Covid-19 Information & Resources

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COVID Support/Information (General)

Exeter Lockdown Grocery Deliveries (some deliver to North Devon and Torridge): https://www.lockdownexeter.co.uk/groceries.html 
Domestic Violence: Need to contact the Police but can’t safely speak to them? Silent Solution is a way to alert the police you’re in an emergency situation, but can’t speak. How to Guide Here: https://www.policeconduct.gov.uk/sites/default/files/Documents/research-learning/Silent_solution_guide.pdf
How to make your own facemask: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-52609777
Women’s Aid –Covid-19 Safety and Support Resources available for victims of domestic abuse, family, friends, neighbours and the community. Available in English, BSL, Portuguese, French, Punjabi, Polish, Bengali, Urdu, Arabic, Gujarati, Chinese – Traditional, Chinese –  Simplified, Spanish, Turkish, Farsi, Kurdish (Sorani), Welsh. https://www.womensaid.org.uk/covid-19-coronavirus-safety-and-support-resources/

Organisations Offering Resources / Courses / Support during COVID:

BME Community: Hikmat Devon are offering a variety of online social sessions, family events, exercise sessions, sending out activity packs to families etc etc. Keep up to date here: https://www.facebook.com/HikmatDevonCIC/
Community Support Group Map: DCC: https://www.devon.gov.uk/communities/support-groups
Devon Libraries: expanded their range of eBooks, eAudiobooks, eMagazines and online resources to ensure that they are widely available during school and library closures: https://www.devonlibraries.org.uk/web/arena/catalogue
Learn Devon offering a number of free online courses
https://www.learndevon.co.uk/findenrolcourses/
Learning: Colab Online Courses: https://www.colabexeter.org.uk/courses
Time to Talk: A confidential listening support service and practical help for disabled people or Deaf people. https://www.livingoptions.org/support-help/time-talk Intercom Trust – support for LGBT+ Community, their families and friends Email: helpline@intercomtrust.org.uk Tel + Helpline 0800 6123010 www.intercomtrust.org.uk.
Pregnancy Support: Nest SW CIC: weekly pregnancy support group meets every Friday evening at 6.30pm on zoom. It’s free for all. https://www.facebook.com/events/140535787400059/

Families:

Corona-Virus Explained for Kids Free online book  (illustrated by Gruffalo illustrator): https://nosycrow.com/blog/released-today-free-information-book-explaining-coronavirus-children-illustrated-gruffalo-illustrator-axel-scheffler/
Devon Family Resource Toolkit This toolkit offers advice, activities and resources to help you support your family’s wellbeing throughout a period of self-isolation. https://familyresource.eci.org.uk/toolkit-for-families-in-isolation/
Action for Children – lots of fun and creative ideas: https://www.actionforchildren.org.uk/support-for-parents/things-to-do-with-your-child/
Booktrust – fun reading for kids:https://www.booktrust.org.uk/books-and-reading/have-some-fun/
RAMM@Home: a new weekly creative challenge. Each Friday we will be sending out a new challenge for the week: www.rammuseum.org.uk/getting-involved/rammhome/
PE Lessons with Jo Wicks: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCAxW1XT0iEJo0TYlRfn6rYQ
Health Visitor Support – Chat Health: you may have health and wellbeing concerns about your baby or child and be unsure how to get the help you need. Our local health visitors are still here to help via NHS ChatHealth; a confidential text messaging service.

Young People:

Space Youth Services: are Going Digital! Working to prevent young people becoming  socially isolated, through offering digital opportunities (online Youth Clubs / Gaming Groups etc): https://spacepsm.org/services/digital-youth-work/
YMCA – Children & Young People Well-being Service: offering support to young people with low mood, anxiety and behaviour issues ( although this later element is most aimed at parents of primary age children). Temporary virtual Zoom call being offered at present.
https://www.ymcaexeter.org.uk/cwpwellbeing/
The Wave Project Activities Book: https://www.waveproject.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/Activities-book-6.pdf Well-being Pack: https://www.waveproject.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/Wellbeing-pack.pdf

Mental Health:

Recovery Devon – access to info and videos and also the Recovery Devon Dairies: https://www.facebook.com/RecoveryDevon/
The Moorings (Crises Café) – still offering phone support to those in crises: Call  07850 927 064 Email  devonbarnstaple.mhm@nhs.net  https://www.mhm.org.uk/the-moorings-devon
MIND: Chatty 10: a chat line where you can chat for 10 minutes Mon-Fri 9-5pm Tel: 01752 512280. Advice about maintaining your well-being: https://www.mind.org.uk/information-support/coronavirus/coronavirus-and-your-wellbeing/
Bridge Collective: offering a calendar of online opportunities: http://www.bridgecollective.org.uk/whats-on/whats-on-current/
Mental Well-being while being at home: https://www.nhs.uk/oneyou/every-mind-matters/coronavirus-covid-19-staying-at-home-tips/ MHFA England –Tips and resources while working from home
https://mhfaengland.org/my-whole-self/#toolkit

Mindful / Fun / Interests / Staying Active:

Daily Calm: 10 minute mindfulness meditation: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZToicYcHIOU
Stay Active: Active Devon: An online timetable where partners, deliverers, leaders etc are offering ‘safe’ and free online activities we have inputted this on to an online timetable which you can see here: https://www.activedevon.org/free-online-activity-sessions/  
Move It or Lose It: live online session: Monday to Friday at 2.30pm: aimed at the over 60s to help maintain and improve muscle strength and balance: https://www.facebook.com/groups/2283788355273374/  (previous sessions can be viewed at other times by searching for Move it or Lose it! on YouTube).
Devon Libraries You can join the library online for free
https://www.devonlibraries.org.uk/web/arena/home access to E-Books, E-Magazines, Audiobooks and lots of other resources and entertainment. Including:
Medici TV – classical music performances, operas, ballets, documentaries in languages including Spanish, French and Russian
https://edu.medici.tv/en/  (sign in for free via Devon Libraries)
Lexico – Lexico is a free resource to help users with everyday language challenges. Lexico is powered by Oxford University Press free English and Spanish dictionaries and features multi-language dictionary, thesaurus, and translation content. https://www.lexico.com/

Cookery

Recycle Devon has published an online cookery book, “have your food and eat it” designed to help reduce food waste. The recipes are simple, budget-friendly and make use of ingredients we are likely to have at home, perfect for these Covid-19 times.
https://www.recycledevon.org/blog/have-your-food-and-eat-it
The Pioneers Project CIC has also turned to social media to help us eat well, sharing weekly; Cook Along sessions on their Facebook page. Recipes include tomato sauce and cinnamon donuts!
Food is Fun CIC has set up the Facebook page “Food buddies south west”. This page has quickly grown to nearly 700 members sharing tips and recipes and having positive discussions around food. With the help of its
beneficiaries they have also put together the “Cook it” cookery book providing simple and nutritious recipes that can be created on a budget. These books have been distributed to foodbanks locally to be given out with food parcels and the group have set up a Just Giving page to enable them to distribute the book further.
Keep Cooking & Carry On: Jamie Oliver’s Self-Isolating cooking shows with tips and hacks tailored to these unique times we are living in: https://www.channel4.com/programmes/jamie-keep-cooking-and-carry-on

Articles/Blogs

Sabah Choudrey soothing resources on a whole host of topics from this writer, speaker and activist who challenges racism in LGBTQ spaces.
http://sabahchoudrey.com/2020/04/17/a-soothing-covid-19-resource-list/
Sister-hood is an award-winning digital magazine spotlighting the diverse voices of women of Muslim heritage. Including perspective articles on the various aspects of Covid-19 on the lives of Muslim women.
https://sister-hood.com/deeyah-khan/welcome-to-sister-hood/

Last updated: 19 May 2020