Local health and care organisations and community groups across Herefordshire and Worcestershire have rallied together to provide a comprehensive range of coronavirus related mental health and wellbeing support for residents.

The Now We’re Talking campaign has been launched across both counties by Worcestershire Health and Care NHS Trust to highlight the range of mental health and wellbeing support available. It includes services which have been set up or modified to support people whose mental health and wellbeing has been affected by the current Covid-19 emergency.

Support includes:

Silver Cloud online resource

Offering a dedicated selection of online therapy modules to help people over the age of 16 reduce stress, anxiety and increase resilience as a result of COVID-19.

Note: you will need to enter one of the following PINs: HEREFORDSHIRE or WORCESTERSHIRE to access the modules.

  • How do I access this? https://whc.silvercloudhealth.com/signup/

Coronavirus & Mental Wellbeing – dedicated webpage

Following the coronavirus outbreak, Worcestershire Health and Care NHS Trust have created a dedicated webpage filled with lots of different resources to help people with their mental health and wellbeing throughout

the pandemic.

  • How do I access this? https://www.hacw.nhs.uk/coronavirus-and-mental-wellbeing

Here 2 Help

Here2Help is a countywide community response to provide help and support to vulnerable people and families affected by the Covid-19 pandemic. It is led and coordinated by Worcestershire County Council, to help

vulnerable households who may be self-isolating to access food and medicine – particularly where they don’t have available family, friends and neighbours to support them

  • How do I access this? http://www.worcestershire.gov.uk/here2help or call 01905 768053, which is open from 8am to 8pm seven days a week

Emma Webber, Associate Director – Mental Health and Learning Disabilities for Worcestershire Health and Care NHS Trust: “The Covid-19 outbreak has undoubtedly caused stress, worry or anxiety for lots of people and for some, this may be the first time they have ever experienced mental health and wellbeing issues. We provide lots of support to help people manage and improve their mental health, but in addition we have also developed new services which are designed to help people struggling specifically with the mental health effects of the pandemic.”

If you or someone you know is struggling with their mental health and wellbeing at the moment you can find out more about the range of local services available at www.nowweretalking.nhs.uk.

You can also follow the campaign on Twitter @NowWereTalking_ and on Facebook @NowWereTalkingWorcs