Support for mental health and wellbeing

The coronavirus outbreak means that life has changed for all of us for a while, and it's natural that this may cause you to feel worried or anxious, lonely or frustrated. 

This situation is temporary - make sure you keep talking to people about how you feel, and find time to do things you enjoy. For most of us, these difficult feelings will pass.

If you feel you need some extra support, Bury's got the right care for you. You can find out more about support available in the borough and beyond on this page.‚Äč

Support for adults

Silver Cloud digital mental health platform

The Silver Cloud digital mental health platform is available to provide extra support and help for those who may be feeling stressed and anxious during the coronavirus outbreak.

Silver Cloud offers a number of online programmes to help ease stress levels, improve sleep, or build resilience. Each programme uses proven methods, including cognitive behavioural therapy, and all information entered is anonymous, confidential and secure.

Silver Cloud aims to help people stay well and reduce the need for them to attend their GP practice or hospital. 

Find out more about Silver Cloud

Sign-up for Silver Cloud

Living Life to the Full

Boost your wellbeing online for free with help from Living Life to The Full.  This online course can help you with improving feelings, beating stress and boosting your ability to live well.

There are a number of courses to choose from to help with things like low mood and stress, as well as other common life difficulties.

If you are looking to improve your confidence, sleep better or feel less stress, this may be the course for you.

Find out more about Living Life to the Full:

Every Mind Matters

Tips and advice from the NHS to help you keep on top of your mental wellbeing and cope with how you may feel while staying at home.

Additional support for adults

You can access a full list of the support available for adults from the NHS and the voluntary sector, from books and online apps, to friendships and activities, to telephone support and much more.

Support for children and young people

Kooth

Children and young people in Bury can access free online counselling and emotional wellbeing support through Kooth. The Kooth online counselling and emotional wellbeing platform is available to any young person who may be struggling with their mental health during the coronavirus outbreak.

Kooth is for young people aged 11-18 and offers a variety of resources, including:

  • A live chat function that allows young people to contact a qualified counsellor
  • Chat forums with other young people
  • Crisis information
  • Self-help resources

Kooth provides information and support along with treatment for children and young people with a range of mental health problems. Scheduled and drop in counselling sessions are available 365 days a year and includes slots in the evenings and at weekends.

Additional support for children and young people

You can access a full list of the support available to children and young people from the NHS and the voluntary sector, from books and online apps, to friendships and activities, telephone support and support through school.

Support for everyone

Urgent mental health support services

If you need help for a mental health crisis, emergency or breakdown, you should get immediate expert advice and assessment. It's important to know that support is available, even if services seem busy at the moment because of coronavirus.

Shout - support by text

Shout aims to make it easier for people to find and receive mental health support, anytime, day or night.  Advice is available for anyone struggling with a host of issues, including anxiety, depression, suicidal thoughts, abuse or assault, self-harm, bullying or relationship issues.  The service is confidential, free, and won't show up on phone bills. 

Communicate with trained crisis volunteers (supported by clinical supervisors) by text message, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, simply by texting GMBury to 85258.

Find out more about Shout:

Bury Live Well Service

The Bury Live Well Service offers a broad range of support services to help keep people well, in the best possible health, physically, mentally, socially and emotionally.  The team offer support to help people to get more active, eat well, quit smoking, sleep better and much more.  You can refer yourself to Bury Live Well Service and find out more about the support tavalable at:

Greater Manchester Bereavement Service

Support is available to anyone within Greater Manchester, bereaved or affected by a death. No one needs to feel alone as they deal with their grief.

If you've been bereaved and need support or advice, call the Greater Manchester Bereavement Service on 0161 983 0902.

Find out more about this service:

Additional support and information

The Bury Directory

The Bury Directory aims to support people in Bury to stay healthy and well. The Bury Directory provides a wealth of information, advice and resources to help people with this.

Where to get help if you or a loved one is feeling distressed

The Greater Manchester mental health web hub contains lots of useful information and resources to help improve mental health and wellbeing.

Government guidance on mental health and wellbeing

Advice and information on how to look after your mental health and wellbeing during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.

Advice for parents and carers on looking after the mental health and wellbeing of children or young people during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.

The World Health Organisation

The World Health Organisation have pulled together some helpful tips to help people feel better during the coronavirus outbreak.

Fact sheets and more information can be found at the World Health Organisation website