Self Help UK’s Services Updates and Advice (COVID-19)
Covid-19 support and information
Self Help UK are focused on continuing to support the most vulnerable members of our community.
We are only just beginning to understand the long-term implications and impact COVID-19 will have on our communities. Self Help UK know the importance of keeping connections going. The coronavirus continues to pose challenges for our mental health and wellbeing, we have created this page to help you to access support:
Self Help UK have created a platform for people to share their experiences of surviving Coronavirus. This COVID-19 Survivors Group is bringing people together to talk about the longer term effects on their physical health and mental wellbeing.
Having the backing of a mutual support group can help you to feel less alone and more understood. Mutual support groups continue to operate remotely during this time. If you would like to join a Self Help UK supported group visit our directory https://www.selfhelp.org.uk/directory
Self-care is something we need to teach ourselves and is all about creating new habits. Being empowered to take control of our own health and wellbeing can be one of the most effective forms of self-care:
- Ten Tips For Self-Care from Self Help UK
- Tips on Protecting your mental health from the BBC
- Dealing with your anxiety from Anxiety UK
- Advice from MIND about managing your mental health at this challenging time
- Dealing with insomnia, here is a link to a guide that may help you to manage it:
Video or communicating online through whats app and zoom is a good way to keep in touch with family, friends, colleagues and group members.
The BBC website for a clear explanation of how to make a video call on WhatsApp:
The Connect service can help by finding information about local services, activities and opportunities.
Here are some resources to find information:
For the latest advice and guidance regarding the Coronavirus outbreak:
- NHS guidance please see: https://111.nhs.uk/covid-19
We also need to be mindful to take a break and switch off from time to time.
With nearly 40 years’ experience, Self Help UK will continue to be the beacon of best practice in self-care and self-help. Using expertise, training and resources to keep connections going.
Find out about all the support, training and resources available at: www.selfhelp.org.uk/