Following the current restrictions due to COVID-19 One You Plymouth will be offering telephone support only until further notice.
One of the things that increases the risk of becoming seriously ill with coronavirus is smoking. Deborah Arnott, chief executive of public health charity Action for Smoking and Health (ASH), advises those who smoke should quit or switch to alternative products to lower their risk.
If you would like to arrange to speak to one of our advisors you can phone the team on 01752 437177 or follow the link below to email us.
We have suspended all of the walks in our programme until further notice. However, it is even more important even during these stressful times that we look after ourselves and keep active.
The latest Government advice is that you are allowed to leave your house for one form of exercise a day – for example a run, walk, or cycle – alone or with members of your household, with certain restrictions which should be followed. If you are not able to be active in your home it is important to still maintain a regular daily exercise routine which is vitally important not just for physical health but mental health too whilst social distancing.
Top Tips for Social Isolation
The COVID-19 outbreak may cause all sorts of feelings such as anxiety, stress, worry, sadness, helplessness. It’s important to remember it is OK to feel this way and that everyone reacts differently to different events.
We have a number of helpful tools to help manage your stress and anxiety to help you to look after yourself.
The Mood Self Assessment Tool helps you better understand how you’ve been feeling over the last fortnight, and points you in the right direction for helpful advice and information on anxiety and depression.
The Your Mind Plan Tool help you discover simple steps to look after your mental health . You will be given personalised information and tips on how to look after and improve your mental health.
Every Mind Matters have also created a guide to help reduce stress whilst self-isolating or social distancing
Caring for Plymouth Support Hub
Plymouth City Council have launched the Caring for Plymouth Support Hub so that we can shield Plymouth’s most vulnerable residents from the coronavirus. It will ensure that the medically vulnerable and people without support networks are provided with emotional support, shopping, medicine collection and support with paying bills and accessing money.
If you are vulnerable and need support, please call 01752 668000