Here are some useful links and information regarding Coronavirus including local and national responses.
Nottinghamshire Coronavirus Community Support Hub
Information on what support and volunteering help is out there across Nottinghamshire - Nottinghamshire Coronavirus Community Support Hub
Nottinghamshire Adult Social Care
Details of the new adult social care support offer in Nottinghamshire as a result of the Coronavirus crisis: https://www.nottinghamshire.gov.uk/care/adult-social-care/adult-social-care-hub/adult-social-care-offer
Nottinghamshire Mental Health Helpline
The Nottinghamshire Mental Health Helpline is now available 9am-11pm 7 days per week for anyone of any age who needs emotional support or information about what help is available locally for people struggling with their mental health.
Anyone living in Nottinghamshire can use the service. A team of supportive mental health workers are on hand to provide information and advice e.g. techniques that people can use to manage anxiety. They will also be able to direct people to other services where needed. The helpline website also includes useful information about a range of common mental health issues such as anxiety and low mood and how to promote feelings of wellbeing.
The helpline is being delivered by Turning Point.
The helpline number is 0300 555 0730.
For more information and mental health resources visit https://www.turning-point.co.uk/nottingham-helpline
Nottinghamshire County Council Buildings and Services during Coronavirus
Latest update on Notts CC buildings, services and events impacted by Covid-19 (Coronavirus) (the adult social care offer has also been listed in the current disruptions page) https://www.nottinghamshire.gov.uk/planning-and-environment/emergencies-and-disruption/current-disruption
Coronavirus and Young Peoples mental health
Tips, advice and guidance for young people on where you can get support for your mental health during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic
Covid Mutual Aid
Uk website listing all known about local Coronavirus support groups for helping neighbours etc - https://covidmutualaid.org/local-groups/
Government guidance for those who provide unpaid care to friends or family
Read full guidance here
Joint statement from Carers UK and Carers Trust
Carers UK and Carers Trust have made a joint statement regarding the coronavirus – or COVID-19. This covers an overview of the current advice for people who are providing unpaid care. Statement on covid 19 coronavirus
They have some important questions and answers for Carers - Q and A's
NHS has some advice on looking after your mental health during this current situation https://www.nhs.uk/oneyou/every-mind-matters/
Other resources that may be of help at this time
Coronavirus Anxiety Workbook
The wellness society have produced a Coronavirus Anxiety Workbook. This is a tool to help you build resilience during these difficult times. Coronavirus-Anxiety-Workbook.pdf
Caring for someone with dementia at home
A resource pack for carers Dementia Carer Pack A4 Flyers 230420 (4).pdf (271 KB)
Psychology wellbeing pack from one of the NHS trusts Psychology Wellbeing Pack for Halton.pdf.pdf (717 KB)
Free helpline for parents & carers on employment rights and in-work benefits website
Cruse Bereavement Care
Bereaved people may have to deal with increased trauma, and may be cut off from some of their usual support network. Cruse Bereavement Care have shared some advice and guidance for those affected. Cruse website
Women’s 24hr Domestic and Sexual Violence Helpline
Tel: 0808 800 0340
The Helpline offers support to women, teenage girls and children who have been affected by domestic or sexual abuse 365 days a year. It is staffed by fully trained female support workers and volunteers and all calls are confidential and free to call from the UK. Translation facilities are available for callers whose first language is not English and there is a service for callers who are deaf or hard of hearing. The Helpline is also there for family, friends, colleagues and others calling on their behalf.
Hearing impaired women can use Text Relay: • to make a telephone call dial 18001 + the Helpline number • to make a textphone call dial 18002 + the Helpline number
Men’s National Advice Line Help
Tel: 0808 801 0327
The Helpline provides support for heterosexual, gay, bi and transgender male survivors of domestic violence and abuse.
Government Coronavirus Information Service on Whatsapp
Government launches Coronavirus Information Service on WhatsApp - The new free to use service aims to provide official, trustworthy and timely information and advice about coronavirus (COVID-19), and will further reduce the burden on NHS services. - coronavirus information service on whatsapp
Some advice from Rethink Mental Illness for carers of those with severe mental illness https://www.rethink.org/news-and-stories/blogs/2020/03/coronavirus-advice-for-carers-of-those-with-severe-mental-illness/
Alzheimer’s society dementia talking point https://forum.alzheimers.org.uk/
Dementia - Here is a guide to online resources for those providing care for people with dementia Maintaining-Activities-for-Older-Adults-during-COVID19.pdf
Dementia - Useful information from the NHS on caring for someone with Dementia at home Dementia Carer Pack
Dementia - here are some simple tips aimed at helping during the current crisis leaflet-for-carers-of-people-with-dementia
WHO Europe has produced a guide How to stay physically active during Coronavirus self-quarantine. The guide is intended to help people integrate simple, safe ways to stay physically active in limited space. The guide also takes account of some of the physical challenges of working from home, offering tips on how to integrate movement into daily routines. stay physically active during self quarantine
Resources and help for young people and parents during the Coronavirus Epidemic
https://www.youngminds,org.uk - has useful information about how or explain corona virus to children . There’s a parents survival guide including Top Tips and information about looking after yours and your child’s mental health whilst self-isolating.
Parents can email email@example.com
Parents help line 08088025544
https://www.kooth.com - online support service for young people aged 10-24
Childline is a counselling service for children and young people up to their 19th birthday in the United Kingdom provided by the NSPCC.08001111. https://www.childline.org.uk
https://www.safespeak.org.uk - counselling services for children run by relate
Phone number 01332349177
https://www.familylives.org.uk - help line 0808800222- can provide local support regarding all aspects of parenting including mental health support
Wealth of resources to help deal with children and teens mental health. “On my mind” website aiming to empower children and young adults to make informed choices about their mental health support.
https://www.gingerbread.org.uk - support for single parents.
Distraction and home-schooling
some ideas https://www.allinonehomeschool.com
Connecting Carers Activities 14th – 19th December 2020
Virtual festive fun activities, training, awareness raising & games with prizes and outdoor walk...Read more
Online opportunities for Carers December 2020
Online opportunities for Carers.pdf (252 KB)Read more