Coronavirus (Covid-19): National help and support

The following organisations are providing Covid-19 support and information across England.

See a list of local organisations in Birmingham here.

Official Advice and Guidance

Gov.Uk

Official government updates about coronavirus.

Extremely vulnerable people can also register to get additional support online or by calling 0800 028 8327.

NHS England

Official medical advice about coronavirus.

General Medical Council – What can patients expect of their doctor?

Doctors, and the whole healthcare team, are under intense pressure. The impact of coronavirus (COVID-19) means they might need to deliver care in different ways. They are trying to do their best for all the patients they treat and to protect the health of the public.

Find out more

Public Health England

Links to all the detailed guidance that has been issued by Public Health England related to the current crisis.

Mental Health

Every Mind Matters

Expert advice and practical tips to help you look after your mental health and wellbeing.

Samaritans

When life is tough, Samaritans are here to listen at any time of the day or night. You can talk to them about anything that’s troubling you, no matter how difficult.

Call free on 116 123 or visit  the website.

Shout

Confidential 24/7 crisis text support for times when you need immediate assistance.

Text “SHOUT” to 85258 or visit the website.

HopelineUK

If you are under 35 and feel that life is not worth living any more, call Papyrus’s HopelineUK from 9am to 10pm weekdays and 2pm to 10pm on weekends.

Call HopelineUK on 0800 068 41 41

Text 07786 209697

Visit the website.

CALM

CALM is the Campaign Against Living Miserably, for people in the UK who are down or have hit a wall for any reason.

Call 0800 58 58 58 (daily, 5pm to midnight)

Free, anonymous webchat with trained staff. 

Visit the CALM website  

Young Minds

A charity which supports young people’s mental health.

Find out more.

Support for Children and Parents

NSPCC

Help for adults concerned about a child call 0808 800 5000

Help for children and young people call 0800 1111

See the website.

Childline

A free helpline that you can call any time to talk about any worries you might have.

Call 0800 1111

Find out more.

British Psychological Society

Advice on talking to children about illness.

Contact

Coronavirus information for parents of disabled children.

The National Autistic Society

Coronavirus resources for people with autism and their families.