Strong relationships are an essential part of building resilience and boosting wellbeing, especially after period of isolation.
Often, when things feel too much, the simple act of talking about it, can stop it building into something worse.
Connect with the people around you. Talk and listen. Be there for people.
Age Concern Isle of Man
Age Concern Isle of Man exists to improve health and well-being in later life, provide support to older people at times of need, make older people’s voices heard, build a positive attitude to older people in our society and make our island a great place to grow old.
We love to work with people who share our vision. Join in, and help change lives for the better.
Bereavement Support - Hospice Isle of Man
The care we provide does not stop once a loved one has died, it simply extends itself to family, friends and carers and aims to help you adjust to a new way of living.
Have you been ill and off work? Are you ready to return to work?
If you’d like to get back to work, but need a little extra support to help you get there then our Peer Support Employment project could be perfect for you.
Cruse Bereavement Care Isle of Man
After a death, you may initially feel shocked, numb, guilty, angry, afraid and full of pain. These feelings may change to longing, sadness, loneliness - even hopelessness and fear about the future.
These feelings are not unnatural or wrong. They are all normal reactions to what may be the most difficult experience of your life. Over time, these feelings should lessen. Every person's experience of grief is unique and influenced by personal circumstances.
We understand how difficult it can be to speak to someone about your feelings. Please don’t worry if you are nervous or upset. Just take your time. There is no rush. Talking to Cruse provides an opportunity to talk about grief in a safe and understanding way. Our volunteers are trained to listen.
Isle Listen is a positive community mental health project focusing on prevention and early intervention – part of our work involves the delivery of PSHE lessons and assemblies covering a range of issues that can affect wellbeing, and as a growing presence providing a low-level listening service in secondary schools. Isle Listen also delivers Mental Health Awareness in the Workplace courses and aims to equip people with the emotional skillset, resilience and self-esteem to cope with the challenges of 21st century life.
Kooth are online mental health wellbeing community for 11-17 year olds.
To find out more about using Kooth chat, check out our article 'How to Kooth Chat'.
For more tools and resources on mental wellbeing visit kooth.com
Live at Home
Our team and volunteers work tirelessly to support the older population of the Isle of Man to eliminate feelings of isolation and loneliness and to reconnect them to their communities. Above all, we provide reassurance that there is always someone you can turn to for help, advice, or simply a chat.
To find out more:
627778 or 616571
Manx Eating Disorder Support
This confidential support service is for anyone who is having eating issues. You do not have to have been diagnosed with an eating disorder and referral from your GP is not necessary.
Support is also offered to carers, family and friends, as eating disorders have a ripple effect and cause concern for both immediate and extended family, as well as friends.
Motiv8 Addiction Services
Motiv8 Addiction Services is a Manx registered Charity. We offer free and confidential support to anyone concerned about their own or someone else’s alcohol, drug or gambling use. We provide a range of interventions, including: Counselling services, group work programmes, psychological and family support services. The service is free and confidential.
Parent2Parent are there to helping parents and teenagers dealing with anxiety, depression and various mental health issues.
Support group meetings are held every other Friday. We meet and have a coffee and a chat with like-minded parents. We often have guest speakers who are working in the Mental Health Industry and have many years of experience. Please contact us to find out more.
Qwell online emotional wellbeing and mental health support.
The Qwell team are here to provide free, safe and anonymous online support and counselling. The whole team are made up of friendly and experienced individuals who want to help you.
Southern Befrienders provides companionship to older people in the south of the island who feel alone, isolated or vulnerable. Our volunteer befrienders visit people in their own homes and are happy to stay in for a cuppa and a chat or go out and about with members. Our friendly, group social activities are held every week and include bingo, lunches at local pubs and restaurants, film afternoons, crafts, trips to places of interest, and a group just for gentlemen to enjoy a pint and a toastie at the local pub. Referral is easy, just a phone call or email, and people can refer themselves.
Samaritans Isle of Man are here day or night, for anyone who’s struggling to cope, who needs someone to listen without judgement or pressure.
Samaritans is not only for the moment of crisis, we’re taking action to prevent the crisis.
or if you are worried about your mental health during the coronavirus outbreak, support is also available on their website.
Victim Support Isle of Man
Victim Support Isle of Man is a registered charity independent from the Police.
They provide emotional and practical support to victims of crime. They also support witnesses and victims at court through the Witness Service.
If you have been a victim/witness to a crime and require support, contact them.
Women's Aid Isle of Man
Women’s Aid Isle of Man is a non profitable charity dedicated to offering women and children a safe refuge when faced with domestic (physical or other) abuse.
Youth.im are supporting young people find things to do, someone to talk to and discuss hot topics.
It's a digital space for young people living in the Isle of Man with resourceful and supportive content which is relevant, reliable, and non-judgemental.