During this very uncertain, vulnerable and lonely time we are going to see an upsurge in anxiety and depression.


I loved this post which our Practice Nurse shared (thanks Ruth) and have made sure I have taken breaks from the news and social media since then. It’s so easy to just drown in this otherwise. I have loved chatting to my friends and family via video conferencing (and feel much less awkward about doing this now). I’ve also found lots of ways to keep exercising (lots of free exercise classes on YouTube, garden football…)


Self-care as above is wonderful. But if you’re not coping, please do not suffer in silence. Do not hesitate to contact ourselves (we have lots of phone appointments at the moment so will usually be able to speak to you on the same day). Or directly contact one of the organisations below about talking therapies. You do not need a GP referral for any of these places, just follow the links below.


I’ve had a look online at what sort of a service our usual providers for talking therapies are offering. I cannot find any information about whether Let’s Talk Wellbeing are continuing with a telephone / online service for CBT and counselling, but they can be reached by contacting 0115 9560888. Their webpage can be accessed with the following link:


https://www.nottinghamshirehealthcare.nhs.uk/nottingham-city-and-county



Nottingham Insight Healthcare and Trent PTS are continuing to provide counselling and CBT via telephone, video and online appointments: 


https://www.insighthealthcare.org/our-services/talking-therapies/find-a-service/nottingham/



https://www.trentpts.co.uk/coronavirus-measures/


The Samaritans are also an amazing charity providing 24/7support if you need to talk to anyone. Their freephone number is 116 123. Their weblink is below:


https://www.samaritans.org/



Look after yourselves. If you can’t, then please let someone know.