Taking care of your body and mind is really important during the coronavirus pandemic.
The NHS is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week to provide urgent medical treatment and support healthcare concerns. If you’re unsure where to go for medical support, visit the NHS 111 website.
Virtual community centre
If you use Facebook, keep an eye on our new ‘virtual community centre’ page.
We’ll be sharing positive ideas, support and inspiration, to encourage everybody in Cambridge to stay safe and healthy during the coronavirus pandemic.
Exercise and physical wellbeing
It’s important to try to stay fit and healthy at this time, so our sport and fitness activities at home page lists many websites that will give you ideas for exercising with limited space and equipment.
Mental health and wellbeing
We all react differently in situations like this – some of us will feel more frustrated, worried or lonely than others.
There are plenty of online networks and tools that can help you stay in touch with friends and family. Facebook, Skype, WhatsApp and Zoom are just a few that let you see and talk to multiple people at a time.
Lifeline Plus is a mental health and wellbeing helpline for people aged 18 and over living in Cambridgeshire and Peterborough. The line will support people in managing their wellbeing, and provide self-help advice or signpost to other organisations for particular concerns.
You can call the helpline for free on 0808 808 2121, Monday to Friday, from 9am to 2pm.
The following links will give you some more information and ideas for staying positive and looking after your mental health:
- 4 Mental Health: Building your wellbeing and helping you cope
- GOV.UK: Guidance for parents and carers on supporting children and young people’s mental health and wellbeing during the coronavirus outbreak
- GOV.UK: Guidance for the public on the mental health and wellbeing aspects of coronavirus
- Keep your Head - reliable information on mental health and wellbeing for children, young people and adults across Cambridgeshire and Peterborough
- Mental Health Foundation: How to look after your mental health during the coronavirus outbreak
- Mind: Coronavirus and your wellbeing
- NHS: Every Mind Matters
- Qwell – online counselling and wellbeing for adults
- Samaritans: Mental health during the coronavirus outbreak
If you or someone you know is experiencing a mental health crisis, contact the Cambridgeshire Emergency Mental Health team – phone 111, then select option 2.
Guidance for people living in HMOs
Guidance for people living in houses in multiple occupation (HMOs) has been produced in various languages.
- العيش في سكن مشترك في ظل 19-Covid – Arabic coronavirus guidance for HMO residents [PDF, 0.5MB]
- Covid-19-এর অধীে এজমালি কার জাের্াে বাস করা – Bengali coronavirus guidance for HMO residents [PDF, 0.5MB]
- Mieszkanie we współdzielonym mieszkaniu w czasie pandemii Covid-19 – Polish coronavirus guidance for HMO residents [PDF, 0.5MB]
- Viver em regime de alojamento partilhado no contexto da Covid-19 – Portuguese coronavirus guidance for HMO residents [PDF, 0.5MB]
- Traiul în locuința comună în baza restricțiilor Covid-19 – Romanian coronavirus guidance for HMO residents [PDF, 0.5MB]
- Asthma UK: Coronavirus
- Campaign to End Loneliness: What to do if you’re feeling lonely during self-isolation
- Cancer Research UK: Coronavirus
- Cancer Research UK video: Symptoms of cancer and advice during the Covid-19 pandemic
- Carers UK: Coronavirus guidance
- Chartered Society of Physiotherapy: Coronavirus
- Disability Cambridgeshire
- GOV.UK: How to wear and make a cloth face covering
- GOV.UK: Safer travel guidance
- Let’s Talk Loneliness
- Macmillan: Coronavirus guidance for people with cancer
- Marie Curie: Coronavirus if you’re affected by terminal illness
- The NHS app – access a range of NHS services on your smartphone or tablet
- NHS: Find a GP
- NHS: Find a pharmacy
- Scope: Coronavirus information and updates
- Sport England: Stay in, work out
- Quick guide to safe shopping (Chartered Institute of Environmental Health) [PDF, 0.7MB]