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Coronavirus update

Eight Bells for Mental Health is allowed to continue opening every Monday but with strictly no more than 15 people in the building at each session
We can have two consecutive groups in the morning -9am to 12.30pm and afternoon – 1am to 4pm- as long as the building is deep cleaned between each session.

Coordinator Kathryn is running 1-1’s meetings for specific advocacy and support from 4pm to 8pm but appointments must be booked in advance.
Similarly all places at our drop in’s must be booked ahead of every session, if you are on the waiting list you will be allocated a place at the following Monday session until we reach the 15 person total.
The following activities are still running in a socially distanced setting, again you can only take part if you have a place booked at the relevant session.
10am Prize Bingo or Quiz
11am Seated Yoga and Meditation
1pm Art Therapy
Apologies for all the rules and regulations but if we don’t comply we risk closure.

Kathryn is supporting existing members and anyone else needing help or advice for mental ill health by phone and email as follows:
Monday 8am-8pm
Tuesday to Friday 10am-5pm
Weekends closed.
Please note our new contact details:
Email: coordinator@eightbellsnewbury.co.uk
Mobile: 07387 962220
Our Peer Supporters have set to up a WhatsApp Group to offer friendship and a listening ear to all members, please email us if you would like to join.

Other Mental Health Support during Coronavirus (COVID-19)
If you need mental health support, please contact Talking Therapies service or the Common Point of Entry (CPE) team. You will be able to speak with a mental health practitioner who will direct you to the right service, including support from our Crisis Resolution and Home Treatment Team.

Talking Therapies 0300 365 0200
Visit Talking Therapies Berkshire website

CPE 0300 365 0300
You should only call NHS111 if you have a physical health concern.  They will be able to direct you to the most appropriate service. Only in a medical emergency should you contact 999 or attend the local A&E department.
If it’s a medical emergency, call 999 straight away.

Mental Health Crisis Team
If you need urgent help, but it’s not an emergency, you can call the Mental Health Crisis Team  0300 365 0300 or 0300 365 9999

If you need someone to talk to, you can also contact:
Sane Line 0300 304 7000   (open 4.30pm – 10.30pm every day)
Visit Sane Line website

Samaritans   116 123 (24 hours every day) Visit Samaritans website

See our HELPLINE page for other useful contact numbers.

For practical help contact the Community Hub.

A new Community Support Hub has been set up to support those residents who are most vulnerable in our communities and provide them with the help they cannot access anywhere else.

The Community Support Hub works with local community groups to match vulnerable people who need help and support with those best able to provide it. The Hub can also help those people who want to volunteer in their community but don’t know where to begin. This includes mental health support and practical support such as picking up shopping or medication and being at the end of the phone for a chat for those who are feeling lonely; all while adhering to national guidance on staying safe and social distancing.

The hub is open from Monday to Thursday 8:30am to 5:00pm, and Friday to Sunday 8:30am to 4:30pm. You can get in touch at westberksbct@westberks.gov.uk or by calling 01635 503579.

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