Woman looks distressed on the phone to helpline.

Northumberland Council launch Covid mental health service

Northumberland County Council have launched a mental health service that is specifically designed to tackle the mental health issues that have come to the fore as a result of the pandemic.

As England enters its second national lockdown, the Council has launched the helpline which can be access throughout the week which will allow residents to discuss job security, finding work, financial worries as well as other problems relating to Covid-19.

The helpline will offer advice over the telephone, as well as directing callers to other services that are available such as one-to-one counselling and online self-help activities.

The services are being funded by the North of the Tyne Covid Capacity Fund and will be delivered by a non-profit organisation that the Council have worked with for several years.

Cllr Veronica Jones, cabinet member for adult health and wellbeing said:

“Covid-19 is having a huge impact on everyone’s lives right now. As a council, we recognise how important it is that people can access mental health support during these uncertain times.

“Whether it’s struggles around job security, family concerns, general anxiety or low mood around the pandemic, Cygnus Support are here to help, providing you with the tools to cope during these difficult times and the future ahead.”

It is hoped that by having an easily accessible line dedicated to Covid-19 worries, residents will be able to better manage stress and anxiety and help you to build resilience towards external, inflammatory factors.

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