SUPPORT ➤

MIND Network


This might feel difficult or stressful. But there are lots of things you can try that could help your wellbeing. www.mind.org.uk/information-support/coronavirus/coronavirus-and-your-wellbeing




NHS - Every Mind Matters


Having good mental health helps us relax more, achieve more and enjoy our lives more. Every Mind Matters have expert advice and practical tips to help you look after your mental health and wellbeing. nhs.uk/oneyou/every-mind-matters/




GOV UK - guidance for the public on mental health and wellbeing


Advice and information on how to look after your mental health and wellbeing during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. www.gov.uk/government/publications/covid-19-guidance-for-the-public-on-mental-health-and-wellbeing




Heads Together - Coronavirus and your mental health


We are all living through extraordinary times, and as a result we’re all facing different challenges, stresses and pressures. It’s important to remember that whatever you’re going through and however it’s making you feel, it’s okay to talk about it – everyone reacts differently to different events, and often talking can be an important first step in helping you feel better. headstogether.org.uk/coronavirus-and-your-mental-health/




NHS - Mental wellbeing while staying at home tips


The tips and advice here are things you can do now to help you keep on top of your mental wellbeing and cope with how you may feel while staying at home. Make sure you get further support if you feel you need it. nhs.uk/oneyou/every-mind-matters/coronavirus-covid-19-staying-at-home-tips




Samaritans - Support and Information


The coronavirus outbreak is affecting the way many of us live our lives, and it's normal that this will affect people's mental health. They have gathered some resources that might be helpful. samaritans.org




CALM - Campaign Againist Living Miserably


CALM have put together some tips to help you get through these weird times, suggesting simple ways to overcome feeling out of control and uncertain, and tackling things the best way possible.
thecalmzone.net




Mental Health At Work


Mental Health At Work have supplied some useful and practical information for anyone who needs it, helping you to look after your workplace wellbeing and make sure you always have the support you need. mentalhealthatwork.org.uk




SHOUT


SHOUT is available 24/7 and free to text from most mobile networks. Anyone who is feeling anxious, stressed, low or in crisis, can text ‘HeadsUp’ to 85258 to connect with a trained crisis volunteer who will chat to you by text message. giveusashout.org/get-help




Mentally Healthy Schools


Mentally Healthy Schools has produced a toolkit to help teachers, parents and carers respond to any anxiety that may arise from the Coronavirus. With the right support in place, we can make these challenging times a little easier. mentallyhealthyschools.org.uk




Watford Town Centre Chaplaincy


Watford Town Centre Chaplaincy is available to support anyone who usually works in Watford town centre (even if you are currently self-isolating or working from home elsewhere). You can contact our Lead Chaplain, Frances, on 07483 178582 or frances@watfordtcc.org to discuss anything which is worrying you.




Watford Wellness - Watford & West Herts Chamber of Commerce


Regular online events promoting wellness, good mental health, and a positive mindset for the workplace (and working from home).

watfordchamber.co.uk/chamber-events




Anxiety UK


www.anxietyuk.org.uk

Helpline 03444 775 774





HEALTHY LIVING ➤

Jamie Oliver's Tips for Food Shopping & Cooking


Jamie shares his cooking tips and easy recipes for everyone at home during the current Coronavirus lockdown. www.jamieoliver.com/recipes/category/books/keep-cooking-and-carry-on/




Coronavirus: Gardening ideas for kids to try


With the arrival of spring, there are lots of cool gardening activities you can try out. Why don't you have a go at one of the suggestions in the link below to get your green fingers going? www.bbc.co.uk/newsround/52009318




Royal Horticultural Society - Inspiring everyone to grow


Want to get growing but not quite sure where to start? The Royal Horticultural Society's 'How-to guides' show you the first steps to successful planting and growing. rhs.org.uk/advice/get-growing





DEMENTIA SUPPORT ➤

Supporting a person with dementia at home


People with dementia and carers who live with them have already been spending a lot more time at home. Many people will not have the virus but have been careful to protect themselves. A few will have symptoms themselves or a household member will – in this case the household must follow medical advice. alzheimers.org.uk/get-support/coronavirus-supporting-person-dementia-home




Activity ideas for people living with dementia


Keeping active and purposeful when staying at home will help fight off boredom and frustration. Here are some activities you can try at home. alzheimers.org.uk/get-support/coronavirus-activity-ideas-people-living-dementia




Support for a person with dementia living alone


People with dementia need help and support to live alone. Read the Alzheimer Society's advice on where to find support during the pandemic. alzheimers.org.uk/get-support/coronavirus-support-person-dementia-living-alone




Supporting a person with dementia from a distance


If you are not staying in the same household as a person living with dementia, read the Alzheimer Society's advice on how you can support them from a distance. www.alzheimers.org.uk/get-support/coronavirus-supporting-person-dementia-distance




Coronavirus: Frequently asked questions (FAQs)


Here are answers to some commonly-asked questions from people affected by dementia, which you may find helpful during the coronavirus outbreak www.alzheimers.org.uk/get-support/coronavirus-faqs





DISABILITY SUPPORT ➤

Watford Mencap


Watford Mencap are now open every day, supporting people with learning disabilities and their families across Hertfordshire at this time of need.

Please contact 01923 713636 for information or email covid19@watfordmencap.org.uk and they will get back to you.





GENERAL ➤

Herts Help


www.hertshelp.net

0300 1234044

info@hertshelp.net




Citizens Advice


www.cawatford.org.uk 03444 111444




Premier Lifeline (Listening and prayer)


0300 1110101





OLDER PEOPLE ➤

Silver Line


thesilverline.org.uk 0800 4708090




Age UK


ageuk.org.uk 0800 0556112 0800 678 1602 Helpline





YOUNG PEOPLE ➤

Youth Connexions Watford


0300 123 7538 ychertfordshire.org yc@hertfordshire.gov.uk




YMCA


oneymca.org

0300 323 111

01923 353 607

housingwatford@oneymca.org





FAMILY ➤

Home-Start Watford & Three Rivers


homestartwatford.org.uk 01923 248010




Families in Focus / Parenting Network


familiesinfocus.co.uk

01442 219720





BEREAVEMENT ➤

At a Loss (online bereavement counselling


www.ataloss.org/griefchat




SOBS Survivors of Bereavement by Suicide


www.uk-sobs.org.uk 0300 111 5065




SANDS Stillbirth & Neonatal Death support


sands.org.uk 0808 1643332 helpline@sands.org.uk





CRIME ➤

Victim Support


victimsupport.org.uk 0808 1689111




Hertfordshire Beacon


hertfordshirebeacon.org

0300 0115555

info@hertfordshirebeacon.org




National Centre for Domestic Violence


ncdv.org.uk 0800 9702070 Text NCDV to 60777




Herts Sunflower


hertssunflower.org 08088 088088 for all abuse victims (women, children, men, FGM, and forced marriage), and abusers





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