Welcome to Cornwall Mind

We're here to support better mental health for everyone in Cornwall

In light of the latest government advice, we have decided to cancel all groups and appointments across Cornwall from immediate effect until further notice.

We understand that this will be disappointing and even more isolating for people. We will remain active on Facebook, Instagram and the website to keep everyone updated.

Our existing group members have been given a contact number for help and support at this time. 

If you need support please email us: info@cornwallmind.org and we will respond to your email as soon as we can. 

You might be worried about coronavirus (COVID-19) and how it could affect your life. This may include being asked to stay at home or avoid other people. This might feel difficult or stressful. But there are lots of things you can try that could help your wellbeing. 

The Mind information link below is to help you cope if:

And it covers:

Mind information: https://www.mind.org.uk/information-support/coronavirus-and-your-wellbeing/

Please ensure you’re following all government guidelines and advice. https://www.gov.uk/coronavirus


Government Information

Information, announcements and updates relating to the virus.

Website: https://www.gov.uk/government/topical-events/coronavirus-covid-19-uk-government-response

Support for those extremely vulnerable

Website: https://www.gov.uk/coronavirus-extremely-vulnerable

Mental Health Support

If someone is in immediate danger

If you are in a mental health crisis, or know someone who is, then here are some ways you can get help. If you, or someone you know, are at immediate risk of harming themselves or others, then please ring 999.

For other crisis situations

The first step in getting help can often be speaking to your GP.  All GP surgeries will have a ‘duty GP’ to deal with emergencies, and you can contact the surgery to make an emergency appointment to see them or speak to them on the phone. Outside of normal working hours, you can access the out-of-hours GP service by ringing 111.

If you, or the person you’re concerned about, is already in contact with NHS mental health services, then you should have a care plan which outlines what to do in a crisis. This might be to contact your GP or the Adult Mental Health Team that supports you.

Someone to talk to

  • To talk about anything that is upsetting you, you can contact Samaritans 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. You can call 116 123 (free from any phone), email jo@samaritans.org  
  • If you’re experiencing a mental health problem or supporting someone else, you can call SANEline on 0300 304 7000 (4.30pm–10.30pm every day).
  • Text support, Shout is the UK’s first 24/7 text service, free on all major mobile networks, for anyone in crisis anytime, anywhere. It’s a place to go if you’re struggling to cope and you need immediate help, https://www.giveusashout.org/
  • If you’re under 25, you can call The Mix on 0808 808 4994 (Sunday-Friday 2pm–11pm), request support by email using this form on The Mix website or use their crisis text messenger service.
  • If you’re under 35 and struggling with suicidal feelings, or concerned about a young person who might be struggling, you can call Papyrus HOPELINEUK on 0800 068 4141 (weekdays 10am-10pm, weekends 2pm-10pm and bank holidays 2pm–10pm), email pat@papyrus-uk.org or text 07786 209 697.
  • If you identify as male, you can call the Campaign Against Living Miserably (CALM) on 0800 58 58 58 (5pm–midnight every day) or use their webchat service.
  • If you’re a student, you can look on the Nightline website to see if your university or college offers a night-time listening service. Nightline phone operators are all students too.
  • If you identify as gay, lesbian, bisexual or transgender, you can call Switchboard on 0300 330 0630 (10am–10pm every day), email chris@switchboard.lgbt or use their webchat service. Phone operators all identify as LGBT+.

Mind operates an Information Line which provides information on types of mental health problem, where to get help, medication and alternative treatments and advocacy. It operates from 9am to 6pm Monday to Friday (except Bank Holidays)

Elefriends is an online, supportive community provided by Mind, www.elefriends.org.uk

Mindline Trans+ is a confidential, mental health support helpline for people who identify as Trans, Agender, Gender Fluid, Non-binary and also supports family members and friends and provides signposting to other services and resources. Tel No: 0300 330 5468

Coronavirus practical help and support

There is a great community spirit happening across the county during this difficult time.

If you are isolated, lonely, can’t get to a shop easily, self isolating and can’t walk the dog, need a prescription getting or just want to hear a human voice, then here are some great sources of help and support starting. We will keep adding to this list as we find more. 

Coronavirus Cornwall website covering Launceston, Bodmin, Bude and Callington. The aim of this website is to connect people in need of support with those who are able to offer support, and also signpost people to local services and information during this challenging time. https://coronacornwall.org

Volunteer Cornwall is taking referrals and getting people out on the ground, helping Cornwall residents feel less isolated. https://www.volunteercornwall.org.uk/latest-news/22-news/394-covid19-support

Low cost counselling Cornwall are offering free 30 minute drop-in online or phone sessions with trained counsellors. This service is for anyone living in Cornwall struggling to cope with what is happening. https://www.lowcostcounsellingcornwall.org.uk/coronavirus/?fbclid=IwAR3qCRN_Oq5LFu0w2E0fZgMhBXXCvs1brnylAi0NTVs_ir1kbGkuv0rONco

Feock Parish Coronavirus help with shopping, dog walks etc.https://www.falmouth.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/Feock-Parish-Coronavirus-help-leaflet-.pdf

Falmouth and Truro volunteer support https://www.falmouth.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/Volunteer-Support-during-Covid-19.pdf

Falmouth, Truro and Perranporth food support https://www.falmouth.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/Food-Support-during-Covid-19.pdf

Falmouth – Providing meals for people that are isolated 01326 567526: https://falmouthfood.coop/

Roseland Surgeries Patient Group are offering support https://www.falmouth.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/Roseland-Together-info-leaflet.pdf

Threemilestone & Gloweth Coronavirus Neighbourhood Support https://www.falmouth.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/Threemilestone-Gloweth-Response-to-Cornavirus-Flyer-18.03.2020-3.pdf

Financial help and support

Cornwall Council Website: https://www.cornwall.gov.uk/advice-and-benefits/benefits/benefits-and-coronavirus/

Citizens Advice: General Advice:Text ADVICE to 78866 Financial Advice: Text DEBT to 78866

An adviser will aim to call you back within 48 hours excluding weekends. Helpline: 03444 111 444 available Monday to Friday 10:00am to 4:00pm

Website: https://www.citizensadvice.org.uk/

Turn to Us

Providing financial support to help people get back on track. Website: https://www.turn2us.org.uk/get-support/Benefits-and-Coronavirus

Entitled to

Specific advice for financial support during Covid-19. Website:https://www.entitledto.co.uk/help/coronavirus_help

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