How to cope

Good tips…

Louise (Young Carer Support Coordinator) and Kate are offering a listening service for you if you need it.

Please text 07378 148 491 for a call or email me on youngcarers@southendcarers.co.uk.

Young Carers who do not want to talk but looking for other ways to cope with isolation then please look at these web pages below. They have good tips on how to cope, help lines to call or text, counselling, and information to help if you are confused by all the information in the media right now.

Mental health support

Essential support for under 25s

Advice on lots of issues 

Visit here if you’re worried.

Online mental wellbeing community

Health

Remember young carers you can still get in contact with some GP services via internet for telephone appointments but the surgery is closed for face to face appointments. You have to check with your GP what they are offering and some Pharmacies are offering a delivery service, so please give them a call if you need to.

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.