Health and mental wellbeing
Staying safe if you are at high risk
The national shielding programme has been paused. However you should still practise social distancing and if you are at increased risk due to underlying health conditions, limit your contacts with others where possible.
Visit our information about shielding page for advice and guidance.
Looking after your wellbeing
Keeping active at home
The “Move More” section of the One You South Gloucestershire website provides information on how to remain active at home.
The NHS have some easy equipment-free fitness routines which are great to do at home.
It’s natural to feel anxious during times of uncertainty. The “Stress Less” section of the One You South Gloucestershire website provides guidance, advice and tips on how to maintain your mental wellbeing during this difficult time.
We also have a dedicated Mind You website with useful information for supporting children and young people who may also be struggling with the uncertainty and impact of Covid-19. Our Education and support for children and young people page has further signposting information including Community Children’s Health Partnership services and support for families through the council’s Access and Response Team.
If you would prefer to speak to someone to find out what support is available, call Southern Brooks Community Partnership on 0333 577 4666. Open: 9am to 5pm Monday to Friday, email: firstname.lastname@example.org
You can also contact Avon & Wiltshire Mental Health Partnership. Phone the 24-hour AWP NHS helpline: 0300 3031320.
Our Frontline is a new service formed by Samaritans, Mind, Shout and Hospice UK, supported by The Royal Foundation, providing round the clock support to all of those going to work as part of the national response to the coronavirus. From supermarket staff to delivery drivers, social workers to police officers, Our Frontline provides mental health and bereavement support and tailored online resources.
Domestic abuse and high risk situations
For information, advice and support on domestic abuse, safeguarding concerns, substance misuse and homelessness visit our domestic abuse and high risk situations page.