Coronavirus Helpful Links and Information – 27 March 2020

Although the staff at Derby Women’s Centre are not able to go into the Centre to work we are still doing what we can from home.

With this in mind we are constantly adding information and guidance to our twitter and facebook pages.

We also wanted to share some of those important links here:

A link to the Mind website with lots of helpful tips  https://www.mind.org.uk/info…/coronavirus-and-your-wellbeing

Please stay safe at this time and do contact a telephone helpline if you need to speak with someone.

Samaritans – 116 123 free

Shout Crisis Text Line – text SHOUT to 85258

Rethink Mental Illness – 0300 5000 927 (local rate)

Mind – 0300 123 3393 or email info@mind.org.uk

Domestic Abuse Support

With #COVID19 restrictions, people are now isolating within their homes. This means that we may see a rise of domestic violence and child abuse cases. If you’re in an emergency situation, but can’t talk, here’s how to let us know you need help: https://bit.ly/2ULN3fQ

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While everyone is staying safe from Coronavirus, there are still ladies out there who are now locked in with their abuser. You can still find help for either yourself or a friend/family member. The NHS Website has some good links that you can use. If you need to hide your search history use an incognito window before opening the link, or edit your history and delete the webpage after viewing.  Don’t forget to empty your bin as well.

https://www.nhs.uk/…/he…/getting-help-for-domestic-violence/

You can contact Women’s Aid via the live chat here:
https://www.womensaid.org.uk/information-support/

The .gov website has even added a page with important links here:
https://www.gov.uk/…/coronavirus-covid-19-victim-and-witnes…

Even in this trying time there is still help for those who are able to ask for it.

During the pandemic Childline have changed some of the services they are offering. To find out more go to their website: https://www.childline.org.uk/get-support/contacting-childline/

Update from Childline
Because of the coronavirus, we’ve had to make some changes to how Childline works. For now, you can only speak to a Childline counsellor online or on the phone from 9am – midnight.
 
You can still use the message boards, call childline on 0800 1111.