Eight Bells for Mental Health has now reopened its drop-in sessions Mondays only from 9am to 8pm. We are hoping to open for a second day and will annouce this as soon as we get news. Our charity is exempt from the Coronavirus Rule of Six but we still have to restrict our numbers so that we can safely social distance.
Please let Kathryn know if you would like to attend a session and at what time. All members must have their temperatures recorded before entering the building, fill in our track and trace book and be mindful of our new safety protocols. We are currently providing hot drinks but not lunch.
Several of our activities are also up and running:
- 10am Bingo and Quiz competition
- 11am seated yoga and medidation
- 1pm Art Therapy.
Kathryn is supporting existing members and anyone else needing help or advice for mental ill health by phone and email as follows:
Tuesday to Friday 10am-5pm
Please note our new contact details:
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 email@example.com or by calling 01635 503579.