We understand the strain the Coronavirus outbreak is having on people’s mental health and financial situations, especially those who are continuing to go into work to ensure the country makes it through this unprecedented time.

We’ve put together a selection of useful support resources should you need them during this time.

Mental Health

Cruse Bereavement Care

Cruse Bereavement Care offers support to cope with bereavement and grieving, including support for those who are grieving throughout this difficult time.

Phone: 0808 808 1677 (Monday to Friday, 9 am to 5 pm)

Website: www.cruse.org.uk

Family Lives

Family Lives offers advice on all aspects of parenting, including coping practically and emotionally during the Covid-19 outbreak.

Phone: 0808 800 2222 (Monday to Friday, 9 am to 9 pm and Saturday to Sunday, 10 am to 3 pm)

Website: www.familylives.org.uk

Men’s Health Forum

24/7 stress support for men by text, chat and email.

Website: www.menshealthforum.org.uk

Mind – Fitness to drive

Explains the rights that you have to drive and what information you need to tell the Driver & Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA).

Website: www.mind.org.uk

Mind – Coping as a key worker

Mind gives tips for taking care of your mental health and wellbeing, help with understanding difficult feelings, and ways to find support.

Website: www.mind.org.uk/information-support/coronavirus/coping-as-a-key-worker/

NHS mood self-assessment

The NHS mood self-assessment quiz has been designed to help you understand how you’ve been feeling recently.

Website: www.nhs.uk/conditions/stress-anxiety-depression/mood-self-assessment/

Samaritans

Samaritans offer onfidential support for people experiencing feelings of distress or despair.

Phone: 116 123 (free 24-hour helpline)

Website: www.samaritans.org.uk 

Financial Support

Money Advice Service

The Money Advice Service Coronavirus guide covers your rights to sick pay, what benefits you can claim if you’re self-employed or not entitled to Statutory Sick Pay (SSP).

Website: www.moneyadviceservice.org.uk

Money Saving Expert – Coronavirus finance and bills help

Money Saving Expert has a regularly updated guide which includes advice for renters and homeowners, and advice on bills including utilities, loans, car finance and broadband/TV.

Website: www.moneysavingexpert.com

Don’t forget, the Bluestones Supply Chain team is still available and here if you want to discuss anything or would like to talk to anyone.

Contact us:

Derby: 01332 913 171

Glasgow: 0141 442 0060

North East: 0191 814 9960

North West: 01928 444 051