Coronavirus COVID-19 wellbeing information including online groups and activities

Use the links below to access relevant information.

Coronavirus Information for residents and businesses from West Berkshire Council

Guidance and support including support bubble information from GOV.UK

Coping with cold weather and COVID-19, find helpful advice and information on the Public Health England 'Keep warm keep well' leaflet

Children's guide to Coronavirus produced by the Children's Commissioner

Mencap have produced an easy read leaflet. Visit the West Berkshire Mencap website for helpful advice and signposting, also find a range of activities to download.  01635 41464 Mon to Fri 9.00am to 5.00pm 

Information from DWP  Claimants are asked to apply online as Jobcentres have limited access.  People are being urged to use online services.

 

Mental Health and wellbeing at home - resources and online activities

Guidance for parents and carers on supporting children and young people's mental health and wellbeing

West Berkshire Council wants everyone to be more aware of their mental health and help you to discover simple steps to look after your mental health and wellbeing. That's why we're promoting the Public Health England and NHS Every Mind Matters campaign to all residents in West Berkshire. There is a free NHS online tool, which helps you to create a personalised action plan that gives you simple steps and practical advice that you can build into your daily routines in order to help you cope with life's ups and downs, and to get more out of life - whether it's how to deal with stress and anxiety, boost mood, improve sleep or feel more in control. Please visit this page https://info.westberks.gov.uk/everymindmatters to find out more.

Supporting someone during COVID-19 if their feeling anxious or worried, useful information from 'Time to Change'

The Help Hub - Free support for individuals who find themselves with limited contact due to the Covid-19 Coronavirus. Every worry is valid - if you have found yourself on your own and feeling isolated and fearful - we are here to help. If you are worried about your health or the health of another. If you have concerns about your job or about money, are feeling loss and confusion or grief – it’s all valid. 

Support and information from the Alzheimer's Society  Join the online community (Dementia Talking Point) for valuable support.

Useful tips on staying active from Get Berkshire Active

Join Berkshire Vision's 'Virtual' Activities Programme, download joining instructions and calendar listing.  Find Quiz nights, coffee mornings, exercise sessions and more.

The MS Society have produced a range of activities for all abilities.

Exercise tips, advice and guidance from the NHS along with 10 minute workouts. Regular exercise has been proven to help reduce the risk of chronic illnesses such as heart disease, type 2 diabetes and stroke.

10 minute workout in your living room from the British Heart Foundation

Sport England - Join the Movement with Tips, advice and guidance on how to keep or get active in and around your home

Digital classes, workshops - Contactless creativity from The Corn Exchange, Newbury.  If you, or somebody you know, would be interested in having Contactless Creativity packs delivered to them, please call 01635 582666 or email boxoffice@cornexchangenew.co.uk

Why not join the Alzheimer's Society 'Virtual Singing for the brain' sessions every Monday.

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