Below are some strategies that sometimes help distract a person when they have thoughts of self harm. . Pinging an elastic band . Holding cold ice cubes against the skin . Drawing on skin . Tight or heavy clothing . Being held tightly . Rubbing on cream . Chewing something with a strong taste
Staying at home and self-isolating for a prolonged period can be difficult, frustrating and lonely for some people and you or other household members may feel low. It is important to take care of your mind as well as your body and get support if you need it. There are many sources of support and
A Self-Isolation Journal template, created by Lorna-Belle Harty, which can be printed off and used to help plan your day during this difficult time. Any feedback would be gratefully received. To print off a copy please click here.
Mid-Sussex Wellbeing are a great resource and can provide excellent information regarding advice and supports on how to make small changes for big differences to your health and well being. They can provide support with exercise, weight loss, wellbeing coaches, sociability and have access to a whole host of organisations accessing as a gateway to
Here are some self help links to websites that some patients find useful: https://www.getselfhelp.co.uk/ http://www.moodjuice.scot.nhs.uk/ https://moodgym.com.au/ Information for parents/carers https://www.nhs.uk/oneyou/every-mind-matters/ https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/stress-anxiety-depression/improve-mental-wellbeing/ https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/stress-anxiety-depression/free-therapy-or- counselling/ https://moodcafe.co.uk/ https://web.ntw.nhs.uk/selfhelp/ This is an Australian site that has some useful resources which may be helpful: https://www.cci.health.wa.gov.au/ This is a recommended YouTube channel that says it in simple ways and isn’t trying
Time to Talk is a friendly and approachable NHS service offering talking therapies for a variety of conditions. https://www.sussexcommunity.nhs.uk/services/servicedetails.htm?directoryID=16358 Self-referral form https://gateway.mayden.co.uk/referral-v2/6293419b-f31d-49fe-9a81-cdd0bb49118d
Who you can speak to if you feel unsafe: Call NHS 111 who have a crisis support part of their service and can call an ambulance to take you to a place of safety as needed Call Sussex mental health line 03005000101. This is available outside of normal GP hours Call us here in the