Coronavirus (COVID-19) Resources/Signposting

The change in our lives during the last few weeks is likely to be having a big impact on us and our mental health. At Horsham & Crawley Counselling Group we are still open; we are taking new referrals and are running assessment and counselling sessions; all remotely through phone or video.

It might feel like we have no control, but there are actually a lot of things we can do to help manage the situation and our wellbeing. We want to share with you some useful resources around coping with Coronavirus; the impacts on our mental health, finances, relationships, work, etc. And to signpost you to tips on how to look after yourself during this crisis.

 

Mental Health

Mental Health Foundation – https://www.mentalhealth.org.uk/coronavirus

Mind – https://www.mind.org.uk/information-support/coronavirus-and-your-wellbeing/

Blurt it Out – https://www.blurtitout.org/resource/the-coronavirus-helpful-hub

BACP – https://www.bacp.co.uk/news/news-from-bacp/2020/13-march-coronavirus-self-isolation-how-to-look-after-your-mental-health-and-wellbeing-if-you-re-self-isolating/

App for sleep, anxiety and stress – https://insighttimer.com/

 

Crisis

GP – call your GP surgery

Sussex Mental Healthline – 0300 5000 101  https://www.sussexpartnership.nhs.uk/sussex-mental-healthline

Samaritans – 116 123 https://www.samaritans.org/

SHOUT – Text Shout to 85258 https://www.giveusashout.org/

Mind Infoline – 0300 123 3393 https://www.mind.org.uk/information-support/helplines/

 

Parenting

Talking to your children about coronavirus – https://mentalhealth.org.uk/coronavirus/talking-to-children

Parent Club – https://www.parentclub.scot/topics/health/coronavirus

UNICEF – https://www.unicef.org/coronavirus/covid-19-parenting-tips

Anna Freud Centre – https://www.annafreud.org/what-we-do/anna-freud-learning-network/coronavirus/

Parentkind – https://www.parentkind.org.uk/

Young Minds – https://youngminds.org.uk/

Resources to support children – http://www.safehandsthinkingminds.co.uk/covid-anxiety-stress-resources-links/

 

Self-care

Tips for staying at home – https://mentalhealth.org.uk/coronavirus/staying-at-home

Relaxation/breathing techniques – https://www.cntw.nhs.uk/resource-library/relaxation-techniques/

Royal College of Psychiatrists – https://www.rcpsych.ac.uk/mental-health/problems-disorders/eating-well-and-mental-health

Nutritionist Resource – https://www.nutritionist-resource.org.uk/articles/nutrition-and-mental-health.html#foodandmoodwhatsthelink

NHS Sleep – https://www.nhs.uk/live-well/sleep-and-tiredness/how-to-get-to-sleep/

Mindfulness – https://www.mindfulnesssussex.co.uk/index.html

Sleep Foundation – https://www.sleepfoundation.org/sleep-guidelines-covid-19-isolation

 

Keeping Active

The Body Coach (Joe Wicks) – https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCAxW1XT0iEJo0TYlRfn6rYQ

Sport England – https://10today.co.uk/

Yoga with Adriene – https://www.youtube.com/user/yogawithadriene/videos

Gym apps/home workouts – http://www.talkhealthpartnership.com/blog/2020/03/best-at-home-gym-apps-free-living-room-workouts/

 

Financial/Work Worries

The Money Advice Service – https://www.moneyadviceservice.org.uk/en

National Debtline – https://www.nationaldebtline.org/EW/factsheets/Pages/coronavirus-advice-and-support/help-and-advice.aspx

ACAS (Advisory, Conciliation and Arbitration Service) – https://www.acas.org.uk/coronavirus

Citizens Advice – https://www.citizensadvice.org.uk/

Money Saving Expert – https://www.moneysavingexpert.com/

 

Domestic Abuse

Government guidance – https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/coronavirus-covid-19-and-domestic-abuse

National Domestic Abuse Helpline – 0808 2000 247 https://www.nationaldahelpline.org.uk/

Women’s Aid – https://www.womensaid.org.uk/covid-19-coronavirus-safety-advice-for-survivors/

Men’s Advice Line – 0808 8010 327 https://mensadviceline.org.uk/

NHS – https://www.nhs.uk/live-well/healthy-body/getting-help-for-domestic-violence/

 

Latest Guidance

NHS – https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/

UK Government – https://www.gov.uk/coronavirus

World Health Organisation – https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019