Charity launches helpline to help those struggling with anxiety during outbreak

A charity has launched a new community support line to help people in Richmondshire to manage their anxiety and emotional wellbeing during the coronavirus outbreak.

Just ‘B’, part of Herriot Hospice Homecare, has launched the Hear to Help helpline to provide support and advice those who are struggling.

Hear to Help will be available to everyone between 8am and 8pm, seven days a week, and will be staffed by specialist support workers.

Anyone needing a moment to talk should call Just ‘B’ on 01423 856 799.

Calls are charged at local rates and may vary dependent on the time of day or even be included within call packages. Ofcom can provide further details at

Chief executive Tony Collins said: “We know the current, ever-changing situation is very stressful and emotionally draining for many of us.

“As a charity committed to helping local people with their emotional wellbeing and mental health,  we will be here seven days a week, to give people space and time to talk through their anxieties and be listened to.”

“This service has been set up to help our local community and we hope it may also relieve some of the pressures on our colleagues in the NHS.”

Just ‘B’ is one of the services offered by Herriot Hospice Homecare, and North Yorkshire Hospice Care.