From HM Government

 

“The coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak is going to have an impact on everyone’s daily lives, as the government and the NHS take necessary steps to manage the outbreak, reduce transmission and treat those who need medical attention. It may be difficult, but by following guidance on social distancing, or staying at home, you are helping to protect yourself, your family, the NHS and your community. During this time, you may be bored, frustrated or lonely. You may also feel low, worried, anxious, or be concerned about your health or that of those close to you. Everyone reacts differently to events and changes in the way that we think, feel and behave vary between different people and over time. It’s important that you take care of your mind as well as your body and to get further support if you need it.”

Tips that may help

during this period of uncertainty

Loving God,

we thank you for the wonder of our being,

but there are times when fear and anxiety

threaten to overwhelm us.

Fill our hearts and minds with peace

in the midst of the storm,

and the sure and certain knowledge

that you are with us always.

Through Christ our Lord.

Amen.

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Catholic Mental Health Project

 

The Catholic Mental Health Project supports the Catholic community to further develop spiritual and pastoral care for mental health. It aims to:

  • Offer support and resources to local Catholic communities as they respond to those facing mental health challenges.

  • Identify and highlight good practice in pastoral care for those with mental health needs, their families and carers.

  • Develop a network of those within the Catholic community in England and Wales with a special interest in locally based mental health support.

Beacon Counselling Trust

PAPYRUS

prevention of young suicide

 Samaritans 

NHS

every mind matters

SANE

mental health charity 

Government guidance on mental health and wellbeing