Coronavirus

The Role of the Arts During the Pandemic

(from https://www.covidminds.org/ newsletter) This report, published by University College London (UCL) and funded by the Arts Council, summarises the complex role of the arts during the Covid-19 pandemic. During repeated lockdowns and venue closures, individuals and families relied on home-based arts activities and digital arts and cultural resources to help them manage the pandemic and …

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A public health model for mentally healthier integrated care systems

For a full report see The Centre For Mental Health webpage: https://www.centreformentalhealth.org.uk/publications/briefing-57-better-together “The Covid-19 pandemic is being accompanied by a sharp rise in demand for mental health services. Whilst high quality clinical services are vital in addressing rising needs, the size and nature of the challenge means that treatment alone cannot manage this crisis. Better …

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Crisis and Mental Life: Implications for Covid-19

From the Centre for Society and Mental Health “There has been widespread discussion of the possible impact of Covid-19 on mental health, but little comparison with previous crises. This report sets Covid-19 in the context of other crises, and their mental health consequences. Lessons are drawn for Covid-19. The report reviews the effects on mental …

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PEER SUPPORT GROUP RETURNING TO ROYAL BRITISH LEGION HALL ON 2ND SEPTEMBER – COVID-19 RULES TO KEEP US SAFE.

Measures to be adopted for our meetings as outlined by the Shaftesbury Royal British Legion. Health & Safety (H&S) “The pandemic risk has not gone away.  As of now 73% of UK adults had been double-vaccinated, but only 14% of world adults.  Of our Legion branch membership 40% is over 80, and many are clinically …

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Government publish report of lived experience of disabled people during the Covid-19 pandemic

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/the-lived-experience-of-disabled-people-during-the-covid-19-pandemic/the-lived-experience-of-disabled-people-during-the-covid-19-pandemic “From July to September 2020, the Cabinet Office Disability Unit commissioned the Policy Lab to conduct ethnographically-led research into the experiences of disabled people during the COVID-19 pandemic. The aim was to understand the impact of COVID-19 on the lives of disabled people, to identify problems that could be resolved through policy changes and …

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Support for all School Staff

https://www.twinkl.co.uk/ Twinkl has teamed up with charity MIND to support all school staff throughout the pandemic. “For free, confidential, emotional support, text KEYWORKER to 85258 or call 116 123, any time, night or day. All in confidence with trained volunteers. Discover more resources recommended for educators below. As a teacher, it’s a unique time with worries you probably …

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