There is a high volume of information out there at present. To help you we have collated a list of useful links to services which provide advice and information to support your health and wellbeing.
The list includes advice from statutory organisations, charities and also community groups in your local area which are there to help support your needs at this time.
Trusted advice during Covid-19 outbreak
NHS – Advice for Everyone
NHS – Advice for High Risk Groups
GOV.UK guidance: For Extremely Vulnerable
GOV.UK – Staying at home
Easy Read Information
Easy Read Poster
Inclusion Gloucestershire Easy Read
Health Charity Information
British Liver Trust:
Kidney Care Uk:
Asthma and lung conditions:
British Heart Foundation (BHF)
Age UK – Advice for Older People
Gloucestershire County Council Hub
If since the COVID-19 social distancing measures have been put in place you are struggling to manage certain daily tasks or would like to help others who are, there is a ‘Community Help Hub’ to support the following:
- Someone who needs help
- Someone whose neighbour needs help
- Someone who can offer help
- A business that can offer help
If you are unable to use the online forms we have a phone line available, please call 01452 583519. The phone lines are open Monday – Friday 8.30am – 5pm
Adult Social Care – Gloucester
Helping vulnerable and isolated people
To access the Stay Connected Helpline, call 0800 048 7035 (Monday to Friday 9.00-5.00)
You can access all of their resources at: www.guideposts.org.uk/stay-connected
Community and Volunteer Groups:
Good Sam – National NHS Volunteer Programme. Please click the link below if you need support.
Covid-19 Mutual Aid Groups
Follow the link to find your nearest group
Longlevens Noticeboard Facebook
Covid-19 Support Group Churchdown Facebook
Gloucester Helping Hands food parcel service tel: 07775 365179
Wiltshire Farm Foods
Please note: Orders for existing customers or extremely vulnerable people only
*Please also see our Five Ways to Wellbeing page
Mental wellbeing during social isolation:
Dealing with Anxiety and stress:
British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy
Headspace app for dealing with stress:
Mindful Breathing Exercise – YouTube
Dealing with grief and loss:
Maintaining mental health
World Health Organisation (WHO)
The World Health Organisation has issued the following advice to help support your mental health:
- Minimise watching, reading or listening to news that causes you to feel anxious or distressed;
- Seek information only from trusted sources and mainly to take practical steps to prepare your plans and protect yourself and loved ones.
- Seek information updates at specific times during the day, once or twice.
- The sudden and near-constant stream of news reports about an outbreak can cause anyone to feel worried.
- Get the facts; not the rumours and misinformation.
- Also remember to keep as active as possible and take time to self-care with activities that promote your own wellbeing -see section ‘Five Ways To Wellbeing’
NHS – Mood Assessment Quiz
NHS – Stress and Anxiety
Young people’s health
Teens in Crisis
Young Minds – Grief and Loss
Struggling to cope
If you are still struggling to cope and you are concerned about your mental health or the mental health of another person here are some really helpful organisations via the link below including support for Suicide Prevention:
Tel: 01452 306333 or national helpline open 24/7 – Dial 116 123.
If you are in need of emergency assistance please dial 999.