COVID-19 Shielding Support 

Due to the current COVID-19 pandemic, there are some people who have been shielding for many months. We are aware that shielding practices and some packages of support available for those shielding will officially be coming to an end on 1st August 2020 and we appreciate that you may be feeling particularly stressed, worried or low in mood because of this. 

In Sutton Uplift we provide support for people struggling with worry and low mood which may have been caused or exacerbated by the current pandemic, lockdown and shielding, as well as difficulties that may arise as lockdown eases. We are also able to provide support for problems with worry and low mood related to living with any Long Term Physical Health Conditions during the COVID-19 pandemic, including the impact of shielding and social distancing. If you are struggling with worry or low mood as a result of the pandemic and the impact it is having on your life, please do get in touch with our service and your GP so that we are able to support you during this difficult transition. 

To refer yourself to Sutton Uplift, you can fill out our referral form below, via the link. Once we have received your referral, one of our administrators will contact you. Please also find a link below to other resources which you might find helpful in relation to COVID-19 shielding support

Click here for Referral Form

COVID-19 Shielding Resources

General Shielding Support

Royal Voluntary Service

https://volunteering.royalvoluntaryservice.org.uk/nhs-volunteer-responders-portal/isolating

Will continue to offer support after shielding has stopped on 1st August 2020. You can ask for support by visiting the website or calling 0808 196 3646 between 8am and 8pm. They can provide help with shopping, collecting medication or other essential supplies; regular phone calls; and transport to medical appointments.


General Wellbeing Resources and Support:

NHS

https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/stress-anxiety-depression/moodzone-mental-wellbeing-audio-guides/

Offer a series of wellbeing audio guides. 

Mind

https://www.mind.org.uk/information-support/coronavirus-and-your-wellbeing/#TakeCareOfYourMentalHealthAndWellbeing

Coronavirus and your wellbeing. 

Anxiety UK

https://www.anxietyuk.org.uk/blog/health-and-other-forms-of-anxiety-and-coronavirus

Advice and helpline. 

Mental Health Foundation

https://www.mentalhealth.org.uk/publications/looking-after-your-mental-health-during-coronavirus-outbreak

Looking after your mental health during the coronavirus outbreak. 

OCD Action

https://www.ocdaction.org.uk/support-groups/online2

Provide Skype and telephone support groups. 

RCOG

https://www.rcog.org.uk/en/guidelines-research-services/guidelines/coronavirus-pregnancy/covid-19-virus-infection-and-pregnancy

Advice for pregnant women. 

BEAT

https://www.beateatingdisorders.org.uk/

Support for people with eating problems including tailored advice to the current pandemic and more time at home. 

Psychology Tools

https://www.psychologytools.com/articles/free-guide-to-living-with-worry-and-anxiety-amidst-global-uncertainty/

Booklet on managing worry and anxiety during these globally uncertain times. They now have various translations of this booklet. 

Mental Health UK

https://mentalhealth-uk.org/help-and-information/covid-19-and-your-mental-health/

Useful information on managing mental health during Covid-19. 

 


Support for Older Adults

 

Independent Age

https://www.independentage.org/get-support/receive-regular-phone-calls

Provide a helpline and you can sign-up to receive regular phone calls. 

Silverline

https://www.thesilverline.org.uk/

Free confidential helpline providing information, friendship and advice to older people, open 24 hours a day, every day of the year. Call on: 080 0470 8090. 



Sutton Specific Support

Sutton Council

https://www.sutton.gov.uk/info/200588/health_and_wellbeing/2099/covid-19_how_to_ask_for_help

To ask for help and support or call 020 8770 5000 - option 6.

Volunteer Centre Sutton

https://vcsutton.org.uk/volunteer/this-page-will-be-regularly-up/

Information about support for those who have been shielding or call 0208 661 5900. 

Community Action Sutton

https://www.suttoncvs.org.uk/

Offering support after shielding has eased. 

For Older Adults

https://www.ageuk.org.uk/sutton/our-services/visiting-and-befriending/

Befriending on the telephone 

For Young Adults (25 and Under)

Email ‘Off the Record’ at Sutton@talkofftherecord.org and a counselor will call you to offer telephone support.

Carers Support

https://www.suttoncarerscentre.org/covid-19

For carers in the borough of Sutton. 

Domestic Abuse Support

https://www.sutton.gov.uk/info/200335/at_home/1090/domestic_abuse/8

Providing support information for victims of domestic abuse. 

Sutton Adult Safeguarding

https://www.sutton.gov.uk/info/200609/safe_from_abuse_-_adult_safeguarding/1617/help_for_adults_being_abused

Resources on adult safeguarding in the borough of Sutton. 

Sutton Child Safeguarding

https://www.sutton.gov.uk/info/200235/safeguarding_children

Resources on child safeguarding in the borough of Sutton. 

Facebook Pages

https://www.facebook.com/SuttonCouncil/

Sutton Council Facebook.

https://www.facebook.com/groups/suttoncoronavirus/

Run by Sutton Council, Volunteer Centre Sutton, Age UK Sutton & Community Action Sutton.

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A Partnership Between:

  • South West London and St George's Mental Health Trust
  • Recovery College
  • Sutton Age UK
  • Off the Record
  • Sutton Carers Centre