Covid-19 support

Additional content will be added to MECC Link to support the Coronavirus (Covid-19) public health response.  This will primary cover public mental health and loneliness but further content will be added as frequently as possible.  Where possible, we will add information at a local level within the 'local support and contact' details section.

Coronavirus (COVID-19): what you need to do

Stay alert

We can all help control the virus if we all stay alert. This means you must:

  • stay at home as much as possible
  • work from home if you can
  • limit contact with other people
  • keep your distance if you go out (2 metres apart where possible)
  • wash your hands regularly

Do not leave home if you or anyone in your household has symptoms.

Web: https://www.gov.uk/coronavirus

Web: https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/symptoms-and-what-to-do/

Latest UK Government Advice

The Coronavirus and Loneliness, What can you do to support people in your local community?

It is particularly important for people who

  • are 70 or over
  • have a long-term condition
  • are pregnant
  • have a weakened immune system

People in these groups have been asked to apply social distancing, you can support people who are doing this by asking if you could:

Pick up shopping, drop off a letter to post, collect a prescription, give a them a friendly call, or even add them to a local community What's app group.  We have collated a range of resources which can be found on the Yorkshire and Humber Public Health Network Website

https://www.yhphnetwork.co.uk/links-and-resources/social-isolation-and-loneliness/covid-19-kindness/

The Coronavirus and Mental Health, What can you do to support people in your local community?

Mental Health & Wellbeing and COVID-19 – Adults

COVID-19: Guidance for the public on mental health and wellbeing - PHE

Public Mental Health and Wellbeing and COVID-19 – Local Government Association

COVID-19 - Easy Read: How to try and stay well, and the viral kindness card - PHE and CHANGE

Every Mind Matters – Coronavirus and Mental Wellbeing – PHE and NHSE

Every Mind Matters Digital Assets – Campaign Resource Centre - PHE and NHSE

Looking After Your Mental Health during the Coronavirus Outbreak - The Mental Health Foundation

Coronavirus and your Wellbeing – MIND

My Whole Self – Supporting your mental health while working from home – Mental Health First Aid

If you’re worried about your mental health during the coronavirus outbreak – Samaritans

Mental Health and Psychosocial Considerations During COVID-19 Outbreak – WHO

Coping with Stress during the 2019 n-Cov Outbreak - WHO

Coronavirus Guidance – Carers UK

Information about Coronavirus – AGE UK

Coping during the pandemic – Online Course – The Recovery College Online

Easy Read guide to Coronavirus – PHE

Covid 19: Advice for people severely affected by mental illness & their carers – Rethink Mental Illness

Mental Health & Wellbeing and COVID-19 – Children & Young People

COVID-19: Guidance on supporting children and young people’s mental health and wellbeing - PHE

Children’s Guide to Coronavirus – The Children’s Commissioner for England

COVID-19 – Protecting Children & Young People’s Mental Health – CYP Mental Health Coalition

Helping Children Cope with Stress during 2019 n-Cov Outbreak – WHO

Talking to your child about coronavirus – Young Minds

How to talk to your children about Covid-19 – Anxiety UK

Understanding Coronavirus – Under 25’s – The Mix

Supporting schools & colleges: A guide to supporting the mental health and wellbeing of pupils and students during periods of disruption – Anna Freud

There are also three videos, one for school staff, one for parents and one for children and young people which may be useful.

Coronavirus Teaching Resources – The British Red Cross

Coping during the pandemic (Children 7-12) – Online Course - The Recovery College Online

General Health & Wellbeing Resources

Every Mind Matters – NHS and PHE

Mood Assessment and Mental Wellbeing Audio Guides – NHS

Tips for Everyday Living – MIND

Children and Young People’s Mental Health – Online Course – MindEd

Bereavement Support

During the global coronavirus pandemic we are facing a tragic loss of life, often under very difficult circumstances. 

UK Government advice on funerals for different faiths and care for the deceased.

Funeral guidance:

https://www.gov.uk/government/news/new-advice-for-safe-funerals-after-discussions-with-faith-leaders

Care of the deceased:

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/covid-19-guidance-for-care-of-the-deceased