Last updated 29/05/2020 at 5:05pm
Many of us are feeling worried or stressed about how the coronavirus could affect our lives, as well as our loved ones. You may be working at home and feeling isolated. You may be one of our colleagues who is still coming into the Hospice building and you may feel stressed about being in contact with people.
Whatever your circumstances, it is important that you look after yourself physically and mentally. And that is not easy as it may be harder for us to do the things that normally help keep us well.
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Looking After Your Mental Health
Your mental health and wellbeing is important during the coronavirus pandemic.
If you are concerned or worried or want to talk individually to someone, please email email@example.com or ring 07860 848357, where you will be offered support and guidance.
Mental health resources
The following articles and guides can provide more in-depth tips and strategies for coping and supporting your wellbeing.
There is a wide range of support services available across Leeds. Our social work team have kindly created a signposting sheet collating these services: Download the Coronavirus Information Signposting Sheet
Coronavirus LCC Helpline
If you’re unable to leave the house due to COVID-19Virus pandemic and you’re worried because you don’t have family or friends who can help, please contact Leeds City Council on 0113 3781877.
Support from NHS England for Hospice Staff
Now more than ever, you may need psychological and practical support. You can access to a range of support through one point of contact:
• A free wellbeing support helpline: 0300 131 7000, available from 7.00 am – 11.00 pm seven days a week, providing confidential listening from trained professionals and specialist advice, including coaching, bereavement care, mental health and financial help
• a 24/7 text alternative to the above helpline – simply text FRONTLINE to 85258
Protect yourself from COVID-19 related scams by staying informed about types of scams being used. Take all of the usual precautions you would usually take when opening emails, responding to text messages or answering your door to strangers. Click here to view West Yorkshire Trading Standards’ news alert on coronavirus-related scams in the area.