Coronavirus Support – Helplines for Anxious Patients

We are recieving a lot of calls from anxious patients wanting general advice and support rather than clinical advice and support.

Please find below a list of resources that patients may find useful –

Older People

The Silver Line 0800 470 80 90
Free confidential helpline providing information, friendship and advice to older people, open 24 hours a day, every day of the year.

Age UK 0800 678 1602
Free to call 8am – 7pm 365 days a year, general help & advice

Age UK Barnstaple 01271 324488
Working with and for older people in Barnstaple and the surrounding district. Office is open Monday – Thursday: 9.30am–1.00pm & 2.00pm–4.00pm. Friday: 9.30am–1.00pm

Young People

Young Minds
For young people they can access website direct for advice
Or parents can call the Parents Helpline: 0808 802 5544 (Monday to Friday 9.30am – 4pm, free for mobiles and landlines)

Mental Health & Wellbeing

MIND – 0300 123 3393

Mental Health First Aid England – 0203 928 0760

Chronic Diseases

Diabetes UK 0345 123 2399
Has advice for people living with diabetes on their website

British Lung Foundation 03000 030 555  
Conditions such as asthma, COPD, emphysema or bronchitis

British Heart Foundation 0300 330 3311
Heart or circulatory disease

Stroke Association 0303 3033 100