 0800 068 4141 9am-10pm Mon-Fri /2pm-10pm weekends or visit www.papyrus-uk.org
Survivors of Bereavement by Suicide (SOBS) Call 0300 111 5065 9am-9pm Monday to Friday or visit www.uksobs.org
MIND Coventry and WarwickshireHelp and support for mental health problems. Call 024 7655 2847 or visit www.cwmind.org.uk
Change Grow Live Coventry Free and confidential drug and alcohol service for adults, families and affected others. Call 02476 010241 9am-5pm Mon/ 9am – 8pm Tue/ 9am – 5pm Wed-Fri or email email@example.com
Compass: Substance misuse service for children and young people in Warwickshire Call 01788 578 227 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Office hours are Mon-Thurs 09:00 to 17:00 and Friday from 9am to 4.30pm. Visit: https://www.compass-uk.org/services/warwickshire-cypdas/ for more information
The Recovery and Wellbeing Academy: Free courses and workshops to help people in their recoveryCall 0300 303 2626 or visit www.recoveryandwellbeing.covwarkpt.nhs.uk
The KaleidoscopeSuicide Bereavement Support Services call 0121 565 5665 or visit www.kaleidoscopeplus.org.uk
Veterans’ Mental Health TIL Service Call 0300 323 0137 24/7
RISE: Emotional wellbeing and mental health services for children and young peopleCall 0300 200 2021 8am – 6pm Mon-Fri or visit www.cwrise.com
It Takes Balls To Talk: Campaign to encourage people to talk about mental health issues. Visit www.ittakesballstotalk.com