Wellbeing Coronavirus Support

Coronavirus - We have made some changes

Here at Wellbeing we understand that this is an anxious time as we all make changes to our day to day lives to keep ourselves and others physically healthy. There are many uncertainties, and the situation is changing day by day. It is natural to be feeling unsure, worried about the future, and cut off from others.

Throughout this difficult time, we are here to help. We have opened bookings for our newly created live online workshops webinars which will be focusing on ways to look after your mental health and wellbeing during this Coronavirus Pandemic. You can find out more about these sessions and book yourself a place here.

Regular updates can be found on our FacebookTwitter and Instagram pages so please follow us to make sure that you always receive the most up to date information.

Talk to us

Should you wish to talk to one of our clinicians directly, you can self-refer for a telephone Wellbeing Advice Session. More information about these sessions can be found here. We can talk through the options available to help with a range of mild to moderate anxiety problems and low mood/depression. You might want to talk through your concerns about the current situation with Coronavirus and how it is impacting on you.

We can give you information on how to best look after your mental health at this time, and link you in with our incredible social options, if you are feeling understandably isolated.

How we can help you

We are making some changes to the way we work to ensure that we can still provide services and support during this time, whilst protecting everyone’s health. We are being guided by Government and NHS recommendations on a regular basis to keep our services safe. These are some of the steps we have taken:

One-to-One Talking Therapies

We are still offering our comprehensive range of one-to-one talking therapies but will now be offering these via: telephone, video calls and instant messaging only. If you are currently attending sessions in person at a community venue, GP surgery or Wellbeing Hub/building then we will be in touch with you by text, email and/or telephone to update you and discuss the most suitable option for you.

Video Call Sessions

If you decide to go ahead with video call sessions, we have a free video call platform that you can use for this. Your therapist can talk you through how to use this and you can view our user guide here.

You may decide that now is not the best time for therapy, in which case we will talk you through how to make a self-referral at a future date and explore things you can be doing in the meantime to look after your wellbeing.

Workshops as Live Webinars

Our workshops that we normally run at various community venues will now be available online as live ‘webinars’. This is a live online presentation, where you log in on your computer, phone or tablet. A clinician will present the workshop via webcam so you can see and hear all of the same information that you would in a community workshop. You will not be seen by other attendees and you can ask questions to the facilitator in real time via a chat function that is private and not visible to the rest of the group.

If you are interested in attending a webinar, speak to your clinician during your initial Wellbeing Advice Session, and they can talk you through the options and how it works. You don’t need any special software or a webcam, just a smart phone, laptop or tablet. We will email the link to your email address, which you just click on and away you go!

The social events and activities that we usually run in the community at various venues have been suspended for now, but we are working on some really exciting opportunities to remain connected with others, get involved in activity and maintain support networks.

Watch this space for information and look for updates on our FacebookTwitter and Instagram pages.

 

Self-help

Whether you are self-isolating or working from home, self-care is really important so here are some tips and links on how to look after yourself:

Advice on what you can do to stay well and symptoms of the COVID-19 virus is available on the NHS Website here.   If you are on social media, Facebook have several groups which are assisting people who are feeling lonely or in need of supplies delivered, if they are self-isolating or are in the vulnerable groups category, or over 70:COVID-19 Mutual Aid Support Corona Community Self Isolation Help  

How to protect your mental health links:

Living Life to the Full 

Every Mind Matters – Looking after your mental health

National Mind has some excellent pages on how we can keep emotionally well if we are social distancing and self-isolating,  with some brilliant suggestions of how to help pass the time, manage anxiety and connect socially – here.

Mental Health Foundation – looking after your mental health during the Coronavirus outbreak.  

BBC – Cornavirus, How to protect your mental health.

Download the CBT Resource Guide to managing stress and worry during the Coid-19 outbreak

Beat Eating Disorders – Coronavirus

 

For some ideas about how to stay fit while self isolating / social distancing:

Active Norfolk: Active at home

Sport England: How to stay active whilst you’re at home.

The Guardian: From Yoga to Cross crossfit, the 10 best online home work outs

Run Together also have some advice pages on starting your own running programme here.

Information for children and young people:

Child friendly explanations of coronavirus – TES

Social story to inform young children about the pandemic.

Anna Freud Centre have many resources for children and young people.

EdPsy have collated lots of information and links on how to talk or support children through coronavirus.

 

MENCAP easy read guide to coronavirus:

MENCAP

The Autism Educator: What is the cornonavirus?

 

Relationship advice:

Relate: Relationship help

Hestia – Bright Sky App

 

Domestic abuse support:

SafeLives: Domestic abuse support during the COVID-19 pandemic

 

Working from home:

How to manage remote working – UCL

Working from home tips – METRO

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