Mental Health Support
Mental Health Support during the Coronavirus
There are other services you can contact 24 hours a day for support, as per the following:
We are all likely to be under increased pressure over this period. It is going to be crucial that we are all able to talk openly and honestly about our mental health and wellbeing and we know how to get help and support when we need it.
• Visit the Breathing Space website for some tips on staying connected and online resources specifically designed to help you cope with staying home and the stress of the COVID-19 pandemic.
• The NHS Inform COVID-19 page has suggestions and advice for coping with the effects of self-isolation, social shielding, and social distancing on your mental wellbeing.
• The SAMH website includes help with anxiety, OCD, issues for older people and young people, benefits, and coping with distressing news coverage.
• Young Scot website has a lot of information on coping with the COVID-19 pandemic for young people.
• The Young Minds blog has a range of resources, and useful advice about how COVID-19 can affect young people with different mental health conditions.
• Scottish Government Clear your head site is full of tips and ideas to help us get through these times.
Complete a self-help guide for anxiety
Complete a self-help guide for depression
Explore mental health self-help guides
Learn about managing stress
Learn different ways to improve your mental wellbeing
Mental Wellbeing Toolkit
Prevent Suicide Highland App available on:
Mental Health Support Videos
Please watch a selection of videos below on how you can better manage your mental health.
Mental Health: Laura's Story | NHS
NHS Frontline: Mental Health Rehabilitation | NHS
Adverse Childhood Experiences - NHS Health Scotland
A story of perseverance | Andrew #SAMHStories
When the bubble goes pop | Deborah #SAMHStories
The role of mental health in sport #SAMHStories
It is important to have the right information. Getting news from unreliable sources can make you feel more upset and anxious, which is unhelpful when it comes to mental wellbeing.
Support communities to stay home and stay well
Even if you’re working from home, staying indoors and social distancing can lead to changes in your routine. This can have a
negative effect on your mental wellbeing.
• Age Scotland has information on maintaining mental and physical wellbeing at home including a video with exercises that older people can do safely.
• Young Minds has useful tips and resources for protecting young people’s mental wellbeing while staying home.
• Parent Club can help parents with everything from learning at home to finding reliable
information about COVID-19 and children.
• See Me campaign is Scotland’s programme to end mental health stigma and discrimination.
• Mental Health Foundation has specific advice for taking care of yourself and creating a routine
while we all need to stay at home.
• The Sleep Council offers more information on getting a good night’s sleep so you feel alert and
more positive during the day.
• BBC Food has recipes to try when you’re staying home and don’t have access to the
ingredients you usually use.
• NHS Inform has relaxation exercises.
• OpenLearn website offers free learning suitable for all ages and education levels.
• Community Health Exchange (CHEX) offers the latest news and information relating to
The information on this page has been replicated from a Highland Community Planning Partnership document. The original file can be downloaded by clicking the button below:
If you live in Skye, Lochalsh and Raasay and are in need of immediate assistance, please contact us on the details below and we will redirect you to the relevant organisation or volunteers!