You will no doubt have heard that the Prime Minister reinforced the single most important action we can now all take, in fighting coronavirus - to stay at home in order to protect the NHS and save lives. The campaign to raise awareness of this message has launched across TV, radio as well as digital and social channels.
We have created a suite of assets for you to use to help amplify the message across your communication channels. The campaign materials are available on the Campaign Resource Centre.
STAY HOME, SAVE LIVE
We would be grateful if you can support these simple, but vitally important messages, in your work and across your communications channels and social networks.We will be adding resources over the new few days so please keep checking for new creative materials.
To Note: These resources supersede the previous home isolation materials. Please take down the previous home isolation messaging and replace with these Stay Home, Save Lives materials.
Every Mind Matters has now released expert advice and top tips on how to look after your mental wellbeing if you need to stay at home during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. It also includes guidance if you’re feeling worried or anxious about the outbreak.
Please visit: www.nhs.uk/oneyou/every-mind-matters/
Learn about the government response to coronavirus on GOV.UK. For further health information and advice please visit nhs.uk/coronavirus.
Thank you for your ongoing support.
Due to recent Government advice around the Coronavirus and events, Creative Options will be suspending all activities until further notice to help reduce the spread of the disease as well as safeguard our more vulnerable members.
Over the next couple of weeks, we will be looking into other ways we can support you and give opportunities for social interaction such as start a Facebook group of our members where you can start a conversation and all join in. if you have any suggestions around social interactions please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org and I will pass this on to the rest of the team.
in the meantime, it is vital that you follow the following advice from the NHS to protect yourselves, loved ones and others.
Stay at home if you have either:
Do not go to a GP surgery, pharmacy or hospital.
Use the NHS 111 online coronavirus service if:
Only call 111 if you cannot get help online
to help reduce the spread please follow the advice below.
Finally, in regards to treatment and further advice see below:
Treatment for coronavirusThere is currently no specific treatment for coronavirus.
Antibiotics do not help, as they do not work against viruses.
Treatment aims to relieve the symptoms while your body fights the illness.
You'll need to stay in isolation, away from other people, until you have recovered.
Thank you for understanding during this difficult time
As you are probably aware we have had to suspend all of our face to face peer support groups and activities for the time being, to help keep the Solent Mind community safe during the current virus outbreak. This is a really challenging time for all of us, and our team are absolutely committed to still being able to support anyone that might be struggling. Whilst our face to face services are closed, we are offering a range of other support:
Online: Log on to elefriends.org.uk for our virtual peer support group, every day between 10am – 12noon.
Our peer staff will be live online to offer advice and support or just to have a chat with others. Use #SolentPeers to find us or just look out for our ‘SolentMind’ names. If you have trouble logging on or finding us, drop us a text or email and we will help.
Telephone and text support: – 023 8202 7810 SolentMind offices
If anyone is isolated or lonely please contact Solent mind or via the so-linked partnership, we will be offering emotional support and can help in some cases navigation to services that might help.
Text to 07451 276010 and we will call or text you back. (we can receive texts to this number remotely and will get back to you during office hours.)
Email us at email@example.com
You don’t have to have been to our groups or used our services to get support from us, we know this is difficult for everyone and want to be there for anyone that might need support. Please feel free to share this information with anyone that might find it helpful.
In response to Government guidelines regarding the current health concerns we are sorry that we at Creative Options have had to decide to suspend all activities for the present time.
Staff and volunteers will be in touch via. facebook, telephone and e-mail to keep in touch with you.
We are working on setting up a support system with staff and volunteers currently and we will let you know how to access this in due course.
We will keep you updated on the website and facebook page
Please note that Southern Health are opening the new Lighthouse Crisis Service and there is an open event from 2:30pm at Options in Shirley. Please contact Eventbrite for tickets or Southern Health for further information.
In the light of this, Staff and Members are going to this event so Music will not be on until the 16th March.
women's outing to Haskins and Hobbycraft - meet at Sainsburys in Shirley 1.30 p.m. (Those going from 'Hope' Workshop can be picked up)
Please note the next monthly carer's club is at 2.30 p.m. on Thursday 20th February at All Saints, Sedburgh Road, Millbrook. This is an initiative by Creative Options to support people who have a caring responsibility for someone with a lived experience, whether or not they have a lived experience of their own. All welcome Please promote amongst your networks. Contact Frances Heather at this e-mail on firstname.lastname@example.org or 07850189069 for further details
Here is the Creative Options new spring programme 2020. Please Download by clicking the button below.
As a result of this course being held for designated people, our normal drop-in will not be open on Wednesday 18th March 2020. Sorry for any inconvenience.
We would like to have tutors visit us to teach specific courses in wellbeing crafts and
tai chi at our midweek groups.
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About this cause
We are a vital peer-led grass-roots organisation making a major contribution to the community by supporting people with experience of mental health issues. We offer training, mentoring and support to help people on their recovery journey, by giving them opportunities to explore a range of activities, rediscover skills or develop new ones. Our work is based on members' passions, skills and interests. We run a weekly drop-in plus midweek groups specialising in music, photography, computers, arts, crafts, wellbeing, cookery and sports, as well as social and support groups. We run a 'Hope' workshop offering training in transferable work skills and a youth project for the 16-25 age group.
Creative Options Community Project website
How this cause brings people in the community together
Our project brings people together on a weekly basis at our main drop-in which is held every Wednesday. This is the hub of our community wheel where we have a weekly quiz, small groups and a variety of activities. Our weekly tutors offer activities to the group, and people can also play games or go for walks. The 'spokes' of the wheel offer specific skills or interests throughout the week.