A. There is a lot of support out there to help you.
Mental Health during Covid-19: A Guide to looking after yourself and others
Newcastle University Wellbeing and on line CBT with Silvercloud
Student and Staff Wellbeing – Corona Virus Updates
Public Health England guidance for the public on the mental health and wellbeing aspects of Coronavirus
Coronavirus: How to Protect your mental health (BBCNews)
Every Mind Matters NHS
Information about how to look after your sexual health during lockdown
A new page on Newcastle City Council’s website – www.newcastle.gov.uk/sexualhealthinlockdown – brings together all the places in Newcastle that you can contact for sexual health advice and support, including access to free condoms, emergency contraception, testing and treatment of sexually transmitted infections and termination of pregnancy. There is also a new Facebook page, Sexually Healthy Newcastle, sharing information about these services, as well as other ways you can look after your sexual health and relationships.
Streetwise will now be delivering sexual health medication to young people’s houses during the COVID19 lockdown. All you have to do, is contact New Croft on 0191 229 2999 for your repeat contraception and you will be given the option to go and collect it from New Croft or have it delivered to your door by Streetwise.
They also are able to deliver other forms of sexual health medication such as tablets for young people who have tested positive for Chlamydia as well as full STI testing kits.
HealthWorks have developed a list of online resources to help families keep active, healthy and happy. More information is available here.
Citylife Line is a new service that has been launched by Newcastle City Council, in partnership with the community and voluntary sector, for residents wanting to volunteer their time whilst also providing a service to support residents in need due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. To register to offer support or to request support, visit the Newcastle City Council website or phone 0191 277 8000.
Health & Well-being
Newcastle City Council have a website page with advice on how to look after yourself and your family during this time, particularly when staying at home, given that some people understandably find social distancing or self-isolation very difficult. At this time more than ever, emotional and mental wellbeing should be considered. The Coronavirus: Looking after yourself website page includes some helpful information and advice on how to do this, much of this from the Mental Health Foundation website.