Online information point launched for Mental Health Awareness Week

18 May 2020 01:56
Published by: Scott Callan

An online mental health information point has been launched in Cheshire East for Mental Health Awareness Week, which this year has the theme of ‘kindness’.

The information point, which can be found at

It contains a range of information and resources that people can use to help overcome any anxieties they may have during this time of uncertainty.

They include:

·         self-help techniques to manage symptoms or prevent problems developing or getting worse

·          personalised help using a questionnaire to find out what support is available during the Covid-19 crisis

·         urgent help from the Cheshire and Wirral Partnership 24/7 mental health support line 0300 303 3972


Jill Rhodes, Cheshire East Council cabinet member for public health and corporate services, said: “We know the coronavirus outbreak is having a huge impact on everyone’s daily lives and the effect of social distancing, staying at home and of the virus itself could be deep and long-term.

“People may feel low, worried, anxious, or be concerned about their health or that of those close to them. Now, more than ever, it's important to look after your mental wellbeing, as well as your physical health.”

Councillor Jonathan Parry, the council’s joint mental health champion, added: “There are lots of things we can do to look after our mental wellbeing and help others to prevent these concerns from becoming more serious.

“My advice is to try to keep yourself occupied. We know it is difficult while being at home but keeping busy is important. Working in your garden or doing tasks around the house may help.

“Remember that this will end, and things will get easier. Try not to dwell on negative news on TV, or social media.

“We have already seen immense acts of kindness in our communities during this time, with lots of volunteers helping some of our most vulnerable residents. An added benefit of helping others is that it is good for your own mental health and wellbeing too.”


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