HELP is at hand for Warwickshire residents who are vulnerable, lonely or struggling to cope at Christmas.
Mental health and wellbeing services including face-to-face support, books, eBooks, CDs, a telephone helpline and an online community are available throughout the holiday season.
Free face-to-face appointments can be made at Warwickshire Wellbeing Hubs, which also offer a twice weekly drop-in service and Community Outreach sessions. Visit www.warwickshire.gov.uk/mentalhealth for locations.
Telephone sessions with trained support workers are available 24 hours a day via the Mental Health Matters Helpline on 0800 61 61 71 – or 0300 330 5487 for mobile phones.
And support website Big White Wall, launched in Warwickshire in November as part of National Stress Awareness Day, gives people a chance to help each other by sharing what’s troubling them under the guidance of trained professionals.
The website has helped improve the mental health of 95 per cent of its visitors. Visit www.bigwhitewall.com for more details.
Visit www.warwickshire.gov.uk/mentalhealth to find out more about Mental Health and Wellbeing services available in Warwickshire.