As an organisation dedicated to providing mental health and wellbeing services to people across Northumberland we appreciate that these are difficult times at the moment and could be having an impact on your emotional wellness. The advice from the NHS, the Government and the World Health Organisation is to stay aware of the latest information via their websites where you will find details of basic protective measures for yourself and others.
Information is available on the MIND website if you are feeling anxious or worried, or if you have been asked to stay at home either by your employer or if you have to self-isolate. It covers:
You can also check the resources and support around looking after your mental health during the Corona virus outbreak on the Mental Health Foundation website
Remember as well as staying informed try and keep it in perspective; the constant media coverage and information overload can bring its own challenges, particularly for anyone who already has anxiety. The advice is to minimise watching, reading or listening to news that causes you to feel anxious or distressed; seek information only from the trusted sources above to help you take practical steps to plan and protect yourself and loved ones and seek information at specific times during the day, perhaps once or twice, rather than have a constant stream of news report.
With best wishes from all at Cygnus.
Volunteer – "Volunteering at Cygnus Support is such a positive experience. I support clients to improve their mental health and wellbeing and also get the chance to continue with my own learning and development."
Client – "Cygnus Support were brilliant, the counselling helped me through a difficult time and I learned strategies for coping in the future"
Cygnus Support is governed by a trustee board that oversees the financial and legal security of the organisation as well as leading on governance. The board meets every six weeks with extra meetings being arranged when needed.
We are a friendly and committed group who are all passionate about empowering people to thrive and enjoy good mental health and wellbeing.
We offer a free confidential counselling service to people across Northumberland. Our one-to-one counselling sessions are provided by professional, trained and experienced staff and volunteers.Learn More