Covid-19 Support & Guidance

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.



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

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:

Care of the deceased: