Last updated: 18th March 2020 2pm


Chapter is suspending all face-to-face services until further notice. We will continue to provide telephone support to those in need and we are adapting our support services to be delivered online wherever possible. We are working with our partners to provide the support that local communities need in this challenging time.

Chapter are committed to supporting the mental health and wellbeing of individuals, communities and businesses at a time when it is needed most.

We will update this page as and when we have more information.

Further Information

Maintaining your wellbeing

You might be worried about coronavirus (also known as COVID-19) and how it could affect your life. This may include being asked to stay at home or avoid other people. 

This might feel difficult or stressful. But there are lots of things you can try that could help your wellbeing.

coronavirus hand washing

Coronavirus hand washing and hygiene tips to reduce transmission of the virus

The links below provide useful information to help you stay well.

Mind - Coronavirus and your wellbeing

MHFA - My whole self - supporting your mental health while working from home

BBC - How to protect your mental health

NHS - Coronavirus overview & advice

Chapter Service Users

Dear Chapter service user,

Re: Coronavirus

You are no doubt aware of the developing situation regarding coronavirus.

The government have advised people to avoid unnecessary social contact and where possible to work from home.

The health of our staff, volunteers and service users is always our first priority.

We will therefore be suspending all group activities until further notice. 1-2-1 appointments will continue but will largely take place over the telephone.

Group activities will resume as soon as it is appropriate to do so.

Chapter appreciate that this is an unsettling time for people. We are currently exploring other ways in which we can support you at this time and will be adapting our services to respond to the current situation.

Your key worker will maintain contact with you, should you wish to speak to your key worker or a member of the Chapter team you can call us on the usual number 01244 344 409.

For information on how to protect yourself, symptoms and what to do if you suspect you might have coronavirus you can visit

For the latest information from Chapter regarding coronavirus you can visit

We hope you stay well and look forward to seeing you soon.

Best wishes,


Daniel Rogers

Interim CEO