Coronavirus (Covid-19)

During the pandemic we will update this page with resources to improve mental health as well as practical support. Scroll down to see the resources…

Our next Covid-19 support Webinars will be on 19 May, 26 May, 1 June and 6 June Sign up by referring yourself here

Covid Webinar

Our colleagues in our sister-service in Newham have put together this excellent video.

General Tips for Maintaining Mental Health in Lockdown

Maudsley Tips for MH in Lockdown
https://maudsleylearning.com/maintaining-your-wellbeing-whilst-working-from-home/

Tips for keeping your kids (and you) healthy
https://maudsleylearning.com/childrens-wellbeing-during-self-isolation/

How to Respond Effectively to the Coronavirus Crisis
Dr Russ Harris, author of the international best- selling self-help book ‘The Happiness Trap’ has created a video with tips on how to manage
worries about the COVID-19 pandemic. www.youtube.com/watch?v=BmvNCdpHUYM

The Wellness Society
The Wellness Society has a workbook about managing anxiety during Covid-19. It includes helpful resources and some practical tips on managing anxiety. thewellnesssociety.org/free-coronavirus-anxiety-workbook/

Richmond Borough Support

Helpline for Richmond borough residents
Richmond Council has set up a Community Hub to co-ordinate the support being offered by the Council and the borough’s many voluntary organisations in response to the coronavirus pandemic. This is to help those most in need stay safe and well while they shield at home. The Government’s Local Support Scheme will link in with the Community Hub to support those for whom self-isolation is most critical.

To get help, residents can directly contact the helpline 0208 871 6555 or covid19support@richmondandwandsworth.gov.uk

RUILS
Ruils is a local charity that supports children and adults to live independently, be part of their community and to live life to the full. They can provide information, support and advice to help support those struggling with isolation.
www.ruils.co.uk

Visiting Angels
Visiting Angels is a Homecare Company which is providing free shopping, medication pickup and reassurance calls 0114 433 3000 or www.visiting-angels.co.uk

Crossroads Care
Can help if you require assistance with daily tasks e.g. shopping, urgent errands or medication collection in response to the COVID-19 outbreak. They also have a Food Bank offering free Essential Food Bundles and pub-cooked Community Meals available for those financially affected, as well as people at risk and vulnerable.
www.crossroadscarerk.org

Domestic Abuse
Covid Specific Information for Victims of Domestic Violence Domesic Abuse Covid19

Alzheimer’s Society Richmond
The Alzheimer’s Society Richmond is liaising with community partners across the borough to ensure that nobody affected by dementia is left unsupported. They continue to accept referrals on 020 8036 9570 and richmondservices@alzheimers.org.uk

Trained dementia advisors can be contacted at the Alzheimer’s Society 0333 150 3456

Physical Long Term Conditions Specific Advice

People with Asthma and lung disease www.asthma.org.uk/advice/triggers/coronavirus-covid-19

www.blf.org.uk/support-for-you/coronavirus

People with Diabetes www.diabetes.org.uk/about_us/news/coronavirus

Sick day rules for Type 1 diabetes trend-uk.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/A5_T1Illness_TREND_FINAL.pdf

Sick day rules for Type 2 diabetes trend-uk.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/A5_T2Illness_TREND_FINAL.pdf

Children/young people Type 1 diabetes jdrf.org.uk/coronavirus-covid-19-information-for-people-living-with-type-1-diabetes

People affected by Stroke www.stroke.org.uk/news/coronavirus-information-people-affected-stroke

Pregnant women www.rcog.org.uk/en/guidelines-research-services/guidelines/coronavirus-pregnancy/covid-19-virus-infection-and-pregnancy

People with Heart/circulatory disease www.bhf.org.uk/informationsupport/heart-matters-magazine/news/coronavirus-and-your-health

People with Arthritis

Rheumatoid Arthritis www.nras.org.uk/news/coronavirus-what-we-know-so-far

Arthritis Action has a range of self-help and exercise resources www.arthritisaction.org.uk/living-with-arthritis/resource-centre/

People with cancer (although published by a Breast Cancer Charity the page contains guidance for other types of cancer) breastcancernow.org/about-us/media/statements/advice-coronavirus-people-cancer

Children and Young People with Cancer www.cclg.org.uk/Coronavirus-advice

People with Blood Cancer bloodcancer.org.uk/support-for-you/coronavirus-covid-19

People with inflammatory bowel disease
www.crohnsandcolitis.org.uk/news/updated-wuhan-novel-coronavirus-advice

People with Parkinson’s disease www.parkinsons.org.uk/news/understanding-coronavirus-and-parkinsons

People Living With (and caring for) Dementia
www.alzheimers.org.uk/coronavirus

People with Multiple Sclerosis www.mssociety.org.uk/about-ms/treatments-and-therapies/disease-modifying-therapies/covid-19-coronavirus-and-ms

People with Motor Neurone Disease www.mndassociation.org/mnd-and-coronavirus

People with epilepsy www.epilepsysociety.org.uk/news/epilepsy-and-coronavirus-09-03-2020#.XnD_g8CnyEc

People with liver disease and liver transplant britishlivertrust.org.uk/coronavirus-covid-19-health-advice-for-people-with-liver-disease-and-liver-transplant-patients

People with kidney disease including dialysis www.kidneycareuk.org/news-and-campaigns/coronavirus-advice

People living with HIV www.tht.org.uk/news/coronavirus-covid-19

People with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome/ME https://www.meassociation.org.uk/2020/03/me-association-full-guidance-coronavirus-and-me-cfs-by-dr-charles-shepherd-30-march-2020/

People living with Pituitary/Adrenal insufficiency (including steroid sick day rules) www.endocrinology.org/news/item/14050/Coronavirus-advice-statement-for-patients-with-adrenal%2fpituitary-insufficiency