Guidance on shielding

Mental health and wellbeing

This is a difficult time for everyone, and it is important to look after yourself. There are local organisations that can help you if you are struggling with your emotional well-being.

  • Mental Health Foundation
    Has some helpful tips on how to ease out of lockdown and cope with fear and anxiety.
  • Every Mind Matters 
    Gives advice and practical tips on looking after your mental health, including your own free plan to deal with stress and mood.
  • Good Thinking
    Has a special section on coronavirus.
  • The Samaritans 
    If you need support, call their helpline free on 116 123 or email There is also a self-help app that you can download from their website.
  • Bereft Bereavement Support 
    If you have lost someone close to you and are struggling to cope, you can contact Ealing’s bereavement counselling service. They offer low cost counselling at venues across the borough.
  • Ealing Together Community support directory 
    Find volunteer groups in Ealing who can help if you are finding things difficult whilst shielding. There are groups who can help with regular phone calls to prevent loneliness. Simply pop your postcode into Ealing Together’s online directory and choose the services you need.