Steps 2 Wellbeing

COVID-19

COVID-19

Important information about the coronavirus (COVID-19)

Click here for resources to help you cope with Covid-19

As you will be aware, the outbreak of COVID-19 is altering the way we need to interact with each other, and we are working hard to ensure we can continue to deliver our services as far as possible.

In line with government advice, and to protect our clients and our staff we are currently not conducting any in-person sessions or courses, however we have a range of digital options that continue to be available to us, which you can find more about here.

The latest government advice can be found at the following URL:

https://www.gov.uk/government/topical-events/coronavirus-covid-19-uk-government-response

You can also access Dorset HealthCare's response here:

https://www.dorsethealthcare.nhs.uk/coronavirus-1

And the NHS guidance here:
https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/

Easy-read information can be found here:
Easy Read Coronavirus Advice from Public Health England.
And information on when you need to wash you hands:
Government Easy Read Information.

If you are isolating at home due to suspected covid-19 and your symptoms worsen or you are no better after seven days please call NHS 111.

We are doing all we can to continue to meet the needs of our service users during this time, however please be aware that our staffing levels, and therefore service provision, may be affected. See below for a range of information and resources that may help you during this time.

Looking after your mental health

You may be worried or anxious about the coronavirus. This is a new and stressful event, and can be especially difficult for those with pre-existing mental health conditions, and physical health conditions that can cause extra worry.

Every Mind Matters have information on looking after your mental health HERE.

There is advice on how to cope with both self-isolation and keeping up to date with information without being overwhelmed available from the following:
Mind have advice HERE.

The Mental Health Foundation has advice HERE.

You can also watch Dorset Healthcare's professional lead for Psychology and Psychotherapy, Meherzin Das, give tips on how to maintain your health and wellbeing during the COVID-19 outbreak by clicking on the video link.