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Central London Samaritans is reminding people to check in and support anyone who might be struggling during the coronavirus pandemic on World Mental Health Day. At a time when looking after our mental health and connecting with others is more important than ever, the suicide prevention charity is sharing...

Central London Samaritans is reminding people to check in and support anyone who might be struggling during the coronavirus pandemic on World Mental Health Day.

At a time when looking after our mental health and connecting with others is more important than ever, the suicide prevention charity is sharing useful information to help people spot the signs that someone isn’t OK.

Centred around the belief that everyone has the ability to make a difference, the resources provide information on how to help someone having suicidal thoughts, what to do if someone is self-harming as well as advice on self-care and looking after emotional wellbeing.

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Branch Director at Central London Samaritans, Emma said: “As the pandemic continues and we face potentialrestrictions, we must remember to prioritise our mental health and stay connected with others.

“The age of social distancing has meant people are having less face to face contact so it can be much harder to spot signs that someone might be struggling.”

“Looking after mental health and emotional wellbeing is everybody’s business, we all have a part to play. We need to work together to ensure that we check in and support anyone who may be struggling during these challenging times.”

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