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Mental Health Support during COVID-19

31-Mar-2020


Medway Voluntary Action have been collating a wealth of information, resources and support on their new dedicated COVID-19 webpages - including some really useful support for people who might experience mental health difficulties during these difficult times.

If you, or your service users, might benefit from support round mental wellbeing keep an eye on MVA's webpages that they are keeping updated with any new resources they identify. In the meantime, here are some of the resources and support already found:

It is recognised that the mental wellbeing of staff, volunteers, members and service users might be affected over the coming weeks. The following might provide some support to help people:

-     Mind are offering a wealth of advice around how to help your wellbeing if you are required to self-isolate or worried about the Coronavirus and they also suggest a checklist to see if you are ready to stay at home for two weeks. The link for their support page is: https://www.mind.org.uk/information-support/coronavirus-and-your-wellbeing/

-     MVA have compiled a list of free activities you can do from home - click here to explore them

-     IEP & The Better Health Generation have delivered tips for Coping with Coronavirus Anxiety Webinar - click here to watch

-     Public Health England have published guidance for the public on the mental health and wellbeing aspects of coronavirus (COVID-19) - click here for their webpage

-     To find local support you can still search MVA's free online directory of voluntary and community organisations - from there you can obtain contact information to find out about what services they are offering during the COVID-19 out break.

-     Useful support organisations:

 
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