NHS urges people with mental health worries to seek help
17 November 2020
People with mental health worries are being urged to seek help in a new phase of the NHS Help Us Help You campaign.
Although mental health services have been running throughout the pandemic, nationally there was a marked dip in referrals despite evidence that Coronavirus (Covid-19) is making problems more common.
Now a new NHS campaign (launched today) will encourage anyone suffering from anxiety, depression or other issues to come forward for assessment and treatment.
NHS talking therapies, also known as Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT), are a confidential service run by fully-trained experts.
People can access the service via their GP or refer themselves online. Find out more on the dedicated campaign webpage: NHS.UK/Talk
In Cheshire, a 24/7 Mental Health Crisis Helpline - 0800 145 6485 - was fast-tracked early in the Covid-19 response to support people who require urgent support during the pandemic.
Open to people of all ages, the phone line is operated by people in your local area.