Trust’s ‘get in touch’ call to people suffering with stress
TO mark Stress Awareness Month health professionals at Lancashire Care NHS Foundation Trust are encouraging people experiencing high levels of stress to get in touch.
According to the Mental Health Foundation 74% of UK adults have felt so stressed at some point over the last year they felt overwhelmed or unable to cope.
With this in mind the trust’s Wellbeing and Mental Health Helpline and Mindsmatter Talking Therapy Service is encouraging people who may be feeling lonely, stressed or experiencing mental health problems to get in touch.
Lorraine Khalaf, Wellbeing and Mental Health Helpline manager at the trust, said: “Stress affects one in four people and as part of Stress Awareness Month we would like to remind people that the helpline is available to support anyone who feels they need it. No one should have to suffer alone and we urge anyone who needs someone to talk to, to get in touch.”
The helpline is open Monday to Friday from 7 to 11pm and Saturday and Sunday from midday to midnight.
For more information about the Wellbeing and Mental Health Helpline, ring 0800 915 4640 or visit www.lancashirecare.nhs.uk/Mental-Health-Helpline.
For information about the local Mindsmatter Service visit www.lancashirecare.nhs.uk/Mindsmatter.