- Information Leaflets (gov.uk)
- What does shielding mean? (Healthwatch England)
- What is the difference between self-isolation and social distancing? (British Lung Foundation)
- Information for pregnant women (Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists)
- Information for deaf people or those hard of hearing (Sign Health)
- Support for people experiencing homelessness (Groundswell)
- Help available for victims of domestic abuse (Shropshire Council)
- Support and advice for people affected by dementia (Alzheimer's Society)
- Food parcels for the most vulnerable (Shropshire Council)
- Transport and travel guidance (gov.uk)
- Community Support Services Map (Shropshire Council)
Covid-19 Support Groups (Covid-19 Mutual Aid UK)
You might be worried about coronavirus and how it could affect your life. This may include being asked to stay at home or avoid other people.
This might feel difficult or stressful. But there are lots of things you can try that could help your wellbeing.
This provides a summary of helpful resources and links to a range of practical tips, advice and support to help us through uncertain times.
Every Mind Matters
Expert advice and top tips on how to look after your mental wellbeing if you need to stay at home during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. It also includes guidance if you’re feeling worried or anxious about the outbreak.
Stress, Anxiety and Wellbeing support meetings.
Mind Shropshire are organising virtual meetings using Zoom. The session is entitled Stress, Anxiety and Wellbeing, it has been attended by just over 250 people to date, it is an open invite, and it looks at how we manage these areas, in order to support more effectively.
Sessions have been established on:
- Tuesday 3 till 4pm
- Wednesday 3 till 4 pm
- Thursday 4 till 5pm
Meeting Details: Join Zoom Meeting https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85043721339?pwd=MkludGZiN1cwRG9IUW1qOHdXT3ptZz09
Meeting ID: 850 4372 1339
Public Health England
World Health Organization
Midlands Partnership Foundation Trust
Help in a crisis. If you, a family member or friend needs help urgently.
Supporting the well-being of Children and Young People
Shropshire Council has launched new Community Reassurance Teams, and a new dedicated Helpline, during the coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic, to help those who are vulnerable and in need of help.
The Helpline number is now live, and residents are being asked to use the Helpline if they have any coronavirus-related issues or enquiries. The Helpline is 0345 678 9028, and is available from 8am to 6pm weekdays, and 9am to 1pm Saturdays. Each caller will be asked to explain their need and, if required, this information will be passed on to the appropriate support.
For local information for the public, for businesses, education and social care settings.
Help for Parents
People seeking help with dental problems should not visit their dental practice but instead phone their normal practice for information and advice on alternative arrangements in place or contact NHS 111.
Cancer and coronavirus
If you have cancer, it’s understandable you might feel anxious about COVID-19. The Government and the NHS have both confirmed that cancer treatment should continue to be prioritised during the response to the COVID-19 emergency.
Support for those who are concerned about their Vision or Hearing
My role is to offer practical and emotional support to people living with a sight condition, their families and carers. I am usually based within the eye clinics at the Royal Shrewsbury and Princess Royal Hospitals but am currently working remotely.
Anyone can self-refer:
Sight and Hearing Loss Support - Shropshire RCC
They are continuing to support people to get their supplies and delivering them along with their outside home visits for hearing aid repairs/retubing, this means they visit the home and pick up the aid from the doorstep, repair, service and clean before returning it to the doorstep.
Covid-19 symptom tracker (Kings College, London)
Take 1-minute to self-report daily, even if you are well. Help scientists identify:
- High-risk areas in the UK
- Who is most at risk, by better understanding symptoms linked to underlying health conditions
- How fast the virus is spreading in your area
This survey will help the NHS understand more about how and where coronavirus (COVID-19) is affecting people currently. By answering some quick questions, you can help the NHS plan its response to coronavirus.