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Help during the Coronavirus Pandemic

The following information may help you find the guidance you need during the lockdown. 

 

Please don't hesitate to send an email to info@somewhere-else.org.uk if you would like to speak to someone.  Our administrator may be able to help to link you up with the relevant person or agency.

Struggling with your Mental Health?

Use the link to the nhs website to find tips to help you cope during this difficult time.

 

There are even 10 minute exercise videos for you, if you cannot leave the house.

https://www.nhs.uk/oneyou/every-mind-matters/

Talk Liverpool - help with your mental health

LCVS tenant organisation Talk Liverpool has issued the following statement, reassuring the public that it is still open and here to help and support those experiencing mental health problems during the pandemic:

During these unprecedented times, we wanted to make you all aware that Talk Liverpool remains open, and we are still taking new referrals into the service.

 

Talk Liverpool is still here to support those experiencing common mental health problems, such as depression and anxiety disorders. However given the current guidance on social distancing and Covid-19, to keep both our patients and staff safe we have cancelled all our courses and face to face appointments for the foreseeable future. Instead we are offering assessment and treatment via telephone, as well as using digital therapy platforms including computerised Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (SilverCloud), as well as virtual face to face input via video calls, using laptops / tablets / smart phones.

 

We have step by step guidance on the home page of our website https://www.talkliverpool.nhs.uk/  for those patients who may be apprehensive when using virtual face to face therapy. They can watch videos and even set up a test call which will hopefully allay any fears they may have. Alternatively they can also speak to the therapist or a member of our business support team on 0151 228 2300 who would be happy to help and give guidance.

 

Mersey Care NHS Foundation Trust has also introduced a support line for those aged 16+ who feel anxious or low as a result of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic or have been impacted as a result of the many recent changes to daily life. The support line operates between 8.00am and 8.00pm 7 days a week. Whilst this is not a telephone therapy line, it provides a listening ear service; allowing people the chance to talk about how they are feeling, and leading to them being given advice, self-help materials, and / or sign posting information as needed.

 

Members of the public are able to make contact with the response line by calling 0151 473 0303 and asking for the psychological support line.’

FREE Online courses from WEA for all aged 19+

Here are some online courses that are all free while we are on lockdown (Age19+)

 

To enrol you need to go to the WEA website.

 

 

https://www.wea.org.uk/

 

 

 

Introduction to Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools

Course Code C3844349

A fun and informative course that will improve your knowledge of the role of teaching assistants in schools and colleges, and the main stages of child and young person development.

Thursday, June 11, 7pm, 7pm x 6 sessions

 

Introduction to helping with SEN in Primary Schools

Course Code - C3844358

To give parents the background knowledge and confidence to become an effective parent helper in school (SEND) and/ to help their children’s learning at home.

Wednesday June 10, 2020, 2pm x 6 sessions

 

How to Help Your Kids Learn at Home (Homeschooling)

Course Code - C3844357

Support and guidance to help you manage your homeschooling and support you and your children’s wellbeing. Topics include:

what homeschooling is at this time
the impact that homeschooling can have
Addressing the impact that homeschooling can have

Tuesday June 09, 2020, 4.30 PM x 3 sessions

 

Introduction to Mentoring - Mentoring Roles and Responsibilities

Course Code - C3844362

The course aims to give students an Introduction to mentoring including: understanding the role, developing mentoring skills and exploring the legal and ethical responsibilities of mentors.

Wednesday June 10, 2020 7pm x 5 sessions

 

Get Ready for Work - Job Searching and Interview Support
Course Code - C3844361

Get expert help with the effective jobsearching and interview techniques

Tuesday June 09, 2020, 2 PM

Every week on Tue, until Jun 30, 2020, x 6 sessions

 

Introduction to Working in Health and Social Care

Course Code - C3844372

What health and care services are available to adults and children and what roles are there within these services? How can we Identify and develop the essential skills and attitudes needed to work in these services?

Wednesday June 10, 2020, 2.30pm x 8 sessions

 

Vlogging and Blogging for Beginners

Course Code - C3844363
Get up to speed with the skills you need to get started, or brush up on your existing vlogging and blogging skills.

Thursday, June 11, 2020, 9am x 3 sessions

 

Regards

Graham Barker

 

For more information please contact:

Helen​ Duerden - Education Co‑ordinator

 hduerden@wea.org.uk

 

 www.wea.org.uk

WEA partner organisations

WHISC on Bold Street continues to support

 

Emotional support of women, through Covid 19 and beyond

 

Women’s Health and Information & Support Centre (WHISC) has been providing emotional support to women for over 36 years.

Now, in the time of coronavirus, WHISC is providing a listening ear service via telephone. This is a service that allows any woman in the area who needs some extra support, to have someone to talk to.

To access the service:

Call 07708 381 568, leave your name and number and someone will call you back

Or

Send a message to the WHISC Facebook page with your number to have someone call you back.

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