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.
Top Tip! Hygiene - Don't touch your face as this spreads germs. Wash your hands for 20 seconds as soon as you get in
Competition - Tell us about your experiences by taking part in our time capsule competition. For more details and to take part visit 'The Art of Being 2 metres Apart!' competition page.
How are you feeling?
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.
- Download this useful leaflet from the Children's Commissioner
- Take a look at the wonderful Newsround website for information on coronavirus: https://www.bbc.co.uk/newsround#more-stories-2
- Information from hand washing to staying safe: https://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:
Stress- 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 , how to recognise it and how to reduce it: https://www.thesource.me.uk/health/stress/
- Information and support on a range of topics around wellbeing: https://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:
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 - https://www.keepmovingsuffolk.com/exercise-in-your-home/
- Let's get cultural and creative ideas from Suffolk Library - https://www.suffolklibraries.co.uk/events-activities/online-and-streamed-events/arts-activities/
- Adventures at Home ideas from Girl Guiding UK - https://www.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/health/30-day-whats-up-challenge
- How to keep in contact with friends and relatives - Try Facetime/WhatsApp/Skype/Facebook/Instagram and Zoom - remember to check your security settings :)
- Send letters, cards and photos or drawings to loved ones in care homes.
- Keeping in touch with older relatives: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-51933618
- Netflix now lets you watch movies with friends - https://www.netflixparty.com/
- Sporcle Quiz site - https://www.sporcle.com/
- Listen to a playlist or watch a video on our Youtube channel: https://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 (Daily lessons coming 20th April)
- Suffolk Library provides free access to thousands of the latest e-books, music, magazines, audiobooks and more! -https://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
Exercise - 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: https://www.thesource.me.uk/health/food-and-exercise/
- How to exercise while staying at home: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-51933762
- Information and free resources on the NHS: https://www.nhs.uk/live-well/exercise/
Are you finding lockdown hard? Are you concerned about the effect COVID-19 is having on your mental health? Why not join our webinar on 'Mental Health and COVID-19'!
Delivered by UEA students from our student union group 'Headucate', they will give you advice on mental well-being and tools for self-care; a myth-busting quiz about COVID-19 to help you distinguish fact from fiction; and scenario-based discussions about teenagers who are struggling during this pandemic.
To sign up to this FREE webinar simply follow the link and fill in the short form! https://app.geckoform.com/public/#/modern/FOEU014bFgCGupMl
Support for your emotional wellbeing:
A problem shared is a problem halved.
- The Source - Check out or wellbeing pages - https://www.thesource.me.uk/wellbeing and 'when someone dies' : https://www.thesource.me.uk/search-for-help-support-and-services/when-someone-dies/
- Live 1-1 Chat on kooth.com
Text a school nurse for confidential help: 07507 333356. Open Mon-Fri 9am - 4.30pm, excluding bank holidays.
- Emotional Wellbeing Hub - thesource.me.uk/hub
For support for yourng 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 - https://point-1.org.uk
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.