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.

Emotional Wellbeing and Mental Health (EWMH) Support during Covid19 for Children, Young People and Families

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

https://new.croydon.gov.uk/coronavirus-information-and-service-updates/support-hardship-or-difficulties 

Don’t forget you can always call us at PHJS if you need any information.

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