Staying well during Coronavirus
Tips and Ideas
There’s lots more FREE guided mindfulness sessions available at http://www.freemindfulness.org/download
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.
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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