Mayor of Greater Manchester, Andy Burnham, and Chair of the Health and Social Care Partnership, Sir Richard Leese have announced an agreement for a new city-region response on mental health to complement work already happening at a local level.
The COVID-19 crisis has presented challenges which will create additional pressure on mental health services, from trying to support people already accessing services to dealing with new cases caused by people’s sense of loneliness and isolation, as well as the impact on staffing levels.
As a result, a range of digital services and online support have been launched for children and adults across Greater Manchester to minimise the need for people to attend GP surgeries or hospital. These services can be accessed by people who are already experiencing mental health issues as well as people who may be struggling with the new social distancing and self-isolation restrictions.
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To find out more about the free Silvercloud digital mental health platform which provides extra support and help for those who may be feeling stressed and anxious during the COVID-19 outbreak, click here.
To find out more about 'Shout', a new, free service that makes it easier for people across Greater Manchester to find or receive confidential and discreet mental health support, click here.