Staying well during Coronavirus
The coronavirus outbreak has changed daily life for us all in Scotland and has had a real impact on how many of us are feeling. It’s ok to not feel yourself right now, and we have some great tips to help get you through it. Visit https://clearyourhead.scot/
If you need someone to talk to:
- A helpline for advice and guidance
- Psychological guidance and emotional support
- Individual counselling, over the phone
They can be contacted as follows:
- Call 0800 970 3980 – you do not need to give your name but you should say that you work for Aberdeen City Council.
- Via the website – www.timefortalking.co.uk Here you can access a lot of useful information or make contact with a counsellor.
- You can send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
- You can use the “Live Chat” which you can find on their website. The password for this is TfTnow and you can speak with a counsellor via this also
The service is free, entirely confidential and available to all employees, Foster Carers, Elected Members and members of your immediate family, living at your home address and over 16 years of age.
Breathing Space is a free, confidential phone and web based service for people in Scotland experiencing low mood, depression or anxiety.
A new national helpline has been set up by the Scottish government to provide essential assistance to those who don’t have a network of support but who are at high risk of contracting COVID-19.
It is for those who are over 70, disabled, require the support of mental health services, are pregnant or receive a flu jab for health reasons.
Anyone not in these categories but still looking for support should visit readyscotland.org
The helpline –0800 111 4000 will operate initially during normal office hours.
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Our role is to offer a support mechanism for any member of staff or the public who may feel overwhelmed, upset or personally affected by the current situation.
- Those who are affected in any way due to the consequences of covid-19.
- Those in the Shielding group who are to remain at home for 12 weeks and are struggling (underlying health conditions which places people more at risk from Covid-19)
- All staff from HSCP and NHS staff who are not based in Acute wards at ARI as there is a different team for them)
- Care Home staff and community support staff, and home-carers
To access the Psychological Resilience Hub for information go to:
For direct access to the Psychological Resilience self-referral from:
Further information is also available on:
Assistance to access the Psychological Resilience Hub can also be provide by calling the Grampian Psychological Resilience Hub admin team on Tel: 01224 558765.
There are lots of sources of useful information to help you stay safe and well during the outbreak. If you’re looking for some additional support for your or someone you know, here’s a list of organisations offering help and advice. Just click on the image below.
Samaritans have developed a coronavirus hub which we will be keeping up to date with practical information and advice on how people can look after their wellbeing and support one another during this time.
In particular, we are updating the following guides as the situation develops:
- Practical ways to help yourself cope
- What to do if you’re worried about someone during the coronavirus outbreak
Message from the Time for Talking Team:
If you’re following www.facebook.com/The-TCS-Lighthouse-1936803939663713/ you are also welcome to join our ‘Coronavirus – Updates and Information’ group (link below) for daily trusted and reliable posts on both Covid-19 itself and on self-care throughput the duration of the pandemic and it’s related current measures:
You can also join our own public group which is updated with relevant information from local services. www.facebook.com/groups/581491549239898/?source_id=1936803939663713
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