CORONAVIRUS NOVEMBER 2020
The previous lockdown was very difficult for those already struggling with mental health, but a winter one may well be so much worse – with cold, dark nights and reduced social contact. This is a time to keep an eye on your family, friends and neighbours that may be struggling. The relapse and overdose rate has increased by 30% since March 2020. Mental health issues related to our lockdown and the pandemic are especially hard for people with depression and/or those who are socially isolated.
Also, we would like to remind you that our regular zoom meetings are a very good source of social interaction and staying in touch, particularly as we enter another lockdown, so please join us if you can. Whether you are concerned about yourself or a loved one, you can contact our Client Co-ordinator, in confidence on 07757 706889 or via email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Otherwise the charities below may be of interest to you.
Charity providing support if you have been diagnosed with an anxiety condition.
T: 03444 775 774 Mon to Fri, 9.30am to 5.30pm. W: www.anxietyuk.org.uk
A charity helping people living with manic depression or bipolar disorder.
CALM is the Campaign Against Living Miserably, for men aged 15 to 35.
T: 0800 58 58 58 daily, 5pm to midnight. W: www.thecalmzone.net
Men’s Health Forum
24/7 stress support for men by text, chat and email.
Mental Health Foundation
Provides information and support for anyone with mental health problems or learning disabilities.
Promotes the views and needs of people with mental health problems.
T: 0300 123 3393 Mon to Fri, 9am to 6pm. W: www.mind.org.uk
Young suicide prevention society.
T: HOPElineUK 0800 068 4141 Mon to Fri, 10am to 5pm and 7pm to 10pm, and 2pm to 5pm on weekends. W: www.papyrus-uk.org
Rethink Mental Illness
Support and advice for people living with mental illness.
T: 0300 5000 927 Mon to Fri, 9.30am to 4pm. W: www.rethink.org
Confidential support for people experiencing feelings of distress or despair.
T: 116 123 (free 24-hour helpline). W: www.samaritans.org.uk
Emotional support, information and guidance for people affected by mental illness, their families and carers.
Textcare: comfort and care via text message, sent when the person needs it most: www.sane.org.uk/textcare
Peer support forum: www.sane.org.uk/supportforum
The UK’s largest provider of relationship support.
The Grand Prix Trust prides itself on the welfare supports that it provides. We have our own dedicated Client Co-Ordinator that has a unique and comprehensive knowledge of the best way to help you and your family.
Our help is on hand to assist you with a simple enquiry or a more complicated issue that can sometimes arise, including health, financial queries or advice.
We will endeavour to help you in a swift, timely manner, and if necessary, we can arrange for a home visit in order to assist with the completion of an application form for financial assistance.
PLEASE BE ASSURED THAT EACH ENQUIRY IS DEALT WITH CONFIDENTIALLY & PROFESSIONALLY
We have been very fortunate to receive some lovely comments from clients that we have helped and here are just a few of them:
“If all the clients of the GP Trust receive the high level of service that you give to us, we are all very lucky”.
“If you had not persevered and kicked my backside into gear I would not be where I am today, and you have no idea what a difference that has made to me – thank you so much”.
“Thank the Trust for the financial support and thanks to Sally for the support and care”.
“I cannot thank the Trust enough; without them I would not be where I am today. Having a new knee was the best decision I could have made”.
“We can’t thank the Trust enough …. Words seem very inadequate. You have made this one of our better days and we will face the future with a lighter step not having to stress so much about the finances. In our world you would be called the Fairy Godmother”.
Sally Oliver MIW (Acc.)
Sally initially studied to be a Secretary and was credited with numerous RSA and Pitman qualifications. She realised that her passion was in the Care Sector and worked closely with Social Services, NHS and was a Care Manager for a Domiciliary Care Company for many years, specialising in Mental Health. As well as this Sally has a Diploma in Welfare Studies and is an Accredited Member of the Institute of Welfare Officers. She spends her spare time with her family as well as walking her dog and will always give 100% commitment to her clients in a professional and confidential manner.
+44 7757 706889