COVID-19 is a new illness that can affect your lungs and airways. It's caused by a virus called coronavirus.
If you are worried about a friend or loved one who has mental health or learning disability needs and is supported by our organisation, please contact the team or person involved in their care.
For practical help and advice about maintaining your wellbeing in relation to coronavirus, click here.
As a mental health and learning disability provider we are very aware of how important contact is for the wellbeing and recovery of many of the people we support. We are working to be able to have contact face to face where this is possible and where it is the choice of the people we support.
Our frontline teams are doing a great job in very challenging circumstances and are using all available means to stay in touch with people through channels other than face-to-face contact where face-to-face contact is not the best thing to do. We are trying to protect everyone’s safety and minimise the spread of infection – and we hope that people understand this.
We have produced some advice for carers during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic:
Do you need help or someone to talk to?
You can find advice about mental health within our dedicated pages here or if you need to speak to someone urgently you can click here or contact Samaritans who are available 24 hours a day 365 days a year by phone as well as by email, text and post.
If you are a member of NHS staff, social care worker or police staff please find out more about our priority wellbeing support service here.