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Transport to Exmouth vaccination centre
Transport options to the Exmouth vaccination centre for people who cannot drive there themselves or have no one to take them. Local taxi firms are offering a taxi to Exmouth, wait and return service (for example Hanson Cabs 07460 230 220 and Peak Taxis 01395 513 322) or Sidmouth Voluntary Services (see above) may be able to provide a volunteer driver and car. Alternatively the Patient Transport Advice Service (PTAS) on 0345 155 1009 may be able to help.
TALKWORKS is a free, confidential, NHS talking therapy service helping you to feel better by giving you the tools and techniques to improve your mental and physical wellbeing.
You can self-refer direct to TALKWORKS (if 18 or over) by calling 0300 555 3344 or through the website which has more information www.TALKWORKS.dpt.nhs.uk. Watch our film to see how TALKWORKS can help you. https://youtu.be/Ek5j1zdzqFw
or download a TALKWORKS leaflet HERE
Telephone Shopping and Home Delivery leaflet
The leaflet lists local shops and businesses who have told us they are willing to accept orders by telephone and to arrange delivery. It can be downloaded HERE. To request a printed copy to be posted to you please phone or email and tell us your name and address.
Millions of people across the UK experience Speech, Language and Communication Needs. A partnership of organisations and charities have developed the Communication Access Symbol, a new disability access symbol underpinned by a completely free training package and standards. Free training is available and accessible to businesses, organisations and individuals. The Communication Access Symbol and training will support inclusive communication for all. For more information click HERE
Looking after your mental health
Having good mental health helps us relax more, achieve more and enjoy our lives more. The NHS website Every Mind Matters has expert advice and practical tips to help you look after your mental health and wellbeing.
Children and young people with mental health issues are being supported by the Sidmouth school and college pastoral care teams. Parents, children and students who feel they need support or advice can contact either Tracey Tipton on 07540 668 525 (primary age) or Carole Clark 07495 540 415 (college age - see resources at www.sidmouthcollege.devon.sch.uk/coronavirus-covid-19.html)
Young Devon (www.youngdevon.org 08082 810155) has produced a good wellbeing toolkit with tips, tricks and techniques for maintaining positive mental health during lockdown and beyond. It has advice for parents if children feel anxious about coronavirus. A PDF copy can be downloaded HERE.
PSYCHOLOGICAL FIRST AID FOR COVID-19
Public Health England has produced a free short online course for psychological first aid (PFA) training to help people with different needs to cope with the emotional impact of COVID-19. It takes an hour a week for three weeks and is available at the FutureLearn website HERE.
FutureLearn also have a course on helping Young People manage low mood and depression in the context of Covid-19 that takes two hours a week over two weeks. It is HERE.