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Helping families cope

Your children may need you more than ever as they experience quarantine, so it'll help you feel calm and positive if you have the information you need.

 

Documents and links below offer advice about how to look after yourself and therefore your family during lockdown.

 

Looking after your finances

 

Benefits advice

Information about coronavirus and claiming benefits.

 

Housing advice

Includes information on eviction, problems paying rent, mortgage arrears and repossession. 

https://england.shelter.org.uk/housing_advice/coronavirus

 

Other financial advice

General advice and links from MoneySavingsExpert.com

https://www.moneysavingexpert.com/news/2020/02/coronavirus-travel-help-and-your-rights/

 

Looking after your wellbeing

https://www.mind.org.uk/information-support/coronavirus/coronavirus-and-your-wellbeing/#TakingCareOfYourMentalHealthAndWellbeing

 

 

Looking after your children's wellbeing

Looking out for others

We've had enquiries about what our families can do to help others. Healthwatch Bracknell Forest and Involve are working together to co-ordinate COVID-19 Community Response Volunteers and also to register volunteers for longer-term support. Find out how you can help at: https://www.healthwatchbracknellforest.co.uk/want-help-your-community-during-covid-19-situation

 

There are also various informal local Facebook groups offering support, help with shopping, etc.

 

Support organisations

  • No Panic Helpline for young people and adults with anxiety:
    • 0330 6061174 (Young people)
    • 0844 9674848 (Adults)
  • Mind for mental health advice - 0844 4484448 https://www.mind.org.uk/
  • Young Minds for mental health support - https://youngminds.org.uk/
  • The Mix counselling support for under 25s - https://www.themix.org.uk/

 

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