Voluntary sector help and advice

Coronavirus (COVID-19): Where to go for more help and advice

There are many sources of advice and support available from community and voluntary sector organisations nationally.  Some useful sources of advice that are currently available are listed here.

How to look after your mental health during the Coronavirus outbreak

Infectious disease outbreaks like the current Coronavirus (Covid-19), can affect our mental health and wellbeing.  There are many things we can do to look after our mental health and wellbeing during these times.  The Mental health Foundation has some useful resources and MIND has advice about Coronavirus and your wellbeing.

Worried about sexual or domestic abuse and isolated at home

For those worried about sexual or domestic abuse who are feeling isolated at home because of Coronavirus, the SOLACE advocacy and support service is available to anyone aged 16 or over who lives in Southwark. You can call for help on 020 7593 1290 or get help online.

Cancer and Coronavirus (Covid-19)

If you have cancer, you might be worried about how coronavirus affects you. The most important thing is to follow the advice of your healthcare team.  You can also get further advice from Macmillan Cancer Support.

If you are a carer and worried about coronavirus

As the situation with coronavirus evolves, it's important to know what support is available to you as a carer and those you look after.  If you are worried that you or someone you look after may be at risk, NHS 111 can offer direct support as they have set up an online coronavirus helpline. Call 111 if your symptoms become severe, and let them know you are a carer. Carers UK have more advice.

Coronavirus (COVID-19) advice for people with asthma 

When people with asthma get respiratory infections, it can set off their asthma symptoms. Asthma UK have some helpful advice.

Coronavirus (COVID-19) if you’re affected by terminal illness

If you’re living with a terminal illness, or a family member or friend is, you may be worried about coronavirus (COVID-19). Some people living with a terminal illness may be at higher risk of experiencing more serious complications from coronavirus. Marie Curie have some general information that you might find helpful.

If you are a person with a disability and worried about coronavirus

SCOPE the disability equality charity has advice for people with disabilities.

Coronavirus and feeling lonely and isolated

As Coronavirus (COVID-19) spreads, it will be harder for people to maintain their social connections. The Campaign to end loneliness has some advice.

Older People and Coronavirus

Age UK provide support for millions of older people across the UK.  Age UK have guidance and advice on Coronavirus.

Children and Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children has advice for children, their families and carers. Save the Children UK has some useful advice and information for those worried about coronavirus particularly where their child has a long-term health condition available on their website.

Page last updated: 08 January 2021


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