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Sid Valley Help CIO AGM held on 29 September 

The Annual General Meeting of the Sid Valley Help CIO was held by zoom video conferencing on 29 September as part of a network meeting for linked organisations and stakeholders. Our Annual Report and Accounts for 2019/20 were approved and they are available on the Downloads page of this website. 

HEALTHY START

Get free food and vitamin vouchers from the Healthy Start Programme - download the flier HERE

TALKWORKS 

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 has been produced by Sid Valley Help for residents who cannot shop online.

It 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. 

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.

Sid Valley HELP is a Charitable Incorporated Organisation, registered in England no. 1181458.

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