Being in Lockdown in our home at this time is stressful for most of us. For many people there are additional pressures, such as work worries, unemployment, financial concerns, the demands of keeping our children occupied and happy and the lack of personal space when we are constantly with family members, however much we love them. Added to that, we may carry fears about our love ones becoming seriously ill, as well as ourselves. Every day we have the constant distress of hearing what our health service staff and other frontline workers are going through in trying to save lives. It’s no wonder there are tensions in many households.
NEED HELP MANAGING YOUR ANGER? If you are concerned that you need help in managing your anger, please do the right thing and seek help.
Your mental health matters now more than ever. Its Ok to not be OK.
If you need to talk to someone, please seek support/information/advice, remember you are not alone:
• Visit Every Mind Matters: http://everymindmatters.org.ukto access simple tips and advice for taking care of your mental wellbeing.
• Derbyshire Mental Health Support Line 0300 790 0596 (Derbyshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust) for people of all ages open 9am – midnight 7 days a week
• Derbyshire Emotional Helpline 01773 734989 (Rethink Mental Illness) for anyone 9am – 5pm Mon – Fri
If you are concerned for your safety or the safety of your children or other family members, it is important for you to seek help.
Sources of help are below.
- If you or someone else is in immediate danger please call 999 and ask for the police.
- Silent calls will work if you are not safe to speak – use the Silent Solution system and call 999 and then press 55 when prompted.
- If you can’t use a voice phone, you can register with the police text service – text REGISTER to 999. You will get a text which tells you what to do next. Do this when it is safe so you can text when you are in danger.
Derbyshire Crossroads offers Domestic Abuse Services:
A very useful and detailed resource can be found on the Save Lives Website – https://safelives.org.uk/news-views/domestic-abuse-and-covid-19
From High Peak CVS:
Domestic Abuse – Where to get help during the Covid-19 Pandemic.
If you’re already living with domestic abuse, then the restrictions put in place while the government tries to slow the spread of the virus have probably left you fearful of being isolated in the house with your abuser and as if there is nowhere to go for help.
Remember that you can still call 999 if you or someone else is in danger.
While some domestic abuse support services are not able to offer face to face meetings at this time, there is still help and advice available online and over the phone. These local and national organisations are working hard to ensure they can still support you.
Derby City Domestic Abuse Service – 0800 085 3481
Derbyshire Domestic Abuse Service – 0800 019 8668
National Domestic Abuse Helpline – 0808 200 0247
Men’s Advice Line – 0808 801 0327
National LBGT+ Domestic Abuse Helpline – 0800 999 5428
Rape and Sexual Violence Services – 01773 746 115
If you’re a child or young person and domestic abuse is happening in your home or relationship, then call Childline on 0800 1111.