COVID-19 – Advice & Support

Below you will find some links to various different organisations both local and national that offer support during this difficult time.

Association for Dementia Studies

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, members of the ADS team have been working on resources to help in different situations. These resources will be shared here as and when they become available.

MIND: Coronavirus and your wellbeing

– Practical advice for staying at home
– Taking care of your mental health and wellbeing
– Support for work, benefits and housing
– Checklist for staying at home

Mental health awareness for remote workers

A guide to maintaining good mental health while remote working.

Grief Support

A Healthwatch England advice article on the organisations and groups that can support you if you’re grieving.

Changes to Primary Dental Care services

Guidance from the NHS regarding changes to Primary Dental Care services in response to COVID-19

COVID-19 resource and best practice hub for social care

The COVID-19 directory of resources and best practice from across the social care sector includes links to:

Social care related government guidance,
Practice guidance and other key resources developed by the sector,
Practice examples about local authorities, care homes and provider responses to COVID-19,
SCIE resources about COVID-19 including practice guidance, learning resources, webinars, blogs and insights
Curated research, policy, official guidance and practice guidance from the Social Care Online database.

COVID-19 Managing Breathlessness

In addition to medication, there are things you can also do to help you feel less breathless. This guide shows you some useful breathing techniques.

Planning care at the end of life

It’s important to have a plan in place, should you or a loved one become critically ill with coronavirus. This guide explains why.

Supporting autistic people & people with learning disabilities

Guides for families and professionals supporting autistic adults and adults with learning disabilities during the coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis.

Reading Well for mental health

Reading Well for mental health: here you can explore books for managing a variety of common mental health conditions.

Rise Above

Helping you teach PSHE curriculum topics to Upper KS2, KS3 and KS4 pupils, with flexible lesson plans and ready-to-use PowerPoints co-created with teachers, and video content developed with 10 to 16-year-olds.

Mental health apps

Links to apps that are assessed against a range of NHS standards

Further Mental Health Support & Advice

A link to our mental health support section, full of useful links

Elderly care: A guide for families new to caring

If you’re newly responsible for finding elderly care for a family member or friend, it can be difficult to know where to start.

This actionable starter guide aims to provide you with an overview of elderly care, from what’s available to the more practical financial and legal issues.