SEE Directory

Provider/ Service:Service Offer:Operating Hours:Contact Details:
ADULT MENTAL HEALTH & WELLBEING
Active LifeVideos launched at 10 am every morning but can click and join in anytime after they are released.10amLink
Age ConcernHave opened their befriending support to all people (no longer any age restrictions). This is not carer specific.Access via the Southend Coronavirus Action Line: 01702 212497
Or email age concern directly: enquiry@acsos.co.uk
Autism hospital passportMy Hospital Passport’ is a resource for people with autism who might need hospital treatment.
The passport is designed to help autistic people to communicate their needs to doctors, nurses and other healthcare professionals. It was developed by Baroness Angela Browning – an National Autistic Society Vice President – in collaboration with The National Autistic Society.
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WEBSITES & APPS
AVAGuidance on domestic abuse for mental health workersLink
Anxiety SocietyLocal peer support group for people suffering with anxiety, and low moodLink
Beyond WordsNew resource for understanding Coronavirus for people with a learning disabilityLink
Big White WallDigital and online mental health and wellbeing serviceLink
BreathworksAn NHS approved organisation that delivers mindfulness and compassion training, has created a virtual mindfulness ‘quiet place’ for NHS workers. You can join for support and a moment of calmLink
British Psychological Society (BPS)Various guidance including ‘Meeting the psychological needs of people recovering from coronavirus’.Link
BuzzManchester’s Health and Wellbeing Service has a set of guides available online covering topics like mental health, alcohol, sexual health and physical activity. Link
Calm Harm APPThis free app suggests a range of activities to help you resist or manage the urge to self-harm.Link
The Calm ZoneCharity dedicated to preventing Male Suicide.Link
Chill Panda APPThis wellbeing app helps you manage your worries and suggests tasks to suit your state of mind.Link
Clean BreakClean Break and It’s Not Your Birthday But… have joined together to launch Write 2 Connect, a letter writing project connecting women through the prison walls with women in the community sharing words of inspiration, hope and solidarity. They are inviting women from all corners of the UK and from all walks of life to write messages to women in prison.Link
Clear Fear APPThis free app focuses on reducing the physical responses to threat by learning to breathe, relax and be mindful as well as changing thoughts and behaviours.Link
Coping with Stress during Covid-19A group of trauma experts co-ordinated by University College London is gathering resources for co-ordinating psychosocial support through the crisis. The site draws together evidence from external sources and new guidance produced by the working group, and is being expanded regularly as a rapid response to the pandemic.
This blog is based on the guidance that was produced by the COVID Trauma Response Working Group up to 10th April 2020. Currently there is specific guidance for: hospital staff involved in COVID-19 emergency care, patients suffering from COVID-19, those in quarantine, and community volunteers.

The group have also produced a video and their guidance has been helpfully summarised into a 1-page PDF diagram by The King’s Fund
https://www.traumagroup.org/



https://www.nationalelfservice.net/mental-health/ptsd/covid-trauma-response/



https://youtu.be/WFWvkjJ755Y
https://www.kingsfund.org.uk/sites/default/files/2020-04/rapid-guidance-stress-diagram.pdf
Cove APPThis app helps you easily create music to express how you’re feeling. You can store this in a journal or send to other peopleLink
Doc ReadyNot sure how to start a conversation with your GP about mental health? Check out the award-winning Doc Ready siteLink
ElefriendsNational Mind’s supportive online communityLink
Equoo APPThis app uses adventure games designed by psychologists to help increase your mental fitness.Link
Essex LibrariesIf you’re looking for something to help you relax, unwind and relieve a bit of stress, or you’re interested in learning a new skill, then why not try an online learning course. You can access over 500 courses with Universal Class free with your library card. Courses include Yoga 101, The Art of breathing, Learn how to meditate, Relaxation 101 and many, many more . Search for a topic that interests you and select a course today!Link
Essex Livewell WebsiteOnline directory of services covering the Essex area including Castle Point and RochfordLink
GOV.ukPublic information on mental health and wellbeingLink
Hub of HopeMental health database bringing grassroots and national mental health services together in one place. Using the location of web browser or mobile devices, the cloud-based web application allows anyone, anywhere to find the nearest source of support for any mental health issue, from depression and anxiety to PTSD and suicidal thoughts, as well as providing a ‘talk now’ button connecting users directly to the Samaritans.Link
The King’s FundThe King's Fund has released this blog with tips on managing anxietyLink
Learning Disability Hospital PassportA hospital passport provides important information about a person with a learning disability or autistic person, including personal details, the type of medication they are taking, and any pre-existing health conditions. It’s designed to be completed with people who know the person well and then taken to hospital. You should be checking that people you support have had the chance to create one and that it’s up to date.

There are different versions of COVID-19 specific additions to the hospital passport. These may include changes in normal body temperature, instruction not to use to Clinical Frailty Scale or blanket DNACPR, respiratory history, swabs, dates of the start of new cough or fever, changes in behaviour.

PHE are developing a version to be released soon.Here is an example from Harrogate and District NHS Foundation Trust.

An example of a COVID-19 specific health action plan for autistic people (available in a range of languages) is available here.
National Paranoia NetworkPeer support email service for people that hear voices. If you work with someone that would like support, please email and they will do their best to respond ASAPLink
NHS Health at HomeHealth at Home is a new campaign which signposts the public to useful information on how to contact their GP, order repeat prescriptions, manage their wellbeing and existing conditions – without leaving their home.Link
KhulisaAnxiety and stress management guideLink
Mood JuiceOffers information and advice for people with troublesome thoughts feelings and actions.Link
My Possible Self APPThis app contains simple learning modules that help you manage unpleasant emotions. These include fear, anxiety and stress.Link
National MindCentral federation of Local Minds- offer webpages on managing mental health during COVID-19Link
Psychology ToolsFree guide ‘Living with worry and anxiety amidst global uncertainty’ is now available in 31 languages.

Free guided mindfulness session on our YouTube channel. Suitable for anyone, you can view it
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Public HealthLooking after your mental health:
Easy read: Looking after your feelings and your body
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Southend Livewell websiteOnline directory of services covering the Southend areaLink
SilvercloudOnline courses to help manage stress anxiety and depressionLink
STAY ALIVE APPSuicide prevention and supportLink
Support LineOffer confidential emotional support to adults, children and young adults by telephone, email and post. They work with callers to develop healthy, positive coping strategies, an inner feeling of strength and increased self esteem to encourage healing, recovery and moving forward with life. They also keep details of counsellors, agencies and support groups throughout the UKHelpline number: 01708 765200
info@supportline.org.uk
https://www.supportline.org.uk/
Voice CollectiveCoping with voices, visions and other experiencesLink
Well Mind APPFree NHS mental health and wellbeing appLink
World Health OrganisationInformation and advice on managing mental health during COVID-19Link
WYSA APPArtificial Intelligence chat tool including over 100 self-care resources. Includes payable option to access psychology sessions and support.Link