A suicide prevention charity is calling on people to look out for friends, relatives or neighbours who may not be okay - as tomorrow's World Mental Health Day follows months of lockdown and anxiety.

Slough, Windsor and Maidenhead Samaritans handle around 20,000 calls each year from people who are struggling to cope.

Its branch director Susan Chapman, said: “As the pandemic continues, we must remember to prioritise our mental health and stay connected with others. The age of social distancing has meant people are having less face-to-face contact so it can be much harder to spot signs that someone might be struggling.

“Looking after mental health and emotional wellbeing is everybody’s business, we all have a part to play. We need to work together to ensure that we check in and support anyone who may be struggling during these challenging times.”

Those worried about somebody else struggling and experiencing suicidal thoughts can get information by visiting the Samaritans website.

Samaritans can be contacted free any time from any phone on 116 123, even a mobile without credit. This number won’t show up on a phone bill. You can also email jo@samaritans.org or visit www.samaritans.org.