Daily Briefing – Tuesday 31st March 2020 - This has been provided by Leicester City Council. Please contact them for more information if required.
Hello and welcome to today’s bulletin, which is intended to
provide the latest guidance and information in one place to support you as you
deliver care and support to people in our communities.Communicating key messages to staff: a reminder to Residential and
Nursing Care Providers
ensure that they key messages of the guidance are communicated to all staff –
particularly information on minimising the risk of transmission and caring for
people with COVID-19 symptoms.
COVID-19 risk during CPR: advice for First Aiders
City Council, like all local authorities, are attempting to build some local
resilience to ensure the supply of PPE for frontline staff and volunteers
reacting to the pandemic and supporting our communities. We are looking to
identify suppliers or holders of PPE in the county or region, who are able to
respond to this request and who can supply PPE or Hand Sanitiser gel (Trading
standards approved recipe and effective as Covid -19 sanitiser ) to meet our
of us may be struggling with our mental health during these uncertain times: some
of us are self-isolating and feeling cut off from other people, some are facing
more pressure at work, and many are understandably very anxious about the
Organisation What they can offer Access this resource
and your Mental Health - Mind
This information is to help you cope if:
feeling anxious or worried about coronavirus
staying at home and avoiding public places, following Government advice that
we should stay at home as much as possible
self-isolating because you, or someone you live with, has symptoms of
coronavirus. Self-isolating means that you stay home and keep away from other
Infoline: 0300 123 3393
(9am to 6pm Monday to Friday)
Mental Health Foundation
and research for good mental health.
on looking after your mental health during the
An online hub to provide practical support and
information that is useful for people living with, or supporting people with
Time to Change
Coronavirus and mental health: Supporting
someone during Covid-19
Public Health England
COVID-19: Guidance for the public on mental
health and wellbeing
Provides information and support.
Specialises in self-help-based recovery via
their helpline and resources available on their website.
Provides information and support to
individuals with bi-polar and their families and carers.
CALM (Campaign Against Living Miserably)
A charity that exists to prevent male suicide
in the UK. They run a dedicated support line and online webchat for men who
are experiencing emotional distress or who are in a crisis.
0800 58 58 58 (Helpline 5pm – midnight, 7 days
The Stay Alive app is a suicide prevention
pocketbook app for the UK, developed by Grassroots Suicide prevention.
Moodgym is like an interactive self-help book
which helps you to learn and practise skills which can help to prevent and
manage symptoms of depression and anxiety.
Practice gratitude with this simple, always
free, and private gratitude journaling app
Hub of Hope
Search for local mental health services via a
Headspace is a guided meditation app that
offers short meditation exercises for daily use
Free App for sleep, anxiety and stress.
Big White Wall
anonymous community where members can support each other.
24 hours a day, 365 days a year
professionals available 24/7 to keep the community safe
& recommended resources
Get Self Help
The website offers free CBT based self-help
and therapy resources, including worksheets and self-help mp3s.
App for sleep management, combining CBT
principles and the latest in sleep research.
Self-help organisation that offers support to
everyone affected by depression.
Anorexia and Bulimia Care
Emotional support and practical guidance for anyone
affected by eating disorders.
Switchboard: LGBT+ Helpline
Confidential support and information and
referral services for LGBT community, including online chat services.
Provides support and information to those
affected by OCD.
Provides support and information for those
affected by OCD.
Helping people with personality issues
Use this site to find out more about the
different personality disorders, including borderline, antisocial and
dangerous and severe, and what the diagnosis means. Also keep up with the
latest news about what is happening in the world of personality disorder and
how you can get involved.
Hearing Voices Network
For people who hear voices, see visions or
have other unusual perceptions.
A user led organisation that provides a range
of services about self-harm and suicide prevention including support,
information, training and consultancy to people who self-harm, their friends
and families and professionals and those at risk of suicide.
National Self-harm Network
Offers an online moderated support forum for
people affected by self-harm.
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