How to cope

Good tips…

If you are a young carer who needs to talk then please text or call 07378 148 491 to talk to the Young Carers Support Coordinator in confidence.

If you do not want to call or text us you can find help from these other national helplines. They are there to help you with health, bullying, mental health, counselling, being a carer and much more.

A good tip is to store these contact numbers in your phonebook so you will have them if or when you or a friend might need them.

Mental health support

Essential support for under 25s

Advice on lots of issues 

Visit here if you’re worried.

Mental Health – A new service has launched to support children and young people aged 5-18 years.

Online mental wellbeing community

Health

Remember Young Carers you can make an appointment with your Doctor (GP) via telephone or via the internet. You have to check with your registered GP what their appointment procedure is now and you have the right to contact your GP when you need to.

  • Some Pharmacies still offer a delivery service, so please call them to find out how they can help if you need to.
  • If you have an urgent medical problem and unsure what to do you can call 111.
  • If it is an emergency you need to call 999 for an ambulance.

The NHS School Nurse texting service is still available for 11-19 year olds just text on 07520649895 and they will reply via text.

For other medical advice you can call 111.

For everyone who needs practical information on how to get help visit Southend Carers Coronavirus Support Page.  Alternatively look on Southend Livewell Southend they also have a Southend Coronavirus Action Group helpline 01702 212497 or the Gov.uk site have a Coronavirus help line for vulnerable people registered with the NHS as high risk 0800 028 8327.