Here are links to some helpful organisations, offering advice and practical assistance.
Make time to look after yourself
- Simple self-care reminders; pick one!
- Sing something
- Get outside for some fresh air (even ten minutes is better than nothing)
- Look at some plants
- Talk with someone who doesn’t live with you
- Have a shower
- Go to bed early (whatever that means for you)
Mind The Gap can deliver food parcels to you!
Self-referral via NR2foodbank@gmail.com or leave a voice message on 07752 063897.
Emergency food parcel delivered to your home (includes fresh fruit and vegetables).
The foodbank is run by NR2 Community Skills Share, who also offer access to qualified welfare rights advice, help to access Norfolk Assistance Scheme, support to access other helping services. (Safeguarding & GDPR policies in place to protect customers and volunteers. Confidential service.)
The NHS has a huge list of mental health helplines, see which one of them suits your situation. Also includes details of how to access their 24-hour crisis phone service.
Other places to find support
Everyone knows about the Samaritans; remember they are there to offer support at any time you need it, not just in the worst moments. Call 116123, for free, or see their website for other ways to get in touch.
They have a special wellbeing support line for health and social care workers and volunteers. If you need to process your experiences during the coronavirus crisis, their volunteers are there for you.
MIND provides advice and support to empower anyone experiencing a mental health problem. They campaign to improve services, raise awareness and promote understanding. They won’t give up until everyone experiencing a mental health problem gets support and respect.
CALM (The Campaign Against Living Miserably) is leading a movement against suicide. Every week 125 people in the UK take their own lives. And 75% of all UK suicides are male. CALM exists to change this.
They have a helpline open every day of the year from 5pm to midnight, as well as a webchat option. Their website has loads of practical advice, such as their No BS guide to getting through the winter.