Coronavirus: Information & Resources for Managing the Impacts of COVID-19

Coronavirus: Information & Resources for Managing the Impacts of COVID-19

By Support Team on 24/03/2020

Below is a list of links providing information, guidance and resources to help the general public deal with the impacts of the coronavirus outbreak. This list is NOT exhaustive SO if you know about or discover a resource that you think should be included please do get in touch by emailing chill@supportinmindscotland.org.uk.

Please NOTE: If you have trouble accessing any of the links via the phone app all links can be accessed via the website @ https://www.dethadol.com/ under the 'News' section titled 'Coronavirus: Information & Resources for Managing the Impacts of COVID-19'

Bereavement Resources:

  1. Cruse Bereavement Care Scotland: COVID-19 Response- http://www.crusescotland.org.uk/2-uncategorised/84-covid-19.html
  2. Good Life, Good Death, Good Grief: Support during the covid-19 pandemic- https://www.goodlifedeathgrief.org.uk/content/support_with_covid19/

Community Response:

  1. Communities Action Response: COVID-19- https://www.edenprojectcommunities.com/community-action-response
  2. Communities Channel Scotland: Community responses to COVID-19 resources- http://www.communityscot.org.uk/news/article/covid-19-and-communities/
  3. Coronavirus Community Assistance Directory: Find and offer help in your community- https://covid-19.scvo.org.uk/
  4. COVID-19 Mutual Aid UK: Local organising to support the most vulnerable in our communities- https://covidmutualaid.org/
  5. Nextdoor: Coronavirus Resource Centre- https://help.nextdoor.com/s/topic/0TO1R0000001uM6WAI/coronavirus-resource-center?language=en_GB
  6. Scottish Rural Network: COVID-19 Information Hub- https://www.ruralnetwork.scot/covid-19-information-hub

Mental Health Resources:

  1. Big Health: Two new mental health apps- Daylight & Sleepio- provided free to all NHS and Social Care staff across Scotland- https://www.bighealth.com/en-gb/nhs-2020
  2. Breathing Space: Staying connected during the Coronavirus outbreak- https://breathingspace.scot/news/2020/staying-connected-during-the-coronavirus-outbreak/
  3. Blurt Foundation: THE CORONAVIRUS HELPFUL HUB- HTTPS://WWW.BLURTITOUT.ORG/RESOURCE/THE-CORONAVIRUS-HELPFUL-HUB/
  4. CAMHS Resources: Coronovirus-  https://www.camhs-resources.co.uk/coronavirus
  5. Childline: Advice about coronavirus and what to do if you're worried- https://www.childline.org.uk/info-advice/your-feelings/anxiety-stress-panic/worries-about-the-world/coronavirus/
  6. Clic: A free online community here to support everyone with their mental health- https://clic-uk.org/
  7. Clear Your Head (Scottish Gov Resource): Things you can do to help clear your head- https://clearyourhead.scot/
  8. Living Life to the Full (LLTTF): COVID-19 Outbreak, How to look after your wellbeing- https://llttf.com/corona/
  9. Mental Health Foundation: Looking after your mental health during the Coronavirus outbreak- https://www.mentalhealth.org.uk/publications/looking-after-your-mental-health-during-coronavirus-outbreak
  10. Mental Health & Money Advice: Mental Health & Money Advice in Scotland during COVID-19 outbreak- https://www.mentalhealthandmoneyadvice.org/scot/top-tips/mental-health-and-money-advice-for-covid-19-outbreak/
  11. Mental Health UK: Managing your mental health during the coronavirus outbreak- https://mentalhealth-uk.org/help-and-information/covid-19-and-your-mental-health/
  12. Mentally Yours Podcast: A weekly podcast and Facebook group (private) from Yvette and Ellen of Metro.co.uk, out every Monday, that talks openly and honestly about all things mental health related. Have done a series of podcasts related to COVID-19 situation.
  13. MIND: Coronavirus and your wellbeing-https://www.mind.org.uk/information-support/coronavirus-and-your-wellbeing/
  14. National Wellbeing Hub: Support for those in Scotland working in Health and Social Care; “You look after us, so we’ll look after you.”- https://www.promis.scot/
    • NOTE: The Hub is a partnership between national, local and professional bodies
  15. NHS:Trusted Mental Health and Wellbeing Apps here- https://www.nhs.uk/apps-library/filter/?categories=Covid,Mental%20health
  16. RSABI: Help Available/COVID-19- https://rsabi.org.uk/COVID-19
  17. Samaritans: If you're worried about your mental health during the coronavirus outbreak- https://www.samaritans.org/scotland/how-we-can-help/support-and-information/if-youre-having-difficult-time/if-youre-worried-about-your-mental-health-during-coronavirus-outbreak/
  18. SAMH: Coronavirus and your mental wellbeing- https://www.samh.org.uk/about-mental-health/self-help-and-wellbeing/coronavirus-and-your-mental-wellbeing
  19. Scottish Mental Health Arts Festival: Our Response to Coronavirus- https://www.mhfestival.com/news/581-smhaf-2020-our-response-to-coronavirus
  20. Scottish Recovery Network: COVID-19 Conversation Café- https://scottishrecoverymail.net/1DZ-6U88U-E4W5YINE51/cr.aspx
  21. Support in Mind Scotland (SiMS): Coronavirus Support & Guidance- https://www.supportinmindscotland.org.uk/Listing/Category/coronavirus-support-guidance
  22. The Spark Counselling:In response to the impact of Covid-19 (Coronavirus) on relationships and mental health, the Scottish Government will fund 200 hours of free counselling per week for couples and individuals. This counselling will be delivered by The Relationship Helpline, through telephone and online counselling, to those callers who need additional help. Our priority is to get support to those who really need it.
  23. YoungMinds: Supporting young people’s mental Health. Coronavirus and mental health- https://youngminds.org.uk/find-help/looking-after-yourself/coronavirus-and-mental-health/

Other: 

  1. 10 Today: Online physical activity for older people- https://10today.co.uk/
  2. Action for Happiness: COVID-19: How to respond constructively- https://www.actionforhappiness.org/news/covid-19-how-to-respond
  3. Calm: A mindfulness platform providing some free resources to deal with the anxiety around COVID-19- https://www.calm.com/blog/take-a-deep-breath?utm_medium=email&utm_source=lifecycle&utm_campaign=guest_pass_03312020
  4. Chatter Pack: A list of free, online, boredom-busting resources!- https://chatterpack.net/blogs/blog/list-of-online-resources-for-anyone-who-is-isolated-at-home?fbclid=IwAR3TbRW9P82p26KBQLuoq49JKqy9q1JI6bFrFOOhDaBWaPzclB-EW_8N5lE
  5. Citizens Advice Scotland: Coronavirus - what it means for you- https://www.cas.org.uk/Coronavirus-what%20it%20means%20for%20you
  6. Clare Shaw Children's Books,  Therapeutic Stories for Children: Explaining Covid-19 to younger children-  https://www.flipsnack.com/CSKidsBooks/what-s-going-on.html
  7. Google: COVID-19 Information and Resources (UK Based)- https://www.google.co.uk/covid19/?utm_source=googleuk&utm_medium=desktophpp&utm_campaign=microsite
  8. Health Protection Scotland: The latest information and advice for professionals and organisations- https://www.hps.scot.nhs.uk/a-to-z-of-topics/covid-19/
  9. Luminate: Luminate@Home, a series of online creative activities that have been designed for older people- https://www.luminatescotland.org/luminateathome
  10. Open Learn (Free Learning from the Open University): Coronavirus: The Lowdown- https://www.open.edu/openlearn/health-sports-psychology/public-health/what-coronavirus#
  11. Parent Club: Coronavirus- https://www.parentclub.scot/topics/health/coronavirus
  12. Scottish Parliament Information Centre: Coronavirus (COVID-19) hub for SPICe material- https://spice-spotlight.scot/2020/05/05/coronavirus-covid-19-hub-for-spice-material/
  13. Stuck Inside: A book about Coronavirus written for young children- https://www.stuckinsidebook.com/
  14. The Young Foundation: Community, Covid & You- Young Foundation launches UK-wide programme to understand the impact of Covid-19 on communities. For more information and how to participate click here: https://youngfoundation.org/promote_home/community-covid-you/?fbclid=IwAR2W29nzpvE4cYKEYuYoBJ8sbLUAqrFsZ6fZBQBlJD54XCub4sy7hXZGHLQ
  15. Young Scot: Coronavirus (COVID-19)- https://young.scot/campaigns/national/coronavirus  

Volunteer Information:

  1. Ready Scotland: Preparing for and dealing with emergencies- Coronavirus Response- https://www.readyscotland.org/coronavirus/volunteering
  2. Volunteer Scotland: Volunteering and coronavirus (COVID-19)- https://www.volunteerscotland.net/covid-19/

Vulnerable Populations:

  1. Abused Men in Scotland- Information and support for men experiencing domestic abuse- http://abusedmeninscotland.org/
  2. Age Scotland: Coronavirus (COVID-19)-https://www.ageuk.org.uk/scotland/information-advice/health-and-wellbeing/coronavirus/
  3. Asthma UK: Coronavirus (COVID-19), Health advice for people with asthma- https://www.asthma.org.uk/advice/triggers/coronavirus-covid-19/
  4. Carers Scotland: Coronavirus guidance- https://www.carersuk.org/help-and-advice/coronavirus-covid-19/coronavirus-covid-19
  5. Campaign to End Loneliness: Coronavirus and social isolation- https://www.campaigntoendloneliness.org/blog/coronavirus-and-social-isolation/
  6. Childline: Advice about coronavirus and what to do if you're worried- https://www.childline.org.uk/info-advice/your-feelings/anxiety-stress-panic/worries-about-the-world/coronavirus/
  7. Disability Information Scotland: Coronavirus and Disability Information Scotland- http://www.disabilityscot.org.uk/coronavirus-covid19-help-and-information/
  8. Enable Scotland: ACE Connect- online community support that provides reliable and accessible information about COVID-19 in addition to activities and support- https://www.enable.org.uk/ace-connect/
  9. Mental Welfare Commission for Scotland: Coronavirus advice for people using services and their family/carers (version 2, updated 6 May 2020)-https://www.mwcscot.org.uk/news/coronavirus-mental-welfare-commission-advice-people-using-services-and-their-familycarers
  10. One Parent Families Scotland: Coronavirus information for single parent families- https://opfs.org.uk/support-and-advice/coronavirus-information-for-single-parent-families/
  11. People First: Covid-19 Information In Easy Read Format- http://peoplefirstscotland.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/Information-about-Coronavirus-1.pdf
  12. Scottish Women's Aid: Scotland’s Domestic Abuse and Forced Marriage Helpline- https://womensaid.scot/covid-19/
  13. The Silver Line: Helpline for older people. Coronavirus, what you need to know- https://www.thesilverline.org.uk/latest-news-2/coronavirus/
  14. NOTE: New helpline in Scotland: a new freephone helpline has been created for people facing significant challenges from Covid-19, but who are not in the shielded group.The helpline will be open for over 70s, people with disabilities and people who qualify for the flu vaccine. This will connect to local authority and can offer help with food and medicines.
    1. The number is 0800 111 4000 (available in daytime hours during the week)

Work & Money:

  1. Healthy Working Lives: Information and guidance on dealing with Coronavirus (COVID-19) as an employer or employee-https://www.healthyworkinglives.scot/workplace-guidance/illness-absence/Pages/coronavirus-guidance-for-employers.aspx
  2. Help Musicians: Coronavirus Financial Hardship Fund-  https://www.helpmusicians.org.uk/news/latest-news/advice-relating-to-coronavirus-covid-19
  3. Mental Health & Money Advice: Mental Health & Money Advice in Scotland during COVID-19 outbreak- https://www.mentalhealthandmoneyadvice.org/scot/top-tips/mental-health-and-money-advice-for-covid-19-outbreak/
  4. NFU Scotland: Coronavirus guidance, Up-to-date support and intelligence for farm based businesses- https://www.nfus.org.uk/coronavirus.aspx
  5. RSABI: Help Available/COVID-19- https://rsabi.org.uk/COVID-19
  6. Scottish Government: Funds to help businesses- https://www.gov.scot/news/gbp-100m-funds-to-help-business/
  7. Scottish Rural Action (SRA): Covid-19 Information- https://www.sra.scot/covid-19-information/
  8. SCVO: Coronavirus Third Sector Information Hub- https://scvo.org.uk/support/coronavirus
  9. Social Security Scotland- https://www.socialsecurity.gov.scot/news/making-sure-people-impacted-by-covid-19-get-our-support
  10. The National Lottery Community Fund- https://www.tnlcommunityfund.org.uk/
  11. UnLtd: COVID-19: Advice and Support for Social Entrepreneurs- https://www.unltd.org.uk/blog/news/covid-19-advice-and-support-for-social-entrepreneurs/

Please NOTE: If you have trouble accessing any of the links via the phone app all links can be accessed via the website @ https://www.dethadol.com/ under the 'News' section titled 'Coronavirus: Information & Resources for Managing the Impacts of COVID-19'

Please do all you can to take care of your own health & wellbeing and that of others during this difficult and uncertain time. Be well and stay safe.

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