Wellbeing for Everyone

We understand that you may be feeling worried or concerned. heart

You are not on your own – we are all in this together.

Please find lots of information, support and activities for your mental and physical wellbeing below and read our wellbieng guides here:

Good Mental Health For Everyone

Going Home Checklist

Looking After Mental Wellbeing & Stress


Collage Starter Pack
GMMH Recovery Pathways

Creative Writing Starter Pack
GMMH Recovery Pathways

Drawing Starter Pack
GMMH Recovery Pathways

Seed Planting Starter Pack
GMMH Recovery Pathways

Websites and Apps

Boredom Busting Resources - Chatterbox

A list of free, online, boredom-busting resources

BBC Good Food
Taking care of your diet is important, check out these healthy storecupboard recipes for the whole family

BBC Wildlife Magazine
Full of articles, quizzes and activities

Birdwatching - Discover Wildlife
How it can improve your mental health and boost your wellbeing

Memrise and  Duolingo
Free apps to learn a language

Discover the benefits of mindful baking and some  quirky baking recipes from Great British Bake Off finalist Kim-Joy Hewlett.

Get crafty with  30 easy arts and crafts to do at home from website Gathered.

The Mental Health Foundation and WWF have joined forces to bring you Thriving With Nature; a free guidebook which explores the relationship between nature, wellbeing and mental health. Find out more:  Thriving with Nature guidebook


Get Active with Better Health
Tools, tips and special offers to move more every day.

PE with Joe
Daily exercise videos with Bodycoach Joe Wicks.

5 Uplifting Body-Confidence Home Workouts
Five fitness instructors who put body-confidence and feeling good first


Citizens Advice are available via the national phone service to offer you support and advice on a variety of topics including:-

  • Paying your bills
  • Going to work or what happens if you've been told to stay at home 
  • Can't pay your rent or mortgage

Call the national phone line on Adviceline: 03444 111 444

Adviceline's available 9am to 5pm, Monday to Friday. For your local number visit the  Citizens Advice 'about us' page or the Citizen's Advice cost of living page.

Government Business Support Helpline: 0300 456 3565 

HMRC Coronavirus Tax Helpline: 0800 015 9559 

School Closures Coronavirus Helpline: 0800 046 8687 

Self Employment & Universal Credit 
Universal Credit: 0800 328 5644 

Employment & Support Allowance

Emergency Funding


Search for your nearest foodbank by visiting our Foodbanks page. 

Mental Health Helplines

Whether you're concerned about yourself or a loved one, these helplines and support groups can offer expert advice.

Anxiety UK

Charity providing support if you have been diagnosed with an anxiety condition.
Phone: 03444 775 774 (Monday to Friday, 9.30am to 5.30pm)
Anxiety UK website

Bipolar UK

A charity helping people living with manic depression or bipolar disorder.
Bipolar UK website


CALM is the Campaign Against Living Miserably, for men aged 15 to 35.
Phone: 0800 58 58 58 (daily, 5pm to midnight)
CALM website

LGBT Foundation

LGBT Foundation has temporarily shifted to a remote service.
Phone: 0345 3 30 30 30, Monday - Friday 10am - 6pm
LGBT Foundation website

Men's Health Forum

24/7 stress support for men by text, chat and email.
Men's Health Forum website

Mental Health Foundation

Provides information and support for anyone with mental health problems or learning disabilities.
Mental Health Foundation website


Promotes the views and needs of people with mental health problems.
Phone: 0300 123 3393 (Monday to Friday, 9am to 6pm)
Mind website

No Panic

Voluntary charity offering support for sufferers of panic attacks and obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD). Offers a course to help overcome your phobia or OCD.
Phone: 0844 967 4848 (daily, 10am to 10pm). Calls cost 5p per minute plus your phone provider's Access Charge
No Panic website

OCD Action

Support for people with OCD. Includes information on treatment and online resources.
Phone: 0845 390 6232 (Monday to Friday, 9.30am to 5pm). Calls cost 5p per minute plus your phone provider's Access Charge
OCD Action website


A charity run by people with OCD, for people with OCD. Includes facts, news and treatments.
Phone: 0333 212 7890 (Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm)
OCD UK website


Young suicide prevention society. The helpline is targeted at:

  • Children and young people under the age of 35 who are experiencing thoughts of suicide
  • Anyone concerned that a young person could be thinking about suicide

Phone: HOPELINEUK 0800 068 4141 (9am – midnight every day of the year - Weekends and Bank Holidays included)​
Text: 07860 039 967
Email: pat@papyrus-uk.org
Papyrus UK website

Rethink Mental Illness

Support and advice for people living with mental illness.
Phone: 0300 5000 927 (Monday to Friday, 9.30am to 4pm)
Rethink Mental Illness website


Confidential support for people experiencing feelings of distress or despair.
Phone: 116 123 (free 24-hour helpline)
Samaritans website


Emotional support, information and guidance for people affected by mental illness, their families and carers. 
SANEline: 0300 304 7000 (daily, 4.30pm to 10.30pm)
Textcare: comfort and care via text message, sent when the person needs it most: Text message support from SANE
SANE peer support forum
SANE website 


Information on child and adolescent mental health. Services for parents and professionals.
Phone: Parents' helpline 0808 802 5544 (Monday to Friday, 9.30am to 4pm)
Young Minds website

Abuse (child, sexual, domestic violence)


Children's charity dedicated to ending child abuse and child cruelty.
Phone: 0800 1111 for Childline for children (24-hour helpline)
0808 800 5000 for adults concerned about a child (24-hour helpline)
NSPCC website


Advice on dealing with domestic violence.
Phone: 0808 2000 247 (24-hour helpline)
Refuge website

Addiction (drugs, alcohol, gambling)

Alcoholics Anonymous

Phone: 0800 917 7650 (24-hour helpline)
Alcoholics Anonymous website

National Gambling Helpline

Phone: 0808 8020 133 (daily, 8am to midnight)
National Gambling Helpline website

Narcotics Anonymous

Phone: 0300 999 1212 (daily, 10am to midnight)
Narcotics Anonymous website


Alzheimer's Society

Provides information on dementia, including factsheets and helplines.
Phone: 0300 222 1122 (Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm and 10am to 4pm on weekends)
Alzheimer's Society website


Cruse Bereavement Care

Phone: 0808 808 1677 (Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm)
Cruse Bereavement Care website

Crime victims

Rape Crisis

To find your local services phone: 0808 802 9999 (daily, 12pm to 2.30pm and 7pm to 9.30pm)
Rape Crisis website

Victim Support

Phone: 0808 168 9111 (24-hour helpline)
Victim Support website

Eating disorders


Phone: 0808 801 0677 (adults) or 0808 801 0711 (for under-18s)
Eating disorders website

Learning disabilities


Charity working with people with a learning disability, their families and carers.
Phone: 0808 808 1111 (Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm)
Mencap website


Family Lives

Advice on all aspects of parenting, including dealing with bullying.
Phone: 0808 800 2222 (Monday to Friday, 9am to 9pm and Saturday to Sunday, 10am to 3pm)
Family Lives website 



The UK's largest provider of relationship support.
Relate website

Mental Health, Mindfulness and Meditation


Why Not Try Mindfulness Week 1.pdf
GMMH Recovery Pathways Service

The Little Book of Coping.pdf
Mind has put together the Little Book of Coping. This little book is designed to help with all those things and to support you in your role as a leader, colleague or friend

Thriving with Nature
The Mental Health Foundation and WWF have joined forces to bring you Thriving With Nature; a free guidebook which explores the relationship between nature, wellbeing and mental health.


42nd Street

Feeling stressed or down? Aged 13-25?
You can now access 42nd Street one-to-one support online.

The Calm app has made a selection of sleep stories and meditations available on its website for free.

Every Mind Matters - NHS
Create your own mind plan

Headspace are offering some free meditations you can listen to anytime.
These are part of a larger collection in the Headspace app called Weathering the storm. It includes meditations, sleep, and movement exercises.

Coronavirus and your wellbeing.
This includes information on staying at home or indoors, taking care of your mental health and wellbeing and a checklist for staying at home.

Practical ways to help yourself cope.
Information on what to do if you're feeling low or struggling to cope. Includes relaxation exercises.

Articles and Social Media

8 Ways to Find Happiness in Uncertain Times
Article on 8 ways to boost your mood

13 wellbeing podcasts to lift your spirits
Listen to a wellbeing podcast

5 Ways to Wellbeing

The five ways to well-being is a way to reflect on our current situation and perhaps become aware of what’s helping or hindering our wellbeing. The five stages below will help you to work through this at your own pace, without any pressure.

Worksheet One

This information sheet will give you some ideas for things to do within each of the five ways to well-being: 

Worksheet Two

This weekly diary will help you to monitor your activity day by day or reflect back over your previous week in relation to the 5 ways to wellbeing.

Worksheet Three

This weekly planner will help you to set out some activities for the upcoming week that can help you do more of the 5 ways to wellbeing.

Worksheet Four

This simple scaling sheet allows you to reflect on how much activity you are doing in each of the 5 ways to wellbeing.

Worksheet Five

This change planning worksheet will enable you to plan more effectively for any changes to your activity that you have identified.

Orcha - Your Health Finder App

Orcha reviews health apps to find the most suitable one for you: visit the Orcha website

Working from home / staying at home

Tips for Working From Home

  • It's not always as easy and straight forwards as it sounds, especially if you are a social creature and you now may have children and others around you too.
  • Try to create a dedicated space for yourself to work from home. 
  • Keep structure in your day – get up, washed and dressed as normal and go out for a walk or start your day.
  • Make sure you take regular breaks, and away from your working area.
  • Try some 'desk yoga' to ensure you are moving and stretching a little.


Mental Health Foundation

Looking after your mental health while working during the coronavirus outbreak.

Every Mind Matters - NHS 
Tips for staying at home


17 ways to practise self care when working from home
Article on adjusting to working from home

Video apps to stay connected

Stay connected during social distancing with video apps. We have compiled a list below of free to use apps that are available on IOS, Android, Windows and Mac systems.

For Big Groups


Google Meet

For Friends and Family

Facebook Messenger
Google Hangouts
WhatsApp Messenger

Also, you can video chat within Instagram in your direct messages.


Tips for looking after your mental wellbeing and managing stress:

  • Limit checking in with the news and social media
  • Eat as healthily as you can and keep hydrated
  • Take a break away from the clinical area
  • Keep communicating with family, friends and colleagues
  • Exercise is good for physical and mental health
  • Make time for the things you enjoy out of work
  • Prioritise sleep


Daily wellbeing questions to ask yourself:

  • What am I grateful for today?
  • Who am I checking in on or connecting with today?
  • What expectations of 'normal' am I letting go today?
  • How am I moving my body today?
  • How am I safely getting outside today?
  • What am I creating, cultivating or inviting today?
As a patient

As a service user, relative or carer using our services, sometimes you may need to turn to someone for help, advice, and support. 

Find resources for carers and service users  Contact the Trust