Due to the current changes, it is understandable how families may find things difficult.
Epsom Family Centre will be updating their Website and Facebook Pages with information for families, everything from; active learning to keeping a healthy well-being at this time.
Surrey Family Information Service has a range of resources and helpful information to support families. Their website has a list of useful websites and support lines as well as information and advice covering all subject of family life.
Coronavirus Community Support- 0300 200 1008 (Monday- Friday 9am- 5pm)
Surrey County Council have set up a new community helpline to direct you to services that can help you during the Coronavirus pandemic.
Safe Haven- Open every day of the year, 6pm- 11pm. Based at 44 Waterloo Road, Epsom, Surrey, KT19 8EX.
Crisis Mental Health Helpline: Open all year, 24 hours a day- 0800 915 4644.
Samaritans- Open 24 hours a day- 116 23 or email: jo.samaritans.org
Mind- 0300 123 3393 or text: 86463 (open 9am- 6pm).
SHOUT- Text: 58258
Mary Frances Trust: Online support groups and activities.
Looking after yourself- Looking after our own mental well-being while being at home can be difficult. Although there are big changes happening to our lifestyles, remember they are only temporary ones!
Below is a useful guide to looking after our mental well-being whilst being at home.
- Reassure yourself you are in a safe place
- Bond with the people you are isolating with, try doing some activities together
- Create a personal space for yourself and ask others to respect this
- Catch up on reading and hobbies that you can
- Make time to spend in the garden each day
- And remember it is ok to say no and switch off if you want to
Under the government advice to stay at home additional anxiety may arise for those experiencing or are at risk of domestic abuse.Please note help and support is still available. There are many useful information sites, helplines and advice in reporting abuse, concerns of abuse and seeking help.
National Domestic Abuse Helpline- 0808 2000 247
North Surrey Domestic Abuse Service- 01932 260690
Men's Advice Line- 0808 801 0327
Galop (LGBT+ community)- 0808 999 5428
Hestia- Mobile app called Bright Sky
Your Sanctuary- 01483 776822
National Centre for Domestic Abuse- 0800 970 2070
Children and Young People
Children's Single Point of Access: If you are concerned about the safety of a child or young person.
0300 470 9100 email@example.com Out of hours: 01483 517898
If you are worried about a child or young person contact the NSPCC for information and advice: 0808 800 500 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
SEND Information- It can be difficult for children with additional needs to understand what Coronavirus is and how this could effect them and the world around them. It may be difficult for them to understand why their routine has changed and why they need to stay at home. Below are some useful websites with information and activities.
Please remember, support is still available!