The Chesterfield and North East Derbyshire Council for Voluntary Service and Action Limited
Date: 21st May 2020
Due to the outbreak of Covid-19, the Links Board of Directors has made the decision to temporarily close the office until further notice in order to minimise any potential risk to our staff and VCS group representatives in support of the official attempt to slow down the pandemic. If there are any changes, we will keep you informed.
Sandra Pink (Advice & Project Manager) – Email: email@example.com Mobile: 07889 726846.
We will keep you updated as we receive more information.
Help Needed in Chesterfield & North East Derbyshire Survey
We know about the community groups that operate and the good work that you all do. Sadly, we understand that many of you have had to close down due to the Coronavirus crisis.
We are now mapping the help that is available in your residential area.
Our careers coaches are giving free help to groups who have been affected by the current situation.
It's Mental Health Awareness week and this year the theme is kindness.
Coronavirus is testing us all and it’s normal to feel stressed, upset or even angry at the moment.
But looking after your emotional and mental wellbeing is vital during these uncertain times.
We’re all doing our best, but sometimes it’s ok to not be ok.
However there’s plenty of help and advice out there, from telephone helplines to online courses, easy every day wellbeing ideas to simple meditation and breathing exercises.
Derbyshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust has launched a new telephone support line for Derbyshire residents experiencing increased distress or anxiety.
It's staffed by mental health professionals and you can call 0300 790 0596 between 9am – midnight daily.
The NHS has a national mental health support campaign running called Every Mind Matters.
You can find advice and help, including a free plan with tips to help you deal with stress and anxiety, online at www.nhs.uk/oneyou/every-mind-matters
You can find also find lots of support information online at Derbyshire County Council at www.derbyshire.gov.uk/emotionalwellness
Online help for mental health
You may be worried about your health, the health of your loved ones, concerned about money or feeling stressed at home.
The good news is that there are lots of things that we can all do to look after our emotional health, even at this time.
Most of the ideas don't cost anything and we can start many of them right now.
We've collected together a list of websites, support lines, videos, and apps with some great tips to help you to look after your emotional health.
Find lots of ideas for keeping your mental health in good shape online here.
Mental health support is now available to Derbyshire residents of all ages through a new mental health support line thanks to Derbyshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust.
Call 0300 790 0596 between the hours of 9am and midnight, seven days a week.
The mental health support line is for Derbyshire people of all ages who are experiencing increased mental health needs during the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.
Kindness is the theme of this year's Mental Health Awareness week and this means to yourself as well as others.
You can get lots of inspiration and ideas on how to be kind on our Derbyshire Spirit website here.
We're gathering together stories of the amazing work that Derbyshire residents are doing during these difficult times.
If you've got a story to share then drop us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org
New mental health support website
A new website has launched that aims to bring together lots of local and national support and advice around emotional health and wellbeing.
Derbyshire Carers Association have received comments from Young Carers and their family’s. Please see comments below:
‘Huge thank you for the gift pack’
‘We’ve been using them for family games. Great fun’
‘She (YC) was so excited to get it’
‘I just got the anti-stress pack from you. I LOVE IT! The ball most of all. Coincidentally, it arrived just as I finished my SATs. What excellent timing!’
‘Thank you she (YC) loves it’
‘Thank you for the parcel. I’ve shared it with my twin and will be using the things for my school work.’
‘Thank you for the pack. I really enjoyed it and it was nice to have something through the post to look forward to.’
‘We’ve really enjoyed the pack. I enjoyed the activity books, can we have more word searches and crosswords next time?’
‘I loved the play dough. I like making things with it and it’s good because if it goes wrong I can start again and make it better.’
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News from some of our festivals below
There is an open discussion on Friday with the Creative Festivals Partnership about how to adapt to the crisis; you can register here - https://www.eventbrite.co.
Here are your news items for this week:
Fleet Arts is launching a stop frame animation project, Moooovie; see poster
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