Advice & Resources

Looking for more support or guidance? We've created this resource area to help point you in the right direction

Everyone's experience of Covid-19 and lockdown has been different, but we have one thing in common - we're all going through something and could benefit from a little help. 

Below is a list of Covid-19 advice, guidance and resources that are relevant to our mission and our service users. The majority of our links go through to a webpage with specific support for the particular areas listed, rather than homepages.

Video Blogs

Throughout lockdown, we've created a series of videos in which our team discuss Covid-19, relationships and wellbeing. They contain advice and ideas from professionals, honest conversations about difficulties and some may even brighten up your day.

Lockdown & Relationships: Distance, friendships & intimate partnerships

Experiencing Lockdown Differently : Disabilities, diversity & anxiety

Friendships in Lockdown: Communication, commitment & cats

Living Separately in Lockdown: Love, loss & practicalities 

Lockdown & Sharing Space: Negotiation, hints & tips

Lockdown with Teenagers: Independence, motivation & schedules 

Homeschooling & Parenting: Expectations, time management & support

Impact of Lockdown: Debate, finances & structure

Families Sharing Space: Routine, negotiation & privacy 

Caring Responsibilities: Isolation, anxieties & self care

Polyamory & Lockdown: Communication, boundaries & negotiation 

Pre-School Children in Lockdown: Parenting, family & advice

Lockdown as an Introvert: Identity, adapting & top tips

General Guidance

NHS: 
Symptoms, testing, self-isolating, research & more

UK Gov:
Latest announcements & restrictions 

Mind:
Mental health and wellbeing support & advice

Mind
Social care changes & your rights

Relay UK
To help people with hearing and speech difficulties communicate over the phone

Switchboard
LGBTQ+ helpline offering support and information

Mencap
Supporting those with learning disabilities through Covid-19

Scope
Covid-19 specific support for disabled people 

Citizens Advice UK
Information and advice on benefits, work, debt, housing, legal rights and more

Carers UK
Advice and support for carers during Covid-19

Age UK
Supporting older people and carers of older people through Covid-19

National Autistic Society
Support and guidance for people with autism, their families and professionals

Cruse
Bereavement support and care for those who have lost someone they love

Mental Health

Our Top Tips Video
A throwback to how our team take care of their mental health

Mind
Anxieties around face masks & coverings

CALM
Crisis support & support for those bereaved by suicide

Samaritans
A free non-judgemental listening service for anyone, 24 hours a day

Domestic Abuse

National domestic violence helpline website - click here

General domestic abuse helplines and resources - click here 

Women's Aid
Handbook for survivors of domestic abuse

UK Gov
Advice & guidance on domestic abuse

Make Yourself Heard
How to get urgent support through 999 if you can't speak

UK Gov
Advice & support for if you don't have settled status in the UK

Universal Credit
Job centre and claims for those experiencing domestic abuse

Children & Young People

UK Gov
Guidance for parents and carers on supporting children and young people

UK Gov
Education & childcare guidance

NSPCC 
Advice on if you're worried about a child affected by abuse

Mind
General support & advice for young people 

Mind
Free online CBT tool, including a Covid-19 module

Mind
Support for parents of teenagers

Papyrus
Crisis support for young people who feel suicidal or if you're concerned about a young person

Council for Disabled Children
Support and guidance for parents, young people and professionals

Hope Again
Bereavement support for young people

Housing & Finance

Shelter
Rights, renting, repairs, mortgages & evictions

Turn 2 Us
Financial support through Covid-19

Department for Work & Pensions
Employment and benefits support

Working Families
Legal advice for parents and carers on their rights at work

The Money Advice Service
Free budget planner to help manage finances

Work

For companies: How we can help you support employees during this time

For companies: How to support employees experiencing domestic abuse

For companies: A toolkit for handling employees experiencing domestic abuse

Mind
Support with leaving the house to go to work

Acas
Advice and guidance on your rights if you're being made redundant

 

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