Support and information during Covid-19

We’ve come across a very useful website called Community Response Kirklees which shares lots of useful information for individuals during the Covid-19 pandemic (and beyond).

The website is being updated all the time and has lots of information from mental health and wellbeing to sources of help if your circumstances change. It’s well worth having a read and you might find something of interest to help you or someone you know, or find an interesting new activity to try.

Here’s some information recently uploaded to the Community Response blog that we thought might be useful;

Mental Health Awareness – training from S2R

S2R are offering a basic Mental Health Awareness training session free of charge via Zoom on Friday 27th November 2020 from 9am to 11am. Find out more here:

Mental Health Awareness – training from S2R

24 hour mental health helpline and free training

A new 24 hour mental health helpline has been launched, offering confidential help and advice to anyone who is registered with a GP in Kirklees. There is also some free training available to support you with talking about mental health, delivered by the Zero Suicide Alliance and Future Learn. Find out more:

24 hour mental health helpline and free training

Wellbeing web page

We’ve created a new web page on our blog, so that it’s easier for you to find the latest information about wellbeing support. We’ll keep updating this page as we get new information:

Looking after each other’s wellbeing during Covid-19

Support for individuals facing financial hardship

There are many support services and organisations across Kirklees who can respond to this need, such as the Local Welfare Provision team, local hardship funds or Third Sector Leaders Kirklees. Find out more about the best ways of accessing this support here:

Support for individuals facing financial hardship

Being a carer in lockdown – what you can and can’t do

This guide is a reminder of some of the important things that carers are still allowed to do during the national lockdown:

Being a carer in lockdown – what you can and can’t do

We hope you find this website useful, if you come across any useful information, please let us know so we can share it through our networks.