PEOPLE struggling with their mental health are being urged to get help and support as soon as they need it.

With this week marking national Mental Health Awareness Week, the Now We’re Talking campaign is highlighting the comprehensive range of support available to anyone in Worcestershire who needs help.

It includes support for those experiencing more common issues such as stress and anxiety, and a new app for young people called BESTIE which helps maintain positive wellbeing.

One in four people will experience poor mental health at some point and the campaign, run by Worcestershire Health and Care NHS Trust, is encouraging people to seek help without delays.

In Worcestershire the Healthy Minds team support those who are feeling stressed, anxious, worried or depressed. You can self-refer to the service without having to see a GP or another health professional first by calling 0300 302 13 13

In Herefordshire the Let’s Talk service also support people experiencing these more common issues. If you live in Herefordshire you can self-refer to this service too, by calling 0800 073 22 00

Sarah Dugan, Chief Executive at Worcestershire Health and Care NHS Trust, said: “Across our area we have seen a reduction in people accessing mental health services since the Coronavirus outbreak. This has been mirrored in many areas of the country and while more work is needed to understand the reasons for this, our message is clear – mental health services in Herefordshire and Worcestershire are open and its vital people don’t delay getting the support they need.

"We provide a range of mental health services with the support of partners and the wider community and while the way we deliver them might a bit different at the moment to adhere to social distancing rules, they are very much open.”

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You can also follow the campaign on Twitter @NowWereTalking_ and on Facebook @NowWereTalkingWorcs