You might be worried about coronavirus (COVID-19) and how it could affect your life. This may include being asked to stay at home or avoid other people. This might feel difficult or stressful. But there are lots of things you can try that could help your wellbeing.
The Mind information link below is to help you cope if:
- you’re feeling anxious or worried about coronavirus
- you’re staying at home or avoiding public places as part of social distancing
- you have to self-isolate https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/self-isolation-advice/
And it covers:
- Plan for staying at home or indoors
- Take care of your mental health and wellbeing
- Checklist: are you ready to stay at home?
Coronavirus and your wellbeing – for young people
Coronavirus and student mental health
Coronavirus, supporting yourself and your team
Coping with going into work during coronavirus
Coronavirus and social care rights
Coping as a key worker
Difficult feelings about the coronavirus pandemic
Accessing treatment and support during coronavirus
Coping with mental health problems during the pandemic
Easing of lockdown
Please ensure you’re following all government guidelines and advice: //www.gov.uk/coronavirus
Support for those extremely vulnerable
Local practical help and support
There is a great community spirit happening across the county during this difficult time. (This information was accurate when added in March 2020, please note it may have changed since then).
If you are isolated, lonely, can’t get to a shop easily, self isolating and can’t walk the dog, need a prescription getting or just want to hear a human voice, then here are some great sources of help and support.
Volunteer Cornwall is taking referrals and getting people out on the ground, helping Cornwall residents feel less isolated. https://www.volunteercornwall.org.uk/latest-news/22-news/394-covid19-support
Feock Parish Coronavirus help with shopping, dog walks etc.https://www.falmouth.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/Feock-Parish-Coronavirus-help-leaflet-.pdf
Falmouth and Truro volunteer support https://www.falmouth.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/Volunteer-Support-during-Covid-19.pdf
Falmouth, Truro and Perranporth food support https://www.falmouth.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/Food-Support-during-Covid-19.pdf
Falmouth – Providing meals for people that are isolated 01326 567526: https://falmouthfood.coop/
Roseland Surgeries Patient Group are offering support https://www.falmouth.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/Roseland-Together-info-leaflet.pdf
Threemilestone & Gloweth Coronavirus Neighbourhood Support https://www.falmouth.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/Threemilestone-Gloweth-Response-to-Cornavirus-Flyer-18.03.2020-3.p
Bodmin – Bodmin Town Council have set up a helpline service for people that do not have internet access. The hotline is a first response telephone service for people who have a problem associated with being isolated in their homes. This may include things like not being able to get food or medicines or a household emergency such as a boiler breaking down The hotline number is 01208 455 163. It will be manned by Bodmin Town Councillors and other local volunteers from 10 am to 7 pm. Outside of these hours, calls will go through to a voice mail service and callers will be contacted when the service reopens.
IT telephone support
Free telephone support to help you use your laptop, tablet or smartphone and access online services whilst you are self-isolating at home. https://www.cornwallrcc.org.uk/
Monday to Friday 10am-12pm and 1pm-4pm
For help with IT related questions, problems or issues
Call: 01872 243557 or 01872 243534
About our Frontline
A single service to support millions of key workers
Leading mental health organisations have come together to provide, for the first time, a single service to support the millions of key workers who are putting their mental health under pressure as they form our frontline against the coronavirus.
Together, they are providing a round-the-clock service so they can be there for key workers, whenever and wherever they need support with their mental health and emotional wellbeing. By combining services they are able to offer practical, non-judgemental support with problems ranging from feeling overwhelmed or stressed through to coping with the bereavement of a colleague or family member.
This support is important right now. But it will be equally critical in the months ahead, when we want to make sure that we rebuild and recover the mental health of our frontline workers, alongside our economy and communities.
Our Frontline is a partnership between Shout, Samaritans, Mind, Hospice UK and The Royal Foundation of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge. Find out more about them here, join the social channels below, and see some of the latest updates and real-life stories from Our Frontline.
Financial help and support
Cornwall Council Website: https://www.cornwall.gov.uk/advice-and-benefits/benefits/benefits-and-coronavirus/
Citizens Advice: General Advice:Text ADVICE to 78866 Financial Advice: Text DEBT to 78866
An adviser will aim to call you back within 48 hours excluding weekends. Helpline: 03444 111 444 available Monday to Friday 10:00am to 4:00pm
Turn to Us
Providing financial support to help people get back on track. Website: https://www.turn2us.org.uk/get-support/Benefits-and-Coronavirus
Specific advice for financial support during Covid-19. Website:https://www.entitledto.co.uk/help/coronavirus_help