Covid-19 Information & Advice
Parenting during this current crisis can be a challenge. We have discovered some useful tips and website links where you can get advice and support to help cope in these unprecedented times.
Have a break from the news: The situation is changing all the time. If the information being given becomes overwhelming for you or a family member, remember to take a break. Read a book, take exercise or listen to music.
Diet and exercise: Make sure that you and the family are eating well and getting enough sleep. This can improve mood and help to manage stress.
Family and friends: Keep those lines of communication open, be it by phone, screen or 2 metre distanced chats! That way, you can see that they are well and they can see you are well too!
Family Fun: Make sure you find time in the day to get together and have some fun. Board games, dancing to music or just getting together to chat can make a positive difference.
Here are some local support services that are available for support:
CROYDON VOLUNTARY ACTION: 020 8253 1850 www.cvalive.org.uk: Providing trained volunteers to provide practical support for families
MIND IN CROYDON: 020 8662 9383 www.mindincroydon.org.uk: Supporting those with mental health concerns
CROYDON FOOD BANK TRUSSELL TRUST: 020 8686 5664 www.croydon.foodbank.org.uk
PURLEY FOOD HUB: 07546 635295 www.purleyfoodhub.net
NSPCC CROYDON: 020 8253 1850 www.nspcc.org.uk: includes support and information re supporting your children and you through the pandemic
FAMILY LIVES: 0808 800 2222 www.familylives.org.uk: Advice for parents on a range of topics, online support
CROYDON COUNCIL C-19 HELPLINE: 020 8604 7787 www.croydon.gov.uk/coronavirus
Don’t forget you can always call us at PHJS if you need any information.