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NHS Covid-19 App
- The Covid-19 App is available to download.
- The app is key part of the country’s fight against COVID-19.
Easy Read Documents (select to view and download PDF versions)
Further Resources including information for Disabled Children
- National Autistic Society – guidance and helpline for parents’, young people and staff
- Mencap - Easy Read guide to Coronavirus
- Place2Be – Guide to helping parents answer questions from their children and to support family wellbeing
- Young Minds - Talking to your child about Coronavirus and 10 tips from their Parents Helpline to support family wellbeing
- Carers UK - Guidance for carers
- Covibook – an interactive resource designed to support and reassure children aged 7 and under, designed to help children explain and draw the emotions that they might be experiencing during the pandemic
- Amaze - information pack for parents
Doctors of the World has Covid-19 information translated into 61 different languages, including how migrants can access NHS Health Services.
The Covid-19 Infographics website has easy to understand graphics in a variety of languages to help summarise key points about Covid-19.
The main symptoms of Covid-19 are a high temperature, a new, continuous cough and a change to your sense of smell or taste.
- Public Health England has information about symptoms available in different languages and alternative formats.
NHS Covid-19 smartphone app
The NHS Covid-19 smartphone app helps control the spread of Covid-19.
- Download information and resources on the Covid-19 app in Arabic, Bengali, Bilingual, Chinese, Gujarati, Polish, Punjabi, Romanian, Somali, Turkish, Urdu and Welsh.
- Download information and resources about the app in alternative formats.
- Watch short videos explaining how the app works in a number of languages and BSL (more languages are being added).
NHS Test and Trace
Test and Trace is very important to stop Covid-19 spreading.
- Public Health England has advice about testing, self-isolating, and being contacted by NHS Test and Trace available in many languages and alternative formats.
Information about safety in schools is available from Public Health England.
- Read leaflets containing translated information on early years, primary and secondary age.
Mental health advice
Information about mental health advice has been translated by the Royal College of Psychiatrists. It is available in: Arabic , Bengali, Bulgarian, Chinese, French, German, Greek, Gujarati, Hindi, Italian, Japanese, Lithuanian, Pashto, Farsi, Polish, Punjabi, Romanian, Russian, Somali, Spanish, Tamil, Turkish, Urdu and Welsh.
For local mental health support, the Community Roots website can be displayed in 80 languages.
GOV.UK has translated versions and alternative formats of leaflets and posters explaining why it's important to have the flu vaccination.
If you are feeling low & struggling right now you do not need to suffer alone.
Below are resources and links to support that might be able to help.
Free support is available in Cumbria at: togetherall.com (aged 16+over).
Togetherall is a 24/7, safe online community for people who are stressed, anxious or feeling low, with self-guided courses and resources. You can register by simply using your postcode.
A free service is also available for children and young people in Cumbria at: kooth.com
This also provides free, safe and anonymous support for young people including resources like discussion boards, magazines, daily journal feature and the ability to chat with their team.
The Samaritans are also available on 116 123. Again this is a free 24/7 service with Samaritans available to talk through whatever you are experiencing. They also have an e-mail service at: email@example.com with a 24 hour response time. Also they have a self-help app available to track your mood and practical tips and techniques to help look after people’s emotional health. Find out more at: selfhelp.samaritans.org/
- Coronavirus (COVID-19) - mental health and wellbeing charities
- 'COVID-19 places increased importance on mental health and kindness within business' - An article from Cumbria’s Business and Economic Response and Recovery Group (BERRG) encouraging local organisations to consider the mental wellbeing of their employees.
- Mental Health and Wellbeing Resources Pack: Support for individuals and businesses
- Mental Health at work commitment guide for employers during coronavirus
- 'Proven mental health therapies from the comfort of your home' - information on the NHS talking therapies service for north Cumbria.
Patients presenting with COVID-19
All trial medications and information will come directly from the team at Oxford University when patients self-recruit via the internet links or telephone numbers below.
- Positive lateral flow or PCR test for COVID
- Symptoms of COVID within the last 5 days
- 50 years old or over OR 18 years old or over with an underlying risk factor including: Heart, lung, kidney, liver, brain or neurology, diabetes (I or II), down’s syndrome, profound learning disability, immunocompromised (due to cancer, severe infection), organ, bone marrow or stem cell treatment, severe mental health, morbid obesity (BMI>35), care home resident
To find out more and to take part visit: www.panoramictrial.org
or call: 0808 156 0017
- Positive PCR test for COVID within the last 14 days
- Symptoms of COVID within the last 14 days
- 18 years and over
To find out more and take part visit: www.principletrial.org
or call: 0800 138 0880
The video below has been created for children to explain what to expect when they see a doctor in Personal Protective Equipment (PPE). Created by Dr Eve Wood (Appleby Medical Practice, Cumbria), Lydia Wood & Anisha Tailor. Music by Dr Eve Wood.