Talking therapies are one of the most effective ways of dealing with your Mental Health.
The Laura Hyde Foundation can offer guidance and support to anybody who requires it.
We cant always deal with life on our own..... Share the load.
Phone 0300 131 7000 between 07:00 and 23:00 each day with a 24/7 text service available by using the number 85258
Key advice and support from the Royal College of Nursing
Frontline19 is an independent UK nationwide service delivering psychological support to those who are, or have been on the frontline of Covid-19
A per to peer support network to bring nurses, midwives and other healthcare professionals together in a safe and secure environment.
The Hub of Hope is the UK’s leading mental health support database.
It is provided by friends of LHF, a national mental health charity, Chasing the Stigma.
It brings local, national, peer, community, charity, private and NHS mental health support and services together in one place for the first time.
The Laura Hyde Foundation is proud to link up with many organisations who offer alternate therapies in an effort to address the complex mental health issues experienced by our emergency services.
Examples can include art based therapies, pet therapy and much more offering an immersive and community based platform to help reduce anxiety, stress and other issues.
The Laura Hyde Foundation offer subsidies or free entry to many of these options so let us know if you want any more information.
A- Ask how they are feeling- asking someone if they are suicidal isn’t going to make them do it. Be patient and wait for them to talk. Maybe they want to talk to someone else or even write it down.
L- listen: the most important thing you can do. Do not be judgemental or critical, treat them with respect. Empathise by showing you really care and that your trying to see things from their point of view. The touch of a hand or a hug (providing they are willing) can go a long way.
G- Give reassurance: Reassure them that these feeling can be overcome. Things can and do change. Help is out there and there is hope for the future,
E- Encourage to get professional help.
E- Encourage self help:. Try to give practical support and help with any extra pressure. Agree on an action plan if they have suicidal feelings (who to contact, what to do)
DON’T put them down, abandon or reject them, don’t relax your attentions or brush of their feelings, nag, intrude or criticise their actions – this isn’t about you.