Emotional Support Service during Lockdown

North Berwick Health and Wellbeing Association is now able to offer extra emotional support during this lockdown. During this time we will all feel overwhelmed and anxious.  This is a normal response to a very uncertain time. But if you are experiencing anxiety that you are unable to manage or if you are feeling persistently depressed it might help to have some extra support for a short time.
It may be that your  relationships within your household are stressed at the moment and  it might help, for example, to have a one off phone call to explore your feelings. Some people may be experiencing grief after the death of a loved one and might find it helpful to explore their emotions. Or you may not be able to be with your loved one in intensive care and need to talk to someone.
We can only offer brief emotional support and have limited resources. But we will do our best.
If you would like support please contact nbc-communityconnections@outlook.com stating that you are looking for extra emotional support.
Please note that this is not a crisis emergency service and we can only respond Monday to Friday during office hours. If someone is having a psychiatric emergency, self harming or suicidal please contact 111 or 999 in an emergency.
National helplines can help as well
  • Breathing Space: 0800838587
  • Samaritans: 116123 freephone
  • Shout 24/7 text service: text 85258
  • Age Scotland: 0800124422
  • NHS 24: 111
  • Local health centre: 01620893263
Dr Deborah Ritchie

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