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Coronavirus advice and support page

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Coronavirus advice and support page

Posted by on 19 March 2020

On this page we provide some useful links to get you through including how to look after yourself and your wellbeing in the current circumstances. Take a look and click the link to find information to help you. These are sources that we have checked provide reliable information and we will keep adding so check back soon.

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What is Corona virus (COVID-19)? 

It’s easy to feel a bit overwhelmed and scared right now but we will get through it. The first step is to get informed.

 Social distancing


Advice from the NHS

Information for FamiliesFamily Support Pack from Suffolk Parent Carer Network (SPCN):  

Newsround’s advice for staying positive in a crisis:



Times like these, when there are lots of changes can make you feel more stressed, read about stress and how to feel better:

Try our mindful grounding technique to help you feel better if you are feeling worried. Find a quiet place and try this:

  1. Name 5 things you can see around you
  2. Name 4 things you can feel
  3. Name 3 things you can hear right now
  4. Name 2 things you can smell
  5. Name 1 thing you like to taste.

Childline information for dealing with upsetting news

How to talk about your feelings:

Young Minds have some useful information if you are self-isolating or social distancing:

Or if you are anxious about Corona virus

Check out apps to support your emotional wellbeing

Stuff to do, keeping in touch and entertainment:


You can still do some exercise. Search Youtube for free exercise videos to do at home, dance to a song, go for a run or a bike ride or go to the park (stay 2m away from others of course :)).


Support for your emotional wellbeing: 

A problem shared is a problem halved.

  • Live 1-1 Chat on kooth​.com Free, safe, anonymous chat for young people (11-18 years) to find someone to talk to when they need it. Open Mon-Fri 12pm - 10pm, Sat-Sun 6pm - 10pm. 
  • Emotional Wellbeing Hubthesource​.me​.uk/​hub For support for young people, friends and families who may be worried about an emotional wellbeing issue. Online or by phone: 0345 600 2090. Open Mon-Fri 8am - 7.30pm.
  • Point 1Point-one - If you live in Lowestoft and Waveney, contact the POINT 1 Service instead of the Emotional Wellbeing Hub on 0800 977 4077
  • Emotional Wellbeing Gatewaywww​.emotionalwellbeinggateway​.org​.uk Is a website for parents, carers, and professionals who are worried about a child or young person’s emotional wellbeing & mental health. The site provides information, advice and guidance pages on common mental health issues, such as, anxiety, stress, depression, self-harm and eating disorders, and local support services and groups. 
  • Moodwisewww​.moodwise​.co​.uk Find useful tools and resources to help people take care of their emotional wellbeing. 5 question quiz for personalised list of Apps and resources for 16-25 year olds.

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