Health and wellbeing information for everyone

It is important that whilst being kind to others during this difficult time, we ensure that we are also being kind to ourselves. Below are some links to what we hope will be helpful information on how to care for your own health and wellbeing:

  • Every Mind Matters, please click here.
  • Mind, please click here.
  • Age UK please click here.
  • Mental Health Foundation please click here.
  • Alcohol consumption during the lockdown, some tips and advice here.
Healthy Eating

The community charity HealthWorks has an updated dedicated webpage for healthy eating which will be refreshed each week with new recipes and other news. They have also produced a digital cookbook “25:25 Cookbook” which features 25 easy recipes to commemorate our 25th anniversary. This will be available as a free download when people sign up for their newsletter.

Stop Smoking Advice

There has never been a more important time to quit smoking than right now to reduce your risk from COVID-19. Smoking tobacco damages the lungs and airways causing a range of severe respiratory problems. Smoking is also detrimental to the immune system and its responsiveness to infections. If you smoke, you are putting yourself at greater risk of developing severe respiratory complications from the COVID-19 virus.

The priority is to stop smoking, whatever way works for you, see Todayistheday.co.uk for help to QuitForCovid or NHS Smokefree for tips, free tools and details of local stop smoking support and to find out what is available for you locally.

Domestic Abuse and COVID-19

The UK government has launched a campaign to support anyone who feels they are risk of domestic abuse during the COVID-19 pandemic. To access this information please click here.

Additional Information and support is available from Safe Lives,  please click here to access.

Information for people supporting someone with a learning disability or autism

Keeping People with Learning Disability/Autism Connected is an ICS (Integrated Care System) project covering the North East and North Cumbria. It is a co-ordinated approach to help people with a learning disability/autism stay safe, well and connected during the Covid-19 Coronavirus emergency. The project is co-ordinated by the North East & Cumbria Learning Disability Network and Inclusion North. It is delivered in every Local Authority area by a local self-advocacy or other CVS organisation. For further information about this important project, please click here.