Coronavirus advice and support page
Coronavirus advice and support page
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.
Hygiene - Don't touch your face as this spreads germs. Wash your hands for 20 seconds as soon as you get in
How are you feeling?
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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.
- Take a look at the wonderful Newsround website for information on coronavirus: bbc.co.uk/newsround#more-stories-2
- Information from hand washing to staying safe: young.scot/campaigns/national/coronavirus
Advice from the NHS
Information for Families - Family 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:
- Information on stress and information and support on a range of topics around wellbeing, go to: www.thesource.me.uk/wellbeing
Try our mindful grounding technique to help you feel better if you are feeling worried. Find a quiet place and try this:
- Name 5 things you can see around you
- Name 4 things you can feel
- Name 3 things you can hear right now
- Name 2 things you can smell
- 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:
- Keep moving Suffolk provides a great list of free exercise ideas at home - keepmovingsuffolk.com/exercise-in-your-home/
- Let's get cultural and creative ideas from Suffolk Library - suffolklibraries.co.uk/events-activities/online-and-streamed-events/arts-activities/
- Adventures at Home ideas from Girl Guiding UK - girlguiding.org.uk/what-we-do/adventures-at-home/
- List of boredom busters and free things to do! - https://chatterpack.net/blogs/blog/list-of-online-resources-for-anyone-who-is-isolated-at-home
- 30 day What’s Up Challenge -30 things to support your emotional wellbeing for all the family - thesource.me.uk/whatsup
- Send letters, cards and photos or drawings to loved ones in care homes.
- Keeping in touch with older relatives: www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-51933618
- Netflix now lets you watch movies with friends - www.netflixparty.com/
- Sporcle Quiz site - www.sporcle.com/
- Listen to a playlist or watch a video on our Youtube channel: www.youtube.com/user/thesourcesuffolk
- Action for Happiness - Coping calendar and other resources - www.actionforhappiness.org/coping-calendar
- Home education: https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach and BBC Bitesize
- Suffolk Library provides free access to thousands of the latest e-books, music, magazines, audiobooks and more! -www.suffolklibraries.co.uk/
- Do some research around careers in our Learning and Work section
- Write a quiz for you and your friends
- Write a diary to document this time - a situation like this only usually happens once every 100 years
- Remember that it is okay not to feel okay. This is a really strange time for everyone so be easy on yourself and take it day by day.
- Keep your spirits up with the National Theatre at home on Youtube
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 :)).
- Check out the page on The Source about exercise: www.thesource.me.uk/health/food-and-exercise/
- How to exercise while staying at home: www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-51933762
- Information and free resources on the NHS: www.nhs.uk/live-well/exercise/
Support for your emotional wellbeing:
A problem shared is a problem halved.
- The Source - Check out or wellbeing pages - www.thesource.me.uk/wellbeing and 'when someone dies' : www.thesource.me.uk/search-for-help-support-and-services/when-someone-dies/
- 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 Hub - thesource.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 1 - Point-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 Gateway - www.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.
- Moodwise - www.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.