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Useful contacts

The Public Health Agency

12-22 Linenhall Street, Belfast, BT2 8BS Tel 0300 555 0114

http://www.publichealth.hscni.net

 

PATIENT INFORMATION LEAFLETS

http://niformulary.hscni.net/PatientZone/PILs/Pages/default.aspx:

 

SCREENING SERVICES

WWW.CANCERSCREENING.HSCNI.NET

 

If you have been affected by cancer

www.jostrust.org.uk

for information on Mens Health

www.mapni.co.ukwww.mapni.co.uk

New PIP Payments

www.nidirect.gov.uk/welfarechanges

Mental Health Awareness - links below

Headspace

Weathering the storm: includes free meditations, sleep, and movement exercises https://www.headspace.com/covid-19

 

The Mindfulness Centre NI

FREE online mindfulness workshop from Caroline Stewart to help reduce anxiety, boost immune system and stay connected with our community during the difficult times we all face due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19).

https://youtu.be/DRJI1Jh27pU

 

Oprah & Deepak Chopra

Finding hope in uncertain times: Harness strength. Find peace. Create connection.

21-Day Meditation Challenge

https://chopracentermeditation.com

 

Mind.org.uk

The Mind Charity have a dedicated page to support people during this period of time. The information covers practical advice for staying at home, taking care of your mental health and wellbeing, support for work, benefits and housing and a checklist for staying at home:

https://www.mind.org.uk/information-support/coronavirus/coronavirus-and-your-wellbeing/

 

NHS

Breathing exercises for stress: https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/stress-anxiety-depression/ways-relieve-stress/

 

Mental wellbeing when staying at home: https://www.nhs.uk/oneyou/every-mind-matters/coronavirus-covid-19-staying-at-home-tips/

 

Every Mind Matters

YouTube video on mindful breathing exercises (recommended by NHS website)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wfDTp2GogaQ&app=desktop

 

UN Guided Meditation and Yoga

The UN have a number of sessions to listen to which include 10 minute breath awareness meditation, 15 minute sitting meditation , 45 minute awareness meditation and more - https://www.un.org/en/coronavirus/wellness

 

Support for Victims of domestic abuse

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/coronavirus-covid-19-and-domestic-abuse/coronavirus-covid-19-support-for-victims-of-domestic-abuse

 

The website above lists the following agencies to provide support and advice:

24 hour helpline O808 802 1414 -

info@womensaidni.org

 

Belfast. 028 9024 1929

Foyle. 028 7116 0001

 

Support for members of the LBGT+ community

Galop - https://www.galop.org.uk/galop-to-run-national-lgbt-domestic-violence-helpline/  

 

Rainbow project - https://www.rainbow-project.org

028 9031 9030 / 028 7128 3030

info@rainbow-project.org

 

 

Business in the Community

 

Free online seminars including financial wellbeing - http://www.bitcni.org.uk/events/?trk=public-post_share-update_update-textb

 

Website includes additional support on many topics –

https://www.bitcni.org.uk/taking-action-supporting-need/

 

 

Physical Activities

 

Joe Wicks YouTube channel

Joe Wicks is providing PE lessons every weekday morning via his YouTube channel:

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCAxW1XT0iEJo0TYlRfn6rYQ

 

YouTube

Many exercise programmes available including (but not limited to): yoga, Pilates, circuit training, mobility, body weight classes

 

Other ideas

Daily walks, runs.

Keeping windows open to ensure fresh air is flowing through homes

Opening curtains to let in natural light

Limiting screen time

Eating a balanced diet

Reducing alcohol, caffeine and sugar intake

Drinking plenty of water 

 

Financial Advice

Advice NI/ Coronavirus Community Helpline

A Freephone Helpline to assist those in vulnerable groups to access information, advice and guidance in relation to COVID-19 is open 9am to 5pm, 7 days per week. The Helpline is local to Northern Ireland and is managed by Advice NI.

 

Freephone number:  0808 802 0020,

Email: covid19@adviceni.net

Text: ACTION to 81025

Advice NI

Advice on tax, benefits, business and personal debt

 

Welfare Changes ring 0808 802 0020 or email welfarechanges@adviceni.net

Tax & Benefits ring 0800 988 2377 or email tax@adviceni.net

Business Debt ring 0800 083 8018 or email bds@adviceni.net

Debt Action ring 0800 028 1881 or email debt@adviceni.net

EU Settlement Scheme ring 0800 138 6545 or email euss@adviceni.net

For Historical Institutional Abuse advice and support call 02890 645919 email hia@adviceni.net

 

https://www.adviceni.net

Guidance for Employees, Employers and Businesses

The Gov.uk website contains all up to date information and guidance on financial support available for employees, employers and businesses.

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/guidance-to-employers-and-businesses-about-covid-19

 

Money Advice Service

The Money Advice Service provides information on support measures in place to ease the financial impact. The website addresses common circumstances people may find themselves in: https://www.moneyadviceservice.org.uk/en/articles/coronavirus-and-your-money



 
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