The world as we know it has been turned upside down since the Coronavirus outbreak. Daily life for us all has changed and many of us are feeling its impact and if you are confused, stressed or anxious at some point, you’re not alone. It’s ok to not feel yourself right now.
Whether you have been directly affected by the virus, or are struggling to cope with the restrictions, it is important to look after both your physical and mental health. There are various sources of help and support available for anyone who needs it. Contact information for helplines and other resources are included below.
If people are self-isolating and need a helping hand, they can contact the Fife COVID Community Helpline for free on 0800 952 0330 or visit the Fife Council website to keep up to date on all services.
You can register with Fife Voluntary Action who will be able to provide assistance with grocery shopping, food, prescriptions, finances, personal care or anything else because of Coronavirus or call them on 0800 389 6046 (8am to 8pm, 7 days per week).
The Scottish Government’s ‘Clear Your Head’ campaign highlights practical things that you can do to look after your mental health and wellbeing whilst continuing to stay at home. You can find sources of help and advice on the campaign website: www.clearyourhead.scot
Fife Council have put together this Staying Safe and Keeping Well leaflet which has useful tips and crisis contacts to help during this Coronavirus lockdown period.
Moodcafé, developed by NHS Fife’s Psychology and Public Health Departments is another website with lots of information on self-help resources relating to management of stress, various anxiety difficulties and sleep problems which will be helpful at this difficult time.
Access the latest COVID-19 information and updates from The Scottish Government website.
Ready Scotland offers help and guidance to people in need of additional support during the Coronavirus outbreak.
Sam’s Café is one place you can reach out for a chat if you need any mental health support. Contact Sam's phone support on 07971 892886 or 07725 214012.
Please don't suffer in silence if you or someone you know needs help and support from domestic violence. You can contact the following numbers below:
Fife Gender Based Violence
Team – 01592 729133