Mental Health & Wellbeing Support
There are a range of local support services in the community and information and advice to support you with your mental health and wellbeing.
If you’re worried about your mental health, and want advice and support call our one of our free 24/7 helplines who can provide a listening ear and signposting to the most appropriate services for you.
- For adults, call 0800 001 4331
- For children and young people and their families, call 0800 2346342.
The How are you (HAY) Lincolnshire website is also a really useful resource for local groups and activities that can help tackle loneliness, and specific concerns like housing, debt and relationships. Visit www.haylincolnshire.co.uk for what is available in your local area.
If your need is more urgent you can also call NHS 111 for advice in a crisis.
If life threatening please call 999.
Looking after your mental wellbeing in the winter months
We know winter can be really difficult for some people, whether that is the colder weather preventing you from getting out and about as much, the pressures that people sometimes feel around the festive period or worries about relationships and money.
As well as our local free 24/7 helplines available for advice and signposting, there are also communities resources such as the Night Light Cafes which provide a safe space in the evening to chat to someone and get some advice.
If you feel particularly affected during the winter months, some people do experience seasonal affective disorder (SAD) which is a type of depression that comes and goes in a seasonal pattern. Find out more about seasonal affective disorder and what can help at Seasonal affective disorder (SAD) – NHS (www.nhs.uk)
Mental health support and local community groups are available if you need support this winter, including free NHS talking therapies. Find out more about these on the Lincolnshire Talking Therapies website.
How are you, Lincolnshire?
We are helping people to find local resources to boost their mental health and wellbeing.
How Are You (H.A.Y.) Lincolnshire is an online resource bringing together everything in the local community that boosts wellbeing.
Connecting with others, getting active, learning a new skill, being creative, seeking professional support, exploring the outdoors, volunteering – all of these things (and more) can improve our wellbeing. However, it isn’t always easy to know what is out there locally or to feel comfortable trying something new.
H.A.Y. is all about helping you look after you. The websites provide not just listings of local activities, groups and services but also video introductions to group organisers and taster clips of what to expect. H.A.Y. aims to support you both finding out what you might like to get involved in and in taking those first steps.
From yoga to singing, sports clubs to arts groups, or perhaps somewhere to talk or get a cup of tea, H.A.Y. brings you ideas of local things to do to get a wellbeing boost. Plus a wide range of local professional support. Visit How Are You Lincolnshire | H.A.Y. Home (haylincolnshire.co.uk).
Better Health – Every Mind Matters
There are little things we can all do to lift our mood or ease our anxiety – we need to find what works for us.
This could be as simple as taking a walk in nature, prioritising our sleep or opening up to a friend. Our little thing, if we keep doing it, will make a big difference to how we feel.
Find your little big thing at Every Mind Matters – NHS (www.nhs.uk).