Coronavirus Updates – North Kent Mind

Presently we offer a wide range of support digitally or via the telephone. North Kent Mind is planning to gradually phase in in-person working. Please keep an eye on our website for any updates as they occur.

Government Updates

Coronavirus (COVID-19): guidance and support – GOV.UK (www.gov.uk)

Local Information

  1. Dartford Council
  2. Gravesham Council
  3. Swanley Council
  4. Medway Council

Organisations for further help and support

  1. Age UK 0800 678 1602
  2. Asthma UK 0300 222 5800
  3. BHF 0300 330 3311
  4. Diabetes UK 0345 123 2399
  5. Scope 0808 800 3333
  6. The Silver Line 0800 470 8090

LiveWell Kent Services Update

Organisation Services Contact
North Kent Mind
Wellbeing & Employment Services
All group activities are working remotely. Still taking new referrals   For Employment or Wellbeing Services, please email
admin@northkentmind.co.uk
 
 For Therapy related queries, please email admin@northkentmind.co.uk
North Kent Mind Springboard Service Preparing for Work (PFW) courses are running digitally. Still taking new referrals.  Please email
admin@northkentmind.co.uk
North Kent Mind Housing
Service
Housing Tenants remain in contact with key workers. Please email admin@northkentmind.co.uk
We will ensure your key worker contacts you
Rethink Sahayak Asian Helpline Open for telephone support Tel: 0808 800 2073
Rethink Sahayak one to one and Peer support Face-to-face meetings are cancelled. Working remotely contacting current clients and still taking new referrals Tel: 01474 364837
Megan CIC
MEGAN CIC Peer Support Groups and ace-to-face support offered digitally.
Tel: 01634 402077
Invicta Healthcare Business as usualTel: 0800 242 5199
Tel: 01227 470057
Porchlight Community Services Digital support available. Still taking new referrals. Tel: 0800 567 7699

NHS Advice

NHS latest guidance.

Coronavirus (COVID-19) – NHS (www.nhs.uk)

Help to Care

Do you provide care for somebody living in Kent and Medway?

Help to Care is a free mobile app designed to help you to spot the signs of a problem and find the right information and advice if you’re worried about someone’s health and wellbeing.

Download today on your app store to access:

  • Over 40 advice and guidance articles
  • Links to services to support you and the people you care for
  • Training videos on different conditions

Visit www.designandlearningcentre.com/overview-of-our-work/helptocare/ to find out more or download for free on your app store.

Guide to shopping during the lockdown.

Information and downloadable guide

Obtaining Medication During the Lockdown.

Information and downloadable guide

Scams

Unfortunately, in these times some individuals will always try to profit via scams.

The Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) has listed fraud and scams that have been active during Covid-19 pandemic, please visit:
https://www.cps.gov.uk/cps/news/beware-fraud-and-scams-during-covid-19-pandemic

Swanley Council has a how to stay safe page, please visit:
https://www.swanleytowncouncil.gov.uk/coronavirus-covid-19-scammers-active-in-kent/

Stress/Anxiety Techniques

We’ve put together some useful resources to help with stress and anxiety:

  1. Practical activities (via national Mind)
  2. Keep Active (via NHS Gym Free Workouts)
  3. Mindfulness Music Tracks (via North Kent Mind)
  4. Mindshift during COVID-19 (via North Kent Mind)
  5. How to manage your anxiety (via Anxiety UK)
  6. OCD and Coronavirus Survival Tips (via OCD UK)

COVID-19 Support for young people

  1. Please download a support package for young people COVID-19, dealing with anxiety.
  2. Mind guide to Coronavirus and your wellbeing – for young people.
  3. YoungMinds tips for coping with OCD during the coronavirus pandemic .

Occupying yourself

North Kent Mind has put together some useful links to occupy yourself during periods of self-isolation. These include learning new skills, exercise techniques, puzzles etc… Please visit our Activities for Self-Isolation page for more information.

Ria’s guides to Wellbeing during the lockdown.

A collection of inspirational videos from a North Kent Mind service-user, who shares her tips for self-isolation. Thank you so much for allowing us to share.

Keep Safe