You might be worried about coronavirus and how it could affect your life. This may include being staying at home or avoiding other people.
This might feel difficult or stressful. But there are lots of things you can try that could help your wellbeing.
Visit the MIND website.
Information line: 0300 123 3393
Amy Fox, a local specialist in wellbeing, has recorded a video that assists people with some tips and tricks that help people develop their resilience in these difficult times:
THE WOMEN'S CENTRE
The Women’s Centre Cornwall is still there for you offering support and advice via their helpline, support email and social media posts,
Bereaved people may have to deal with increased trauma, and may be cut off from some of their usual support network. Those who are already struggling with bereavement, or whose relatives or friends die through other causes will also be affected.
Cruse have put together resources to share how bereavement and grief may be affected by this pandemic.It covers some of the different situations and emotions bereaved people may have to deal with.
This very useful guide can be one of many stepping stones for those struggling and their loved ones to better understand their situation and lead them to find a safe and supportive environment, especially during the pandemic.
Help is also available 24/7 by calling:
0800 140 4690
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In 2020 people shouldn’t be feeling alone or isolated over mental health. We aim to make this a thing of the past.
Together we will get through this.
Age UK in Cornwall offer a wide range of services for the older generation. They have plans in place and have seen huge support from their staff & volunteers to keep services going throughout this period of uncertainty. They offer a helpline service for free confidential and expert advice, as well as transport and care services.
Find more at: https://www.ageuk.org.uk/cornwall/ and
https://www.facebook.com/AgeUKCornwall/ or Tel: 01872 266383
KEEPING IN TOUCH
When physical contact is restricted you can keep in touch with friends and family through online technology. If you have a smart phone, mobile phone, tablet or computer, try using Facetime, Skype, Zoom, WhatsApp or other Apps to keep connected with them.
A friendly face on the screen may keep our spirits up and ensure that we are maintaining communications links at this time.
Perhaps it is time for you to dust down your old phones or tablets that you no longer need or purchase them for your family to enable contact.
and mental health
If you're worried about your own or someone else's drinking or drug use, or your mental health visit this website: https://www.wearewithyou.org.uk/
As well as a lot of help on the web they offer an online chat. Their phone service for Bodmin is now coordinated from their main office in Truro. To access services in the Bodmin area, all people need to do is ring: 01872 263001