This guidance is designed to help anyone working in Herefordshire and Worcestershire access basic information and tools around supporting those struggling with mental health or suicide.
It also highlights resources for you to maintain wellbeing and look after yourself after a difficult conversation.
The information provided is basic signposting and not for clinical mental health referrals.
If you are a mental health professional and wish to make a referral to NHS Herefordshire and Worcestershire Talking Therapies service please visit the professionals referral area.
If someone is upset, stressed or struggling with wellbeing, follow the SHUSH listening tips created by the Samaritans:
Not sure how to ask about suicide? Here are some conversation starters
Looking for more information about how to start, manage and close conversations about mental health? Mind, a mental health charity, have a comprehensive guide available to download.
The NHS West Midlands Gambling Harms Clinic (also known as the Midlands Gambling Clinic) provides specialist addiction therapies, treatment, and recovery to those affected by gambling addiction and gambling problems. Referral criteria:
The treatment service can be accessed directly via a self-referral or through a professional referral.
Their self-help toolkit provides the support and resources needed to help people cut down or stop gambling and make a fresh start with their life. If a person you're supporting needs professional help, you can refer them, or they can refer themselves to specialist NHS treatment.