Video calls and groups plus phone support during Coronavirus crisis

Support online

Due to Coronavirus, we now have new arrangements for providing mental health support.

How to get support from us with video calls

 

 

We have been continually updating and expanding the ways in which we can support people with their mental health due to the Government advice regarding Coranavirus. And we are pleased to say we are now offering online video groups to people in place of our usual in-person groups and drop-ins. We are now offering:

  • online video groups, for example, social opportunities, quizzes, advice on coping with isolation, mindful breathing. Each area is developing a programme and offering something slightly different so do check this page and your area page regularly for updates.  
  • phone support 
  • one-to-one video call sessions 
  • evening support from 5pm-10pm.

Anyone struggling with their mental health: 

  • can email the addresses listed below to let us know you would like to talk. Please include your phone number in your email and we can call you back. We want you to email us rather than phone but if you really cannot email, you can still call us on the numbers below.

        

When we speak, you can tell us what is happening and we will listen. We can also offer advice and information and direct you to other sources of support. If we agree you could benefit from some regular support from us, we can develop a well-being/support plan with you. This could include one-to-one video sessions with a mental health worker online on Zoom and the chance to join one of our Zoom video groups.

People who we are already in contact with and supporting:   

  • can email us for advice and information. Again, we much prefer you to email rather than phone. Email addresses and numbers remain the same and are below 

  • will be offered booked phone support appointments to review well-being/support plan and discuss any issues  

  • Group video sessions on Zoom. Many of these will reflect your usual groups - women's group, peer-led men's group, choir, quiz etc - so will be with familiar, friendly faces   

  • where people are more at risk or isolated, particularly people who are self-isolating and live alone, we will keep in touch with you by phone and email to make sure you are safe and have what you need.

        

Our new evening support

We have mental health recovery workers available to speak with people who need support between 5pm and 10pm, seven evenings a week. Please email sww@westsussexmind.org, including your phone number in your email, and we will call you back. Or, if you really need to phone, call 01903 268107.

We also have some regular evening Zoom video sessions including mindful breathing, a team quiz, mindful movement session, mood and food and music and mood. If you'd like to take part, please email sww@westsussexmind.org to book your place.

If you do phone us - please note

We now have most of our staff working from home which means we may have only one duty person answering the phone. You may not hear the phone ringing at our end because it is on divert but please be reassured the call will go through. If you ring us, we will need to have a quick conversation to take your details. Then the duty member of staff will get someone who has time to talk to you to ring you back as soon as they can.

Our service contact details

Bognor and Chichester (older people): email: cim@westsussexmind.org 07495 077341
Bognor and Chichester (age 65+) area page

Chanctonbury: email: pathfinder.chanctonbury@westsussexmind.org 07495 077298
Chanctonbury area page

Littlehampton: email: pathfinder.littlehampton@westsussexmind.org 01903 721893
Littlehampton area page

Midhurst: email: pathfinder.midhurst@westsussexmind.org 07474 871899
Midhurst area page

Southwick (the Corner House): pathfinder.adur@westsussexmind.org 01273 871575
Southwick area page

Worthing: email: pathfinder.worthing@westsussexmind.org 01903 268107
Worthing area page

Youth services

Worthing
ypsworthing@westsussexmind.org
01903 268107

Adur
ypsworthing@westsussexmind.org
01903 268107

Chanctonbury (Steyning, Storrington, Pulborough and surrounding areas)
ypschanctonbury@westsussexmind.org
07732 026030

Littlehampton and Bognor
ypsarun@westsussexmind.org
01903 721893

Midhurst and Chichester
ypschichester@westsussexmind.org
07496 988212 / 07949 963757

Families in Mind parental mental health support for parents of children of nought to five:

Worthing and Adur (Shoreham, Southwick, Lancing): 01903 268107

Bognor and Littlehampton: 01903: 721893

Do remember, there are some very useful tips and advice online to help you cope if you are feeling anxious about Coronavirus and also to help you with staying at home.

https://www.mind.org.uk/information-support/coronavirus-and-your-wellbeing/

https://www.mentalhealth.org.uk/publications/looking-after-your-mental-health-during-coronavirus-outbreak

 

 

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