Coronavirus (COVID-19) - Health and Wellbeing

It’s important that we pay close attention to our own health and the wellbeing of those around us. This page has information to help you look after yourself and others.

Five ways to wellbeing during the coronavirus outbreak

The ‘Five ways to Wellbeing’ are easy ways to help look after your mental wellbeing.

  • Connect. Talk and listen, be there and feel connected.
  • Be active. Do what you can, enjoy what you do and move your mood.
  • Take notice. Remember the simple things that give you joy.
  • Learn. Embrace new experiences, see opportunities and surprise yourself.
  • Give. Offer your time, your words and your presence.

Reach out to community groups for support

If you don't have anyone you can call on for help, you can contact the North Yorkshire County Council customer service centre who'll signpost you to the right support. Call 01609 780780 Monday to Sunday 8am to 5.30pm.

Looking after your mental health

We know that things are uncertain at the moment, but there’s plenty of help and support available in this area.

There are lots of national and local charities and services providing mental health support and access to essential services.

More information and support is available from:

North Yorkshire County Council

Mind

Mental Health Foundation

Every Mind Matters

CALM

Good Thinking

NHS One You

Domestic abuse

If you or someone you know is in immediate danger or risk please call 999.

The Independent Domestic Abuse Service - also known as IDAS - is the largest specialist charity in Yorkshire supporting anyone affected by domestic abuse or sexual violence.

IDAS is continuing to support those affected by domestic abuse throughout the coronavirus outbreak. Services are still open and able to support people in refuges. They are supporting people through:

  • Online video support sessions
  • WhatsApp messaging
  • Telephone calls
  • Online live chat on our website
  • Email

To get in touch with IDAS call 03000 110 110 or email info@idas.org.uk.

There is also the National 24-hour helpline which is available on 0808 2000 247.

The Gov.uk website also has lots of advice here. 

Supporting people affected by Dementia

We know that it’s a worrying time for families looking after someone with Dementia. Whether this is in your home or from afar.

There’s lots of advice and support available online: 
North Yorkshire County Council
Dementia UK 
Alzheimer’s Society