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Action Hampshire - Important Things to Know

Action Hampshire have produced a bulletin for businesses in particular outlining various funds available and Government support for businesses.  This can be found by following this link

Local Charity Coordinates Volunteer & Community Response to Covid-19

Community First is working with key agencies to coordinate the volunteer and community response to the current Coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic.  Working across Hampshire, Community First is working with districts with three clear aims:

  • If you require support and advice in this crisis please - email us at support@cfirst.org.uk.  We are continuing some of our own services such as Transport, Shopmobility & Wellbeing Service and we will endeavour to put you in contact with your local Community Support.

Tim Houghton, Community First’s CEO, says “We are working with a wide range of agencies and groups to ensure that elderly and vulnerable members of our communities are supported at this difficult time.   If you are worried about a neighbour, friend or isolated relative we can signpost you to the local community support that’s available’.

Across our communities we have an army of volunteers coming forward to help those most in need.  We want to build on this social action and provide people with the tools to carry on this essential role.  If you are coordinating a team of volunteers and would like to offer support please contact us via our website www.cfirst.org.uk  and a member of our rapid response team will be in contact with you.

Wellbeing Resources - Coronavirus - Covid 19

Here are various links and some information that may be useful:

Coronavirus UN Resources - https://www.un.org/en/coronavirus/information-un-system
UK Directgov Advice - https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/covid-19-stay-at-homeguidance/stay-at-home-guidance-for-households-with-possible-coronavirus-covid-19-infection
Coronavirus Info NHS - https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/
Coronavirus Wellbeing Tips - https://www.mentalhealth.org.uk/publications/looking-after-yourmental-health-during-coronavirus-outbreak
Coronavirus Child Wellbeing - https://youngminds.org.uk/blog/talking-to-your-child-aboutcoronavirus/
Mental Health - https://www.mind.org.uk/workplace/mental-health-at-work/taking-care-of-yourstaff/useful-resources/
NHS Mental Health - https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/stress-anxiety-depression/
General Wellbeing - https://www.dpt.nhs.uk/resources/recovery-and-wellbeing/five-ways-towellbeing
Older People Wellbeing - https://www.nice.org.uk/about/nice-communities/social-care/quickguides/promoting-positive-mental-wellbeing-for-older-people
Healthy Eating - https://www.healthline.com/health/food-nutrition/foods-that-boost-the-immunesystem
Healthy Eating - https://www.onhealth.com/content/1/immune_system_boosting_foods
Armchair Exercises for Older People - https://www.ageuk.org.uk/information-advice/healthwellbeing/exercise/simple-exercises-inactive-adults/
Armchair Exercises - https://www.nhs.uk/live-well/exercise/sitting-exercises/
 
Follow the official advice. The government guidelines should be your main source of information. Doing what you can to keep safe can help to give you a little peace of mind. Limit your news intake. Taking in too much information could stress or scare you. Choose when you’ll read the news (twice a day perhaps) and stick to trusted sources. Communicate! This is so important while we’re all working from home and in isolation. Figure out with your colleagues how you can best collaborate and support each other. It’ll be a case of trial and error, so don’t worry if you need to refine as you go along. Ask people the question: “What do you most need?” Try this with your teammates to find out how you can really help each other and how they can help you. Try yoga, breathing and exercise each day. These can all help your mind and body. There are many online classes on YouTube that you can access for free as well as meditation apps and podcasts to download