24/7 Helpline launched for mental health issues during pandemic

A new helpline ‘First Response’ has been launched in Suffolk and Norfolk to offer immediate mental health support to people during the COVID-19 pandemic.

The service will provide reassurance, self-help advice and signposting to support geared at avoiding the need for people to attend hospital.

Once people are connected they will be put through to a mental health practitioner who will offer advice and support.

The number for this new helpline is: 0808 196 3494

Further information can be read in the Eastern Daily Press at: www.edp24.co.uk/news/health/nsft-launches-all-hours-helpline-during-pandemic-1-6607055

Need additional advice as to where to get help? Check out our dedicated COVID-19 page, browse our Signposting A-Z to search for local organisations or our Need Help Now? page if you are in immediate need of help.