The COVID-19 pandemic has affected people in lots of ways, and many people are finding they need a bit of extra help and support.
- Benefits and sick pay
- Apply for a Test and Trace Support Payment
- Your employment rights if you’re self-isolating after returning to the UK
- Find out about the help you can get if you’re self-employed or work in the gig economy (Money Advice Service)
- Find out about getting statutory sick pay if you’re self-isolating (Acas)
CALM (the Campaign Against Living Miserably) support those who feel isolated, anxious, alone or suicidal. You can call the CALM helpline on 0800 58 58 58, available 5pm-midnight. They run a webchat service too from 5pm-midnight.
Mind has put together a range of information and advice on coping with the extra stress and anxiety brought on by the coronavirus outbreak and protecting your mental health and well-being. The helpline is available on: 0300 123 3393, weekdays: 9am-6pm.
The Samaritans have published a range of resources for those worried about their mental health during the coronavirus outbreak. If you need someone to talk to, you can call for free on 116 123 or email@example.com, available 24/7.
- Bereavement advice and support during coronavirus
- Grief after bereavement or loss
- If you're not sure how you feel, try the NHS mood self-assessment.
- National Bereavement Partnership
- Call Samaritans helpline: 116 123 (available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week)
- At A Loss
- The Good Grief Trust
- Cruse Bereavement Care
Alcoholics Anonymous (helpline is open 24/7 on 0800 9177 650 or email firstname.lastname@example.org)
If you’re in immediate danger call 999 and ask for the Police.
If you’re in danger and unable to talk on the phone, call 999, then press 55 when prompted.
Call Southall Black Sisters for help for black and minority women, including if you’ve got No Recourse to Public Funds on 0208 571 9595. You can get advice in different languages. You can also find out what support they offer.
Support and advice
Get safety advice for survivors from Women’s Aid. You can get advice in different languages including British Sign Language.
Find additional helplines if you’re a victim of domestic abuse or feel at risk of abuse, or if you are a victim or witness of a crime.
- Advice for parents when your child is unwell
- Making a childcare bubble with another household
- Support for parents and carers
- Guidance for parents and carers on supporting children and young people’s mental health and wellbeing during the pandemic
- Lockdown learning: help with home schooling
- What to do if your child isn't following the restrictions
- Advice for pregnant women and new families