More than 25,000 in Norfolk and Suffolk called mental health helpline during pandemic
A phone line set up to provide immediate help to anyone experiencing a mental health difficulty during lockdown has been used by more than 25,000 across Norfolk and Suffolk.
The Norfolk and Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust partnered with the local CCG to set-up the service seven months ago. Around half of the calls have led to an individual receiving or being recommended for support.
Dr John Hague, of the CCG, said: “It’s so important that we all have the opportunity talk with someone when experiencing adverse mental health issues, and the fact that this phone line operates 24/7 means that opportunity is always available.”
The CCG has also reported this week a low number of two and three year olds taking up a flu vaccination this year. Health chiefs have urged parents to not ignore the quick and painless procedure.
24-hour helpline: 0808 196 3494