We are still here for you at this difficult time
Following the latest Government announcements of a return to lock down restrictions, we have adjusted our services to ensure we can continue to support the people of Cornwall during this difficult time.
We currently offer:
- Social Cafes via Zoom
- Yoga via Zoom
- Creative Writing via Zoom
- Face to face garden projects and walking groups (New-National-Restrictions-from-5-Nov for support groups)
- Telephone and email support, information and advice
If you need support, information or advice please email, or message us via the website, Monday to Thursday.
We will respond to your email as soon as we can.
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.
- There is a new 24/7 NHS local urgent mental health response phone line. Its free to access by anyone, any age on 0800 038 5300
- Visit A&E if you are concerned that you can’t keep yourself safe, they are there to help you if you need it.
Out of Hours support
Cornwall Partnership NHS Foundation Trust provides a telephone helpline through Support Matters Cornwall. Out of hours support is available from 5.00pm to 9.00am on weekdays and 24 hours a day at weekends and bank holidays.
The service is open to all people aged 16+ under the care of Cornwall Partnership NHS Foundation Trust’s mental health services. You can call free on 0800 001 4330. Support can be delivered over the telephone, via text, email or web chat.
You can download the Support Matters Cornwall Leaflet.
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.
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.
- 24/7 NHS mental health response line for support and advice, call us free on 0800 038 5300, any time day or night if you are worried about your own or someone else’s mental health. The team behind our 24/7 open access telephone response line will listen to you and determine how best to help. Visit: https://www.cornwallft.nhs.uk/i-need-help-now
Someone to talk to
The Samaritans offer emotional support and a listening ear 24 hours a day, 365 days a year:
Free UK Telephone Number: 116 123
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)
- 0300 123 3393
- Or text 86463
The charity SANE http://www.sane.org.uk/ provide emotional support and specialist information to anyone affected by mental health problems. Their SANE Line operates from 4.30pm to 10.30pm every day of the year:
Call 0300 304 7000
SHOUT – a new 24/7 text service for anyone who is in a crisis you can text 85258
Childline (for anyone under 19) free to call 0800 1111
Papyrus (for people under 35) 0800 068 4141 (Mon-Fri 10am-10pm Sat-Sun 2pm-10pm and bank holidays 2pm–5pm or text 07786 209 697
Signposting and information
Cornwall Mind can signpost you to mental health services.
Home This Christmas
Now more than ever, many feel isolated. Help us show people that they don’t have to be alone this holiday season.
The lead-up to Christmas can be one of the hardest and loneliest times of the year for many people, including those spending time in hospital. Not knowing whether or not you will be able to go home for the holidays is a very real worry.
That’s what inspired 18-year-old Riley Jayne to write ‘Home This Christmas’, an inspiring song which seeks to show people that they are not alone — there is support out there, and you do not have to go through challenges such as these on your own.
Now more than ever, the feelings of isolation and loneliness — even feeling like a prisoner in your own home — are ones with which more of us can relate. And with the NHS and other key workers risking their health on a daily basis to help others, the question of being home for Christmas is worrying even more of us than usual. We all want to be ‘Home This Christmas’.
Help us lift spirits this Christmas
Cornwall Mind, in conjunction with our colleagues at Devon Mind is proud to launch the Home This Christmas campaign. We are working closely with Riley Jayne and video production company Hill Tribe Media to help produce a music video for ‘Home This Christmas’, which will be released later this year to raise funds for both local charities.
Through the song and accompanying music video, Riley Jayne hopes to capture “The beauty, strength and support of family and caregivers,” which can be crucial in tackling the sadness and isolation that often comes with spending time in hospital. We hope that the video can show people that they are not alone during this crucial time.
On behalf of Riley Jayne, we are inviting you to be a part of the music video for ‘Home This Christmas’. We would love to include your experience as part of this campaign, to bring the community together and help make people feel less isolated this holiday season.
Speaking about the song, a spokesperson for the singer explained: “Riley Jayne’s inspiration for ‘Home This Christmas’ came during a stay in a mental health hospital, where she found herself staring out of a window, waiting for a visit and wondering if she would be home for the holidays. This song is also very relevant today, and will resonate with everyone affected by the COVID-19 pandemic”.
Here’s a sample of the track to inspire you!
Home This Christmas (sample)
How can I get involved?
If you would like to apply for the chance to be featured in the music video for ‘Home This Christmas’ by Riley Jayne, please complete the form at Devon Mind and attach photos and/or videos of any of the following:
You and your family or caregivers at Christmas, either at home or in the hospital
You or a loved one spending time in hospital or a healthcare facility
You or a loved one with a healthcare professional who is special to you
You or a loved one looking out of a window, maybe at someone on the other side
You or a loved one being discharged from hospital or a healthcare facility
All terms and conditions can be found on the Devon Mind website: https://www.devonmind.com/xmas
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