Coronavirus (COVID-19)

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Coronavirus (COVID-19) can be very serious if passed to vulnerable people. We should minimise the risks by hand-washing regularly, avoid touching your face and coughing or sneezing into your elbow/a tissue then disposing of it. We should also be careful to stay at least 2 metres away from people when in public places, this is social distancing. 

If you have symptoms such as a new and persistent cough or a high temperature then please visit 111-online or call NHS 111. If told to self-isolate you should do so immediately for 10 days, and others in your household for 14 days. 

Funding Opportunities

Volunteering Resources

Food Bank/Outreach Services

  • Wellsprings Together have produced an information pack for food bank and outreach services currently available

  • Age UK are looking to help older people who are self-isolating with shopping, befriending and posting mail

Well-Being Services

​If you or someone you know are in immediate danger, call 999, otherwise we have resources below to help.

  • Mystic Mag have an International Domestic Violence Resource Guide to help find resources no matter where you are.

  • RIFT have put together a guide to Tax Debt and Mental Health

  • PHE Psychological First Aid digital training module for frontline essential workers and volunteers

  • DadPad helps dads gain the knowledge and practical skills required to help them give their baby the best possible start in life. See poster for more details

  • The Mental Health Foundation have resources on their website for you to use and share this Mental Health Awareness Week as well as a Kindness Matters guide.

  • Bereavement Support: Local counselling services have come together to provide specialist support for families in Bradford district and Craven during the pandemic. Professional counsellors from the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) will offer grief and loss counselling.

  • Relationship Matters have a new website which provides support and resources for people experiencing relationship difficulties. It is in partnership with local authorities in Yorkshire and the Humber.

  •  A list of support available for young people has been put together with contact details.

  • Men's Advice Line confidential helpline for male victims of domestic abuse.

  • Refuge freephone 24-hour Domestic Abuse Helpline for women and children or contact them online

  • *Urgent* First Response are here if you are in a mental health crisis and need urgent support , contact via 01274 22118

  • Women's Aid have a tool to help you find local services and refuges to help with Domestic Abuse

  • The Sanctuary at Mind in Bradford is currently running via telephone only. Referral via First response only.

  • Healthy Minds have published a 'coronavirus and your mental health' article with a link to associated services

  • Samaritans have issued advice to help if you're worried about your mental health during coronavirus. 

Further Information and Resources

  • Social Media Toolkit The spotlighted topics include domestic abuse, mental health, drug & alcohol use and voluntary and community support.

  • Yorkshire Sport Foundation have set up a helpline to support clubs and organisations in South Yorkshire and West Yorkshire impacted by the coronavirus lockdown. For those unable to call, use the online form.

  • BTM - Bradford Talking Media have released Easy Read/booklets/videos and audio links

  • Migration Yorkshire have just launched the new Migrant Information Hub which offers useful information and resources to help migrants, and those supporting them


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