Coronavirus

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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FREE COUNSELLING

For Keyworkers in Dorset and Somerset including those in hospitals, health care, care homes, shops, essential industries and carers. By telephone, Skype, Zoom or can be in-person in Dorchester. Six sessions, once a week. Fill in the contact form on http://www.psychotherapydorset.co.uk or telephone 07714330120.