Coronavirus

shaftesbury and district carers

HOPE are here to HELP

Hope have received funding from the National Community Fund to provide a telephone counselling service 3 days a week. Tuesdays 1 – 4 pm, Wednesdays 6 – 8 pm and Thursday 12 – 3 pm. Telephone 07714 550969

Community Front Room

Attend Anywhere enables virtual access to the people at the Community Front Room. Go to https://nhs.vc/community-front-room–shaftesbury. You will need Google Chrome or Apple Safari. You will be able to enter the Virtual Waiting Room during normal opening hours and then when someone is ready you will be able to speak face-to-face to get support.

resources available

A Year In Our Lives

www.centreformentalhealth.org.uk/yearinourlives CAN YOU WRITE A SHORT STORY ABOUT YOUR EXPERIENCE OF THE PANDEMIC? “To find out how the pandemic is affecting people’s emotional and mental health, ‘A Year in Our Lives’ will gather and share the first-hand experiences of people living through the pandemic.  We want to find creative, truthful and open ways to tell …

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free online learning

Learning Opportunities

Many organisations are making education free during this time. Open Learn website has free mental health Courses, tips and resources. https://www.open.edu/openlearn/health-sports-psychology/mental-health/free-mental-health-tips-and-resources New Skills and Learning Adult Learning Courses in North Dorset:  Agewell (over 60s) courses in Computers – beginners (SN) Exploring Drawing (Sh) Painting for Pleasure (SN & G) All adults – Drawing and painting …

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Mental Health Support Names Alongside Cancer As “The Most Urgent”

On 27th April Health and Social Care Secretary Matt Hancock gave the daily press briefing and said:  “And, as the number of hospitalisations from coronavirus begins to fall, I can announce now that starting tomorrow we will begin the restoration of other NHS services, starting with the most urgent, like cancer care and mental health …

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