Mental Health and Well Being

The coronavirus (COVID19) outbreak is going to have an impact on everyone’s daily lives, as the government and the NHS take necessary steps to manage the outbreak, reduce transmission and treat those who need medical attention.

It may be difficult, but by following guidance on social distancing, or staying at home, you are helping to protect yourself, your family, the NHS and your community.

During this time, you may be bored, frustrated or lonely. You may also feel low, worried, anxious, or be concerned about your health or that of those close to you. Everyone reacts differently to events and changes in the way that we think, feel and behave vary between different people and over time. It’s important that you take care of your mind as well as your body and to get further support if you need it.


Mind for better mental health

Telephone: 0300 123 3393

Text: 86463 

online chat available

Support and advice to empower anyone experiencing mental health


Online chat: Available

An online counselling and emotional well-being platform for children and young people, accessible through mobile, tablet and desktop and free at the point of use


Available 365 days of the year via mobile, tablet and desktop devices Monday-Friday 12 noon to 10pm

Weekends 6pm-10pm

Qwell is a free online Mental Health and Wellbeing resource for parents and carers of young people under the age of 18 that requires no formal referral, instead only requiring the user to set up an account on the website. 

Derbyshire LGBT

Telephone: 01332 207704   Email: INFO@DERBY SHIRELGBT.O RG.UK


Specialist LGBT+ support for young people and their families across Derbyshire. Currently offering online support via youth groups, one to one support over the phone and email. 

Every Mind Matters

Every Mind Matters is the new national platform for good mental health, from Public Health England. It aims to make it easier for everyone to look after their own wellbeing and improve their mental health, by providing a digital hub full of advice, tips and resources and a new online tool to help everyone create their own action plan.


open 24 hours a day, every day of the year

Offering mental health support and can be contacted by telephone, letter, email and mini-com. There's also a face-to-face service, available at their local branches.

Calm Harm

Free app to help manage self-harm urges.

Place to be

Telephone: 020 7923 5581

Out of hours: 07850 265681

A children’s mental health charity that provides counselling and mental health support and training in UK schools. They have lots of online resources for professionals to support through the covid-19 pandemic. 

Mental Health

Lots of information on a range of issues including men and mental health

Action for Children

Protect and support children and young people, provide practical and emotional care and support, ensure their voices are heard, and campaign to bring lasting improvements to their lives. Offering support around fostering, adoption and other resources. 

Child Line

Telephone: 0800111    

Online Chat: Available on their website

Information and advice on managing anxiety, bullying, internet safety, staying safe and a place you can speak to trained councillors. 


Supporting people who are having difficulties with their mental health across the whole spectrum of mental illnesses. We do this by offering targeted goal-focused support, developing peer support and volunteer opportunities across Derbyshire.

The Mix

Essential support for under 25’s, including mental health, housing and relationships