Taking notice means taking the time to pause to see the beauty around us, when on daily exercise this could be taking notice of nature, flowers, birdsong; it could be taking notice of the messages of support that people have displayed in their windows, or taking notice of other people that we see. Instead of rushing by, take the time to look and realise what you see.
Some of the support we rely on may have changed at the moment and it’s important we take notice of our own wellbeing to make sure we stay well. It is important to remember that there is still support available to people who need it.
If you are feeling anxious about Coronavirus, stick to credible news sources. You can find the latest updates in North Lincolnshire at the council Coronavirus (COVID-19) webpage.
NHS Online has the latest advice on how to protect yourself at this time, how to self-isolate, and what the symptoms of Coronavirus are.
Scunthorpe and District Mind have a website which you can check for the latest updates. They are providing one to one appointments by telephone, and people can still call them and self-refer. You can call 01724 279 500 and they will arrange an initial telephone assessment.
Scunthorpe Samaritans have trained volunteers who are available to listen 24 hours a day seven days a week. You can call 116123 for free or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Doctors of the World are sharing coronavirus advice in 36 languages – produced in partnership with the British Red Cross, Migrant Help and Clear Voice.
Public Health England have released lots of useful information on mental health and emotional wellbeing at this time, you can find it on the Public Health England website.
The Recovery College have released on line courses for adults, young people and children to help them cope during shielding and self-isolation. You can find them on the Recovery College website.
Having good mental health helps us relax more, achieve more and enjoy our lives more. Visit the Every Mind Matters website for expert advice and practical tips to help you look after your mental health and wellbeing.
Rooted in mindfulness and involved in taking notice of your thoughts, feelings and acknowledgment of every-day activities visit the NHS Mindfulness webpage with further links to on-line courses and breathing / meditation sessions.
There are lots of resources to help you speak to your children about Coronavirus, particularly if they are feeling anxious.
North Lincolnshire Clinical Commissioning Group have launched free on line support, Kooth, to help young people with their emotional wellbeing at this time. Access the Kooth website for more information.
Young Minds have resources, information and contacts to help manage children and young people’s emotional well-being during self-isolation and social distancing. You can find them on the Young Minds website.
There is guidance for parents and carers on supporting children and young people during Coronavirus on the Public Health England website.
The Child and Adult Mental Health Service (CAMHS) have brought together lots of information for young people, carers and professionals to help support mental health and well-being. Visit the CAHMS Resourses website for more information.
There are lots of books for children and young people which tackle the difficult subjects of death, bereavement and loss. The Little Parachutes website have many listed and we have put together a list of suggested reading for children and young people which include the death of a parent/grand parent/pet etc