It’s understandable that many people may be experiencing feelings of anxiety, distress and concern during the coronavirus outbreak (COVID 19) – with so much uncertainty in the air, it’s important to acknowledge that these feelings are valid, and that it’s OK that you’re experiencing them.
We can all play a role in suicide prevention, now more than ever, it’s important to reach out to friends and loved ones, take steps to look after our own mental wellbeing, keep each other and yourself safe from suicide and if you’re worried about someone, just ask them the question. It’s #OK2ASK
Here’s our advice for self-care and looking out for others during times of uncertainty:
IMPORTANT: If someone's life is in danger - for example they have seriously harmed themselves or taken a drug overdose - call 999 for an ambulance or go straight to A&E (the closest to St Helens is Whiston Hospital)
Stay safe, look after each other and be #KindToYourMind
Mersey Care NHS Foundation Trust have a 24hr mental health crisis line for St Helens, Knowsley, Warrington and Halton: FREEPHONE: 0800 051 1508