Since the outbreak of COVID-19 the UK has entered a
period that is unchartered and uncertain. Many people will experience poor
emotional wellbeing during this unprecedented time.
For some people who have existing mental health
problems these concerns may feel much worse and might exasperate existing
In light of recent government guidelines there has
been a service delivery update from CTS. I can therefore confirm that there
will be NO face to face therapeutic intervention until further notice. Unfortunately,
this means that we shall be unable to process any new referrals or undertake
any further assessments.
CTS are currently contacting our
existing clients to discuss and advise on what support shall be available to
them and their families.
CTS understand that this
notification may cause disappointment and we send sincere apologies for any
additional distress which this action may cause.
CTS are required to highlight that
any individual whom shall require additional /further support should access the
crisis service whom shall be able to support you further.
We shall now require that you please do not visit
Murray Hall Community Trust (MHCT) at our office, which is situated at The
Bridge, St Marks Road. As CTS shall be operating a remote intervention service
inclusive of telephone, video calling and email service delivery option to
maintain social distancing measurements which were called into effect from
CTS shall be updating the MHCT website and social
media with supportive information and resources which shall be available during
this difficult period.
We shall ensure to keep you all up to date with
changes to our delivery of service and would like to take this opportunity to
wish you all the best, to stay safe and to reassure you that we shall continue
to signpost to additional services where we unfortunately cannot currently
CTS greatly appreciate your understanding at this busy
services and advice:
If you have an emergency, please contact: NHS 111 /
999 for crisis intervention.
For online emotional support please visit Kooth.com
The World Health Organisation has provided some
welcome guidelines for managing distress during this difficult time:
- Avoid listening to,
watching or reading the news if it causes you to feel anxious or distressed.
- Seek information only
to help you to take positive actions to prepare and protect yourself and loved
- Seek information
updates at specific times, maybe once or twice during the day
positive actions to look after your own wellbeing, don’t ignore your anxiety
but try and do something that you can control:
- Stay connected with the
people you care about
- Catch up with things
you have been meaning to do in the house or garden
- Read a book, watch a
boxed set, listen to music, cook
- Practice Mindfulness,
this can help you stay connected to the ‘Here and now’ rather than
catastrophizing. – There are apps you can download onto your phone (For
example: Headspace, Calm)
- Paying attention to
your diet and hydration levels
- Exercise – currently a
brisk walk or cycle at a distance from others is still an option
- Continue to access
sunlight and nature, get out in your garden or yard, if possible.