Coronavirus and your wellbeing

Coronavirus and your wellbeing

You might be worried about coronavirus (COVID-19) and how it could affect your life or how you are going to cope at home.

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

There’s lots of information out there so here’s some useful links that can support you through this time:

 

Mental health

 

The Mind website has some great hints and tips on looking after yourself, from isolation advice to staying hydrated.

 

The Mental Health Foundation has some great tips on looking after yourself whilst working from home

 

Every Mind Matters provides simple tips and advice to start taking better care of your mental health. If you are still struggling after several weeks and it is affecting your daily life, please contact NHS 111 online. If you have no internet access, you should call NHS 111.

 

The Every Mind Matters sleep page provides practical advice on how to improve your sleep.

 

Visit the NHS mental health and wellbeing advice website for self-assessment, audio guides and practical tools, if you are experiencing stress, feelings of anxiety or low mood.

 

Support for younger people through the Neighbourhood Watch with their brand new isolation toolkit.

 

Support and guidance through the Samaritans on variety of topics:

If you are worried about your mental health

If you are worried about someone else

Signs you may be struggling to cope

How to help someone you’re worried about open up

 

‘Listening Support’ are offering up to six sessions of listening supportfor Frontline Workers. More information can be found on their website: or get in touch through contact@listening.support

 

Neurolove is an interactive website for young people filled with resources designed to help you stay connected, active and well, at a time when that might feel a bit difficult: https://bit.ly/2YeO6Z1

 

The Red Cross have set up a new support line to offer emotional advice and support to those who may be struggling. The phone line is free, confidential and open 7 days a week on 0808 196 3651

 

Tenouvous cancer care are offering a Telefriend service for those that a isolating and a little lonelier during this time, to receive regular phone calls to lift spirits and chat to someone friendly outside of their own home.

 

Abuse

 

Advice and support through North Wales Police on keeping safe from all forms of abuse in the home during this isolation period.

 

Live Fear Free Helpline

A free helpline offering advice and support to those affected by violence against women, domestic abuse, or sexual violence. Tel: 0808 8010 800 (lines are open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week) Website: https://livefearfree.gov.wales/

 

Women’s Aid Online Resources 

Covid-19/Coronavirus: Safety and support resources as well as safety and wellbeing advice for survivors over at Women’s Aid

Also Womens Aid livechat will now be open 10am-4pm weekdays and 10am-12pm on weekends: https://chat.womensaid.org.uk/

If you are fleeing domestic abuse anywhere in Britain during the lockdown – you can now apply for free train travel to refuge accommodation, through a partnership between train companies and Women’s Aid Contact: railtorefuge@womensaid.org.uk

 

Men’s Advice Line

A confidential helpline for men experiencing domestic violence and abuse.

Tel: 0808 801 0327 Website: www.mensadviceline.org.uk

 

Action on Elder Abuse (AEA) UK Helpline: 080 8808 8141 (freephone) Website: www.elderabuse.org.uk  

 

Older people

 

The Age UK website has information and advice on keeping well specifically for older people.

Age Cymru – anyone over 70 can register with Age Cymru free of charge to receive regular phone calls from the charity in Welsh or English. All you have to do is call the Age Cymru Advice number 0800 223 444 or email enquiries@agecymru.org.uk

Weekly Goldies Mini Sing & Smile sessions are being held every Thursday on their Facebook page, if you are feeling isolated and want to connect with a few likeminded people.

 

Tips for staying in virtual touch with your your older family members 

 

Information on who to contact if you are worried about someone

https://www.conwy.gov.uk/en/Resident/Social-Care-and-Wellbeing/Im-worried-about-somebody/I-am-worried-about-somebody.aspx

 

Children & parents/carers

 

The Childline website has lots of interactive activities for children who may be struggling with their mental health at the moment.

Carers UK have an online forum for anyone with caring responsibilities to chat and support each other.

Guidance for parents and carers on supporting children and young people’s mental health and wellbeing during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak

The Body Coach TVs Joe Wicks runs a PE lesson for children home from school every weekday morning at 10am.

The Scout’s Great Indoors campaign has lots of great educational resources for children home from school in quick bitesize lessons.

 

Fitness and wellbeing

 

You can access free easy ten minute work outs from Public Health England or try other exercise videos at home on the NHS Fitness Studio. Sport England also has tips for keeping active at home.

The Body Coach TV  has lots of various exercises for all fitness levels that can be done easily anywhere in the home.

British Gymnastics Foundation are running online ‘Love to Move’ dementia-friendly exercises!

Session 1: https://bit.ly/2WuVvAJ  Session 2:  https://bit.ly/3fqWpqM  Session 3: https://bit.ly/2YAIB73

 

 

 

 

 

 

Last modified on May 20th, 2020 at 8:55 am