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Worried about the coronavirus?

Source www.southend.gov.uk

If you're worried about how you feel about the coronavirus, or are concerned for someone you know, help is available.

If you're a child or young person and you're worried about how you feel or about someone you know, help is available for you too, tailored to you.

Here are a number of organisations that are used to speaking to people with similar concerns. It's always good to talk, so if you think you might benefit from some friendly advice, then do have a look at their websites:

For everyone

Specifically for young people

Chathealth school nurses

  • relationships
  • drugs
  • bullying
  • alcohol
  • healthy eating
  • mental health and more

Even when school isn't open, you can contact local ChatHealth school nurses, by email, on Twitter (DM)) or by phone (01702 534843) or by text  message.

We do not usually inform your parents, teachers, or anyone else if you contact the school nurse. We  might inform someone if we were concerned about your safety, but we would normally speak to you first.

Messages are charged at your normal rate.

Specifically for older people

The Silver Line - helpline for older people

You are not alone.

Talk to someone you trust. Sharing a problem is often a good first step to feeling better.

Get coronavirus support as a clinically extremely vulnerable person

If you have a medical condition which makes you extremely vulnerable to coronavirus (COVID-19), register and tell us whether or not you need support.

You may have received a letter from the NHS telling you that you’re clinically extremely vulnerable, or been contacted by your GP or hospital clinician. If this has not happened, contact your GP or clinician after you register with this service.

It may take time for any support offered through this service to arrive. Wherever possible you should continue to rely on friends, family and wider support to help you meet your needs.

You can register yourself, or on behalf of someone else, visit https://www.gov.uk/coronavirus-extremely-vulnerable