Useful links during lockdown

If you have a fever, new continuous cough or loss of taste or smell please visit NHS.UK or call 111


                The lockdown is affecting us all in many different ways

Please contact the surgery if you are in need of advice or support and here are some resources that you may also find helpful

Doctors of the World has translated relevant NHS guidance into 60 langauges

Pscyhological impact of the lockdown

You may feel anxious or depressed especially if you are not able to see friends and family or take part in activities that usually help you cope with your stress and worries. Please click on the links for more information

Looking after your Mental health 

Talking to a child worried about Coronavirus

Mental health resources for children under 10

Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health - resources for parents and carers

Kooth - a provider of online mental health services for children, young people and adults

Young Minds - supporting children and young people and their parents/carers with their mental health and well being

Mind - mental health support with specific advice on Coronavirus and your well being

Mental Health Foundation

School closure and working from home has changed many families routines and can lead to increased tension at home - please click on the links for more information.

Coronavirus (Covid19) and parents working from home

ESCB Essex Safeguarding Children board - Resoures for families during lockdown

Icon - advice for parents/care givers on how to cope with baby's crying

Epping Forest foodbank 

Citizens Advice

Essex County Council

ESAB Essex Safeguarding Adults board

We are concerned that some children and adults are suffering harm during the lock-down and may not know how to get help. If you are worried about your own or someone else's safety here are some ways to seek advice and support

Compass - a partnership of Domestic Abuse services working across Essex or call 0330 333 7 444

Safe lives - includes specific resources for those suffering Domestic Abuse during Covid lockdown

Women's Aid Safety guide for survivors during lockdown

National Domestic Violence Helpline 0808 2000 247

NSPCC Helpline 0808 800 5000

Childline  0800 1111

Some of us may lose a family member or friend to Covid-19 and Essex County council has practical advice and signposts to some useful resources to help with bereavement in general and during the pandemic.

If you feel in need of emergency help for a mental health related issue contact the surgery or out of hours call 111 and choose Option 2

A guide to staying active at home during the lockdown

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