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Mental Health, Grief & Trauma

This is an evolving set of resources and links put together to point people toward information and support related to mental health, grief and trauma.

If it would help you to have a conversation with someone at Inclusive Gathering Birmingham about these or other issues, we’d love to chat with you. Get in touch at newchurchbirmingham@gmail.com.

Help & Support
Mental Health Helplines (NHS)Whether you’re concerned about yourself or a loved one, this is an updated list from the NHS of mental health charities, organisations and support groups can offer expert advice.
Coronavirus & Well-being (Mind)This is detailed information from Mind about different strategies to help cope with anxiety related to Coronavirus.
Switchboard LGBTQ+ HelplineContact the switchboard at any time for resources, advice and support.
Free/ Downloadable Resources
Soothing Pack: Supporting Positive Mental Health (Birmingham Centre for Arts Therapies)This is a free PDF download of resources and activities
Weathering the Storm (Headspace)This is a selection of meditations, sleep and movement exercises from the free Headspace App. These are a way to find kindness and space for yourself and those around you in the midst of tough times.
Articles & Info
Are you struggling with sleep? (Sleep Foundation)This article from the Sleep Foundation talks about how to spot the signs of poor sleep, how it might be impacting your mental health and what to do about it.
Seeking help for a mental health problem (Mind)This article from Mind gives some clear first steps and strategies for seeking help, including how to talk with your GP.
Mental Health, Self-Care & the Coronavirus Pandemic (Red Letter Christians UK)This short article looks at the importance of self-care, particularly for those of us who are actively caring for the needs of others.
The Institute for Collective Trauma & Growth (Various Resources)Resources and tools for spiritual care during and after collective trauma (for leaders and members of faith communities).
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