MIND Network

This might feel difficult or stressful. But there are lots of things you can try that could help your wellbeing.

NHS - Every Mind Matters

Having good mental health helps us relax more, achieve more and enjoy our lives more. Every Mind Matters have expert advice and practical tips to help you look after your mental health and wellbeing.

GOV UK - guidance for the public on mental health and wellbeing

Advice and information on how to look after your mental health and wellbeing during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.

Heads Together - Coronavirus and your mental health

We are all living through extraordinary times, and as a result we’re all facing different challenges, stresses and pressures. It’s important to remember that whatever you’re going through and however it’s making you feel, it’s okay to talk about it – everyone reacts differently to different events, and often talking can be an important first step in helping you feel better.

NHS - Mental wellbeing while staying at home tips

The tips and advice here are things you can do now to help you keep on top of your mental wellbeing and cope with how you may feel while staying at home. Make sure you get further support if you feel you need it.

Samaritans - Support and Information

The coronavirus outbreak is affecting the way many of us live our lives, and it's normal that this will affect people's mental health. They have gathered some resources that might be helpful.

CALM - Campaign Againist Living Miserably

CALM have put together some tips to help you get through these weird times, suggesting simple ways to overcome feeling out of control and uncertain, and tackling things the best way possible.

Mental Health At Work

Mental Health At Work have supplied some useful and practical information for anyone who needs it, helping you to look after your workplace wellbeing and make sure you always have the support you need.


SHOUT is available 24/7 and free to text from most mobile networks. Anyone who is feeling anxious, stressed, low or in crisis, can text ‘HeadsUp’ to 85258 to connect with a trained crisis volunteer who will chat to you by text message.

Mentally Healthy Schools

Mentally Healthy Schools has produced a toolkit to help teachers, parents and carers respond to any anxiety that may arise from the Coronavirus. With the right support in place, we can make these challenging times a little easier.

Watford Town Centre Chaplaincy

Watford Town Centre Chaplaincy is available to support anyone who usually works in Watford town centre (even if you are currently self-isolating or working from home elsewhere). You can contact our Lead Chaplain, Frances, on 07483 178582 or to discuss anything which is worrying you.

Watford Wellness - Watford & West Herts Chamber of Commerce

Regular online events promoting wellness, good mental health, and a positive mindset for the workplace (and working from home).

Anxiety UK

Helpline 03444 775 774


Jamie Oliver's Tips for Food Shopping & Cooking

Jamie shares his cooking tips and easy recipes for everyone at home during the current Coronavirus lockdown.

Coronavirus: Gardening ideas for kids to try

With the arrival of spring, there are lots of cool gardening activities you can try out. Why don't you have a go at one of the suggestions in the link below to get your green fingers going?

Royal Horticultural Society - Inspiring everyone to grow

Want to get growing but not quite sure where to start? The Royal Horticultural Society's 'How-to guides' show you the first steps to successful planting and growing.


Supporting a person with dementia at home

People with dementia and carers who live with them have already been spending a lot more time at home. Many people will not have the virus but have been careful to protect themselves. A few will have symptoms themselves or a household member will – in this case the household must follow medical advice.

Activity ideas for people living with dementia

Keeping active and purposeful when staying at home will help fight off boredom and frustration. Here are some activities you can try at home.

Support for a person with dementia living alone

People with dementia need help and support to live alone. Read the Alzheimer Society's advice on where to find support during the pandemic.

Supporting a person with dementia from a distance

If you are not staying in the same household as a person living with dementia, read the Alzheimer Society's advice on how you can support them from a distance.

Coronavirus: Frequently asked questions (FAQs)

Here are answers to some commonly-asked questions from people affected by dementia, which you may find helpful during the coronavirus outbreak


Watford Mencap

Watford Mencap are now open every day, supporting people with learning disabilities and their families across Hertfordshire at this time of need.

Please contact 01923 713636 for information or email and they will get back to you.

DRUM Watford

DRUM (Disability Recreation Unity Movement) provide day activities, services and support to adults with physical and/or sensory disabilities and their carers.


Herts Help

0300 1234044

Citizens Advice 03444 111444

Premier Lifeline (Listening and prayer)

0300 1110101


Silver Line 0800 4708090

Age UK 0800 0556112 0800 678 1602 Helpline


Youth Connexions Watford

0300 123 7538


0300 323 111

01923 353 607


Home-Start Watford & Three Rivers 01923 248010

Families in Focus / Parenting Network

01442 219720


At a Loss (online bereavement counselling

SOBS Survivors of Bereavement by Suicide 0300 111 5065

SANDS Stillbirth & Neonatal Death support 0808 1643332


Victim Support 0808 1689111

Hertfordshire Beacon

0300 0115555

National Centre for Domestic Violence 0800 9702070 Text NCDV to 60777

Herts Sunflower 08088 088088 for all abuse victims (women, children, men, FGM, and forced marriage), and abusers