Please look at the topics below for advice and information on how to stay healthy during COVID-19.
With all the changes to day-to-day life many of our older citizens may feel anxious & worried. It's natural to feel this way given the uncertainty.
Our services remain here for you and @AgeUK have published tips to help you look after your mental wellbeing.
- free, safe and anonymous online support for young people
- young people who want to talk to mental health professionals online, anonymously and free.
Your child may understandably be concerned or worried by what they see, read or hear in the news or online regarding coronavirus.
As a parent or carer, it’s good to talk to them about #MentalHealth. @YoungMinds has some great resources for parents and young people:
Please also see our coronavirus information for Families for more information.
It is okay to feel anxious, stressed, worried, sad, bored, lonely or frustrated at this time.
The @OneYouPHE #EveryMindMatters website offers simple tips to help you take care of your mental health and wellbeing.
Mental Health Support Services
For mental health services please view our Mental Health Support page.
Second-hand smoke is dangerous, especially for children. At this time, making your home smoke free is the best way to protect you and your loved ones.
- Visit https://www.nhs.uk/smokefree?gclid=CP_I2MKU1-gCFYV0Gwody4UG2w or;
- Join the @QuitforCovid Twitter Quit Clinic 7.30 to 8.30pm every day
Smoking damages your lungs and weakens your immune system and can increase the risk of complications for respiratory infections.
Today is the day to #Quitforcovid
With alcohol sales rising in recent months and many people experiencing stress or anxiety from the changes to our day-to-day lives, it is important to drink responsibly.
Try @NottsRecovery’s quiz to find out if you could be drinking too much.
This is a really difficult time and it is normal to look for ways to feel better at a time like this.
Through @CGLJigsaw, young people in Nottingham City still have access to someone if they are concerned about their or someone else’s drug or alcohol use. Please also see the national coronavirus information website for under 21s.
If you are looking for inspiration on how to stay active while at home, @Active_Notts has pulled together some resources from groups across Nottingham.
The @UoNSport team have created the ‘Health and Wellbeing at home hub’ containing lots of free home exercise routines.
- Twitter: https://twitter.com/uonsport
- Website: https://www.nottingham.ac.uk/sport/health-and-wellbeing-home.aspx
Please click here for help and advice to keep you moving while our leisure centres are closed.
One You have produced some home work out videos, all you need is some space and you are good to go!
- If you're able to, it's important to keep moving while at home. AgeUK has a collection of beneficial activities for older people as staying active can improve both mental and physical health.
- Nottingham Active have produced an 'Active at Home' Booklet for older people and people with a long term condition, which provides ideas and guidance about how to stay active at home.
- If you are looking for inspiration as to how to keep your family moving right now, then @YouthSportTrust have pulled together a list of activities/resources.
- Along with @Complete_PE they have also created #StayHomeStayActive bingo cards.
If you are looking for reliable information on diet and nutrition in relation to coronavirus then have a look at this FAQ page by BDA_Dietitians.
Looking for healthy meal ideas and inspiration? Change4Life has a range of healthy recipes for families to try out.
There are many ways to eat healthy as a family while staying at home. Here are some hints and tips:
You can get Healthy Start vouchers if you’re at least 10 weeks pregnant or have a child under four years old. For more details see:
Looking after your sexual health is still very important during this time.
There are a number of free sexual health services in Nottingham City, please click on the links below to find out which ones are best to contact. For more information about these services please call 0115 9627627.
- Generic sexual health, STI and contraception services
- Sexual health services for young people
- Where to get free contraception
Other website links to look at:
If you require information or support regarding CYP sexual abuse please call 0800 183 0023 or Adults sexual abuse call 0800 085 9993. Here are also some websites which can help:
- Childline, 0800 1111, 9am – midnight
- Notts Sexual Violence Services, email@example.com, helpline 0115 941 0440
If you require information or support regarding abortion please call 0345 730 4030.
Looking after yourself is obviously the most important thing we can all do now. But there are lots of other things we can do to look after our own health and others wellbeing. Please visit https://www.nottinghamcity.gov.uk/leisure-and-culture/libraries/one-stop-online-library/mental-health-and-wellbeing
Families and young people
There are a whole load of creative and arts resources available for children and young people, please take a look at the following links:
- Challenge Nottingham activities for children
- Visit Nottinghamshire
- Find resources to help you stay happy and healthy at home
- Coronavirus information for families
It is important we all #stayhomestaysafe, but we know it can be especially difficult for parents to explain what's happening to their children. Check out this short video from @AlderHey.