Dealing with isolation during Covid-19 and beyond

16th May 2020

Sadly, we are seeing an increase in people struggling to cope with isolation  and many of us, at one time or another are going through or know of someone who is going through a tough time. So we’ve put together a list of useful resources for you:

StayAlive App- free app

Advice and tools to help you stay safe

Find help now- get help from emergency or support services

Worried about someone- Identify the signs of suicide and how to help

Myths about suicide- common misunderstandings about suicide

The COVID-19 Emotional Wellbeing information Hub offers resources, guidance, tips and support


St Elizabeth Hospice- Emotional wellbeing and bereavement services. Their emotional wellbeing enquiry line is available for anyone who is impacted by the current crisis or grief, regardless of whether they have accessed the hospice before or not. The support line provides access to a member of the team who can help find an appropriate service to meet the needs of the individual, from 9am–4pm, 7 days a week. The team are able to provide 1:1 counselling, family support and group support. They specialise in working with clients that are impacted by a life limiting illness and those affected by a bereavement 


Suffolk Family Carers- At My Bedside. If you are a family member, carer or other close support for someone in hospital at the moment, and you need some help to connect with them or support in your own right, please contact Suffolk Family Carers. They, and their partner volunteers, can discuss with you issues such as welfare, companionship, technology requirements, practical and emotional support and access to further resources. or by tel. 01473 835477.

 Wellbeing Suffolk, are hosting a number of the webinars. No need to register with Wellbeing Suffolk to access this service 

The Social Team are also hosting online socials to try to help with isolation