Following the announcement from the Prime Minister that the United Kingdom will enter a month long lockdown from Thursday, there is absolutely no doubt that the impact on the mental health of thousands of people will be very severe.

The wonderful people at the Samaritans want you to know that they are available 24 hours a day, so that you never have to feel alone.

A statement said:

“There’s no doubt that these uncertain and challenging times have affected the way we go about our daily lives.

“As social restrictions and uncertainty continues, it is essential that we look after our own mental health and others by continuing to check in on one another and sharing how we are feeling, whether it’s with a friend, family member or a confidential helpline like Samaritans.”