NHS mental health support is available in Bedfordshire during coronavirus lockdown

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The theme for Mental Health Awareness Week is kindness

Worries about health, finances and the future are the most frequent coronavirus lockdown concerns people are sharing with the NHS talking therapies service for Bedfordshire.

Bedfordshire Wellbeing Service provides talking therapies and self-help strategies for adults experiencing issues including low mood, anxiety or insomnia and is also providing support for people with coronavirus concerns.

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The service is highlighting the issues most discussed by clients during the lockdown as part of national Mental Health Awareness Week, which started on Monday, May 18.

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The theme is kindness and the Bedfordshire Wellbeing Service team are sharing common themes to reassure people they are not alone if feeling worried and that help and support is in place for those who need it.

They are providing support by telephone and digital platforms and adults living or working in Bedfordshire can receive help by calling or emailing the service.

Regular webinars on specific themes are also being produced so people who don’t want to talk can listen and learn how to use self-help techniques.

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Lorna Lennon, clinical lead for Bedfordshire Wellbeing Service, said: “This is an incredibly difficult time and it is important we all look after our mental health.

"Our team of friendly and caring mental health professionals are here to listen and to help. If you are anxious, stressed or worried then contact us."

For more information about how to access the help and support visit: bedfordshirewellbeingservice.nhs.uk.