Coronavirus - information and resources
Worried? Somebody you know anxious and afraid?
If you thought a summer lockdown was bad for people already struggling with mental health, a winter one may well be ten times worse - with cold, dark nights and limited social contact. Please keep a lookout for your family, friends and neighbours that are struggling. Mental health issues related to our lockdown and the pandemic are especially hard for people with depression.
Shout is the UK’s first 24/7 text service, free on all major mobile networks, for anyone in crisis anytime, anywhere. It’s a place to go if you’re struggling to cope and you need immediate help. Text: 85258
Samaritans -Provides confidential, non-judgemental emotional support for people experiencing feelings of distress or despair, including those that could lead to suicide. You can phone, email, write a letter or in most cases talk to someone face to face.
Telephone: 116 123 (24 hours a day, free to call
And for young people, contact Childline.org.uk or telephone 0800 1111
Coronavirus Prayer for the world
God of love and hope,
You made the world and care for all creation.
But the world feels strange right now.
The news is full of stories about Coronavirus.
Many people are anxious that they might get ill.
Many people are anxious about their family and friends.
Be with them in their worries and help them to find some peace.
We pray for the doctors and nurses and scientists who are working to discover the right medicines to give hope to those who are ill.
Thank you that even in this strange and worrying times, you are with us.
Help us to look for the signs of your goodness and love towards us.