Please note the ISU is not responsible for the content of third party websites. Whilst every effort has been made to ensure that the links below are accurate and the support offered reputable it is the individual’s responsibility to check that the resource is suitable for their individual needs.
Mental Health Support
The following sites are recommended by Mental Health England
Samaritans https://www.samaritans.org/ Free call 116 123
Crisis support by phone 24/7.
Shout https://www.giveusashout.org/ Text 85258
Crisis Support by text.
Although Saneline normally offer and out of hours mental health support line this isn’t available at the moment. From the link there is a number to leave a message and an email address and they will contact you.
Online Community Support
Online support, including urgent support, run by Mind.
Big White Wall https://www.bigwhitewall.com/
An online community group for mental health support
Online support including moderated real time webchat.
Money Advice Service https://www.moneyadviceservice.org.uk
A Government provided financial advice service including debt management.
A National debt charity offering online and one to one advice and support.
National Debt Advice Line https://www.nationaldebtline.org/ 0808 808 4000
Online, phone line and one to one advice.
For you By You https://www.foryoubyyou.org.uk/
Financial support for Civil Servants in need.
Online P 87D
To claim uniform tax relief, working from home tax allowance etc.
Guide on Social Distancing
This includes the list of conditions considered as vulnerable or extremely Vulnerable.
Guide to shielding
This is the formal shielding guidance.