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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
Please 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
Leicester 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 requirements.
Many 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 future.

Organisation   What they can offer Access this resource

Coronavirus and your Mental Health -  Mind
This information is to help you cope if:
·         you’re feeling anxious or worried about coronavirus
·         you’re staying at home and avoiding public places, following Government advice that we should stay at home as much as possible
·         you are 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 people.
Infoline: 0300 123 3393
(9am to 6pm Monday to Friday)
Mental Health Foundation
·         Support and research for good mental health.
·         A guideon looking after your mental health during the coronavirus outbreak.
·         Wellbeing podcasts

An online hub to provide practical support and information that is useful for people living with, or supporting people with mental illness.
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
Anxiety UK
Provides information and support.
No Panic
Specialises in self-help-based recovery via their helpline and resources available on their website.
Bi-Polar UK
Provides information and support to individuals with bi-polar and their families and carers.
Suicide Prevention
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 a week)
Stay Alive
The Stay Alive app is a suicide prevention pocketbook app for the UK, developed by Grassroots Suicide prevention.
General Self-help
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 postcode
Headspace is a guided meditation app that offers short meditation exercises for daily use
Insight Timer
Free App for sleep, anxiety and stress.
Big White Wall
·         An anonymous community where members can support each other.
·         Access 24 hours a day, 365 days a year
·         Trained professionals available 24/7 to keep the community safe
·         Self-assessments & 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.
Depression UK
Self-help organisation that offers support to everyone affected by depression.
Eating Disorders
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.
Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
OCD Action
Provides support and information to those affected by OCD.
Provides support and information for those affected by OCD.
Personality Disorder
Helping people with personality issues financially
Personality Disorder
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.
Self-injury support
Support for women and girls: Coping with Coronavirus Lockdown When Your Mental Health is Already Not Great