2020 March 30

Managing your Mental Health

With many people staying at home and many self-isolating, now is a very important time to be looking after your mental health.

Mind have developed a number of resources: https://www.mind.org.uk/information-support/coronavirus-and-your-wellbeing/

The Mental Health Foundation also has a range of advice and resources: https://www.mentalhealth.org.uk/publications/looking-after-your-mental-health-during-coronavirus-outbreak

New emergency support line launched

Today (Monday 30 March) Cumbria County Council and partners have launched a new emergency support service for people at high risk of becoming seriously ill, as a result of COVID-19, and who do not have support available from friends, family or neighbours.

Those at high risk include people over 70 years old, pregnant women and those with underlying health conditions who should be protecting themselves by staying at home. The majority of these people will already be receiving support from family, friends or local voluntary groups with tasks like shopping or collection of medicines if they require it. But we know that a small number of people will not have this support. If they have no alternative, these people will now be able to call the Freephone number to request help with getting food, medicines, essential supplies and home deliveries.