The following information may help you find the guidance you need during the lockdown.
Please don't hesitate to send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
Tackling loneliness: support for people feeling lonely.
Activities and information to help you develop new skills, build confidence and make connections.
In partnership with the Department of Culture, Media and Sport, the British Red Cross have produced a resource pack to help people and their communities who feel lonely or isolated. It offers guidance, support and activities to boost skills, confidence and connections.
Follow the link to find out more:-
Coronavirus advice and support provided by the Action for Children charity includes topics such as managing challenging behaviour; working and teaching in lockdown; coping with lockdown as a single parent and many other issues.
Their Coronavirus (COVID-19) advice and support brings together a wide range of topics categorised by subject matter and by children’s ages (i.e. 0 to 5 years, 5 to 12 years and 13 years and above). They also offer free and confidential live chat with their parenting coaches.
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.
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.’
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
Send a message to the WHISC Facebook page with your number to have someone call you back.
The Workers Education Association are providing free on-line courses for 19+ adults. Free to anyone with an income of less than £17,500 or in receipt of benefits, (excluding child benefit where income is higher than £17,500).
You can call 0300 303 3464 and state the course code to enrol NOW or click this link https://www. ea.org.uk/find-course and register online, if you click on show more search options you can put the course code reference number in and it will bring up the course and you can enrol onto it.
For more information or if you have any problems enrolling, then please contact:
Helen Duerden - Education Co‑ordinator
WEA partner organisations