Mersey Care NHS Foundation Trust, one of the leading community and mental health trusts in the country, has launched a range of services that aim to help service users, staff and the general public cope with the strain of the coronavirus lockdown.
Experts expect increased demand for mental health services once the lockdown finishes and Mersey Care aim to combat that by launching ‘Your Wellbeing’, which provides a number of different self-help services for the general public, patients and service users, frontline NHS workers and their families.
The ‘Your Wellbeing’ services include:
Donna Robinson, Chief Operating Officer for Mersey Care’s Local Division, said: “This is a comprehensive range of services we are offering for anyone who may be struggling with their mental health during these challenging times.
“As we start to think about mental health more for ‘Mental Health Awareness Week (18-24 May), it’s important everyone knows there are still services available even if we have been forced to suspend or close some of our services because of the coronavirus pandemic.
“Working with our partners in Cheshire and Merseyside, we’ve developed a number of 24/7 options to help those who are struggling. They range from urgent mental health support, to talk therapy and home courses that anyone can follow from the Life Rooms.
“It’s vitally important the NHS works together to ensure we divert people away from stretched emergency resources and we believe our 24/7 mental health services provide excellent alternative treatment.”
Further information about Life Rooms online content: https://www.liferooms.org/online-learning/
Further information about Talk Liverpool: https://www.talkliverpool.nhs.uk/
ZSA Gateway Module training: https://www.zerosuicidealliance.com/training
Mersey Care 24/7 psychological and mental health support: https://www.merseycare.nhs.uk/about-us/news/247-phone-and-psychological-support-services-launched-by-mersey-care/