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Helpline for children and young people during the Coronavirus outbreak

A children and young people’s mental health helpline has been launched in Wiltshire, Bath and North East Somerset and Swindon. The helpline will operate 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Full info here. 

Carers encouraged to access latest advice and support

Carers of all ages are being reminded support and advice is still available if they need a helping hand during the current COVID-19 situation.

As they continue to provide care they may also have concerns about the impact of COVID-19 on themselves or the person they are looking after.
Local charity Carer Support Wiltshire and independent organisation Wiltshire Parent Carer Council have produced the latest information and advice and are posting regular updates on social media and their websites so people don’t feel isolated and can access the right information and support.

Shield Wiltshire – Covid Response

24 June 2020 – After 88 days of non stop production and distribution, Shield Wiltshire have delivered their final orders, reaching a total of 20,861 visors to the Wiltshire community. You can learn more about their activity during this period on the Shield Wiltshire Facebook Page

Telephone befrienders needed!

We are looking for friendly and confident volunteers based in Wiltshire to join our new Telephone Befriending Service to provide emotional support to local people living with sight loss during this critical period. Feeling isolated is a common challenge for people with sight loss, and recent restrictions on personal contact compound the situation even more for those living alone. A friendly voice on the phone on a regular basis can make a huge difference to someone’s emotional wellbeing and ability to access local support and services. Find out more here.

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