Here are some resources that may be useful:
A special edition of Warwickshire Together contains information and advice on where to go for help during the current coronavirus pandemic. It includes topics such as staying well, staying safe, services, community and voluntary services and district and borough councils.
If you are a carer- Coronavirus- Carers Pack
Every Life Matters- User friendly guide to looking after yourself and others during Covid- 19. There’s a helpful wellbeing plan on pages O11-14
Warwickshire Safe Haven- Coventry and Warwickshire Mind are pleased to announce the opening of a new service which launched 2 April 2020 offering mental health support from 6pm-11pm every Thursday to Sunday evening. Currently support is provided by telephone/text/email with a view to being provided face to face once government guidance allows. Warwickshire Safe Haven aims to help those who might be finding it difficult to cope and need support when other services are closed. Wellbeing practitioners can provide a reassuring chat, signposting and guidance on building coping strategies to manage both mental and emotional wellbeing.
Please see website for more details: https://cwmind.org.uk/warwickshire-safe-haven-nuneaton/
Tel: 02477 714554 or mobile 07970 042270
Coventry & Warwickshire Partnership Trust (CWPT) have put together some ‘words of wisdom’ by Jivan Culshaw, Principal Clinical Psychologist https://youtu.be/V7CwkYcnd34 and Dan Barnard, Consultant Clinical Psychologist https://youtu.be/VlZPqK3uaJM to help us through these difficult times.
Citizens Advice South Warwickshire- Newsletter for those folks feeling particularly vulnerable and isolated- includes articles on a Plant-a-long scheme, staying happy and healthy and a profile of the Reach out to Older People Adviser (service available to those over 65 living in Stratford on Avon District)
Domestic abuse: Contact the Freephone, 24 hour National Domestic Abuse Helpline number – 0808 2000 247 – run by Refuge and www.nationaldahelpline.org.uk Refuge has launched a hard-hitting short film about a woman who escapes her violent partner during lockdown finding safety in a refuge – featuring Maxine Peake and Lex Shrapnel www.refuge.org.uk/surfaces
Arden Foodbank: No Job? Waiting for universal Credit? On furlough and waiting for government loans? If you are in financial crisis then the Foodbank can help- you will need a voucher. Useful information about Foodbank support for families over the summer in the Stratford District- food parcel deliveries available for struggling families during the summer holidays.
Support for children and young people:
Childrens Commissioner-Childrens guide to Coronavirus (Pages 14-18 offer some interesting ideas for things to do)
Rise is a family of NHS-led services providing emotional wellbeing and mental health services for children and young people in Coventry and Warwickshire. Rise is constantly updating COVID-19 related resources on cwrise.com. In addition, The Dimensions Tool (which can be accessed via cwrise.com) with its tailored, immediate support and guidance, can continue to be accessed. There is also a Children and Young Person Advice Helpline number that is now operational to support children, young people and families in this challenging time.
ChildLine: To help anyone under 19 in the UK with any issue they’re going through- big or small. Online or on the phone 0800 1111