We want to stay in touch with the local people and communities that we regularly link with.
We’ll be using our Feedback Bulletin to keep you updated on COVID-19 developments and, importantly, to share information with you, from confirmed reputable sources, to help you and your families stay well and in the best of health during this difficult time.
We welcome any feedback from readers and any suggestions for inclusion in future editions.
Local people are being asked not to turn up at their GP practice without an appointment, but to contact the practice by phone or online via an eConsult form which is on all the practice websites.
Anyone can spread Coronavirus.
Stay at home, Protect the NHS, Save Lives in Dorset.
Share your experiences of accessing health and care services during the COVID-19 outbreak.
Support for carers & carer survey
We’re in this together.
We know that in the current situation carers are under enormous pressure. We hope that the information resources below will help carers across the county access the help and information they need.
Dorset Council area
Carers support Dorset provides information, support and Coronavirus advice for carers. You can also contact Dorset council’s carer support team on tel 0800 368 8349 or email email@example.com
Bournemouth Christchurch and Poole (BCP) area
Carers UK provides national coronavirus updates.
If you have received an NHS letter or are caring for someone who has, you can register for further support or call 0800 028 8327, the government’s new dedicated helpline.
Please participate in their survey to learn about carers’ experiences during the coronavirus.
Carers hospital visiting
Please check individual hospital websites below. For more advice on visiting patients please contact:
Karen Uphill, Carer Support and Patient Information Advisor Tel: 01202 448714 mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Alison Male, Patient & Public Engagement Lead, tel: 0800 7838058 email: email@example.com
Patient engagement and voluntary services, tel 01202 704161 or contact Pals 01202 303626 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Caring for people living with dementia
The Alzeimer’s Society have published information on coronavirus for people affected by dementia.
To connect with other people affected by dementia, visit the Alzheimer’s Society online community Talking Point.
Dorset’s memory advice and support service can be contacted at tel 0300 123 1916 or email email@example.com
HM Government advice on looking after your own mental health, and those that you care for, including children, young people, and people who have physical disabilities, learning disabilities and autism.
Volunteering and accessing volunteer support
We’re in this together.
Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole (BCP)
Your mental health and wellbeing
The coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak is going to affect everyone’s daily lives, including our mental health and wellbeing. We hope that the information here will help.
- Livewell Dorset’s looking after our emotional health and wellbeing
- Dorset Mind – supporting local people with mental health challenges
- Action for Happiness – daily actions for April 2020 .
- Dorset Mental Health Forum recommends the Headspace Mindfulness App
- Connection – a 24/7 helpline open for Dorset residents of all ages tel 0300 123 5440 or access via NHS 111
- Kooth – confidential online counselling and advice for young people, aged 11-18 with online live chat
- Childline – counselling for young people with webchat or tel – 0800 1111
- Silverline – 24hr support and chat for over 55’s Tel 0800 4708090
- Samaritans – tel 116123 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Domestic Abuse – www.safelives.org.uk – local helpline tel 0800 032 5204. National 24hr helpline (run by Refuge) tel 0808 2000 247
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With kind regards from all at NHS Dorset Clinical Commissioning Group