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Due to essential maintenance our online forms, grants system and planning, building control and licensing applications will be unavailable Saturday 17 April between 11am and midday

Get the latest NHS information and advice about coronavirus (COVID-19).

Staying safe if you are at high risk

The NHS has information for people at higher risk from coronavirus.

Looking after yourself

Keeping active at home

The “Move More” section of the One You South Gloucestershire website provides information on how to remain active at home.

One You South Gloucestershire – Move More 

The NHS have some easy equipment-free fitness routines which are great to do at home.

NHS at home workouts

Mental wellbeing

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.

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: communitysupport@southernbrooks.org.uk

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.

Your child’s mental health and wellbeing

Thinking about your child’s mental health and helping them to develop their ability to cope is one of the most important things you can do.

Visit our Mind You website and our young people and mental health page for further information.

How to talk to children about the coronavirus

It is understandable that children are likely to be asking lots of questions at the moment. Sometimes it can be difficult to know how to approach discussions in an honest and age appropriate way.

The links below include tips and further information, on how to talk to children about the coronavirus.

Young Minds
Anna Freud

Support for families

If you have children under 18, you may well be finding that the restrictions around Covid-19 are making day-to-day life for your family more difficult at times. If you have any questions or concerns, there is a lot of helpful information on the Find information for adults, children and families website.

We are working to ensure that the most vulnerable children are getting the help they need. Some families may feel they are really struggling at the moment, this could include experiencing more arguments between family members who have less opportunity to find time or space to themselves. If the Covid-19 measures have affected family income, this is also likely to add to the pressure.

If you feel like this and you have not been able to find the support you need through the website or other routes, you can contact us, email  AccessandResponse@southglos.gov.uk or call 01454 866000.

We may find that you can be supported by one of our partner agencies, but we may also decide with you that you would benefit from a conversation with one of our team to help you work out some effective solutions for your family.

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.

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