Helpline offers Lincolnshire residents confidential mental health support around the clock

A new confidential mental health and emotional wellbeing helpline is now available in Lincolnshire in a joint initiative by the health, social care and third sectors.
If you need support with your mental and emotional health during the coronavirus crisis, call  0800 0014331 anytime.If you need support with your mental and emotional health during the coronavirus crisis, call  0800 0014331 anytime.
If you need support with your mental and emotional health during the coronavirus crisis, call 0800 0014331 anytime.

By calling 0800 0014331 you can speak to a member of a highly trained and experienced team who will be able to provide appropriate emotional support, advice and guidance, 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Rachel Redgrave, of the Lincolnshire Sustainability and Transformation Partnership, said: “You might be in emotional distress and feel that there is nowhere else to turn. Equally you may be caring for someone else and finding it difficult to cope.

“In addition to providing the support, guidance and information you may need, contacting the mental health helpline can give you a feeling of relief, wellbeing and peace of mind.”

Since its launch late last year, the helpline has received more than 1,500 calls, most of which have been about mental health, anxiety, loneliness, depression, or social isolation. A quarter of the callers contact the helpline daily for support.

Eve Baird, of Lincolnshire Partnership NHS Trust said: “The helpline will offer much-needed and awaited support for anyone who is struggling with emotional or mental health problems.

“We know that often people wait too long before asking for help and bottle up their feelings until they can’t cope anymore.”

She added: “We want people to know that it’s ok not to be ok. Even the most resilient of us may sometimes struggle, especially in times like now with the increased uncertainty and the need for some people to avoid social contact.”

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