Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Support

Due to National guidance around COVID-19 (Coronavirus) we’re operating a reduced service until further notice. We are now offering our support digitally through a range of options and extended opening hours for contacting us.

  • The Your Way Live chat
  • Skype – request through live chat
  • Telephone – 01872 222447
  • Text – request through live chat

For out of hours and crisis support Please call Childline on 0800 1111 or The Samaritans on 116 123

Useful resources

Sleep

5 top tips for sleeplessness and insomnia

Epic Friends

Helping you to help your friends who might be struggling to cope emotionally

Stress and the mind

A relaxation podcast from the Mental Health Foundation

ThinkNinja

A self-help knowledge and skills App for children and young people (10-18 years old)

Parents Support

A free and confidential live chat for parents

Transport

School and Post-16 Transport information for across Cornwall

Guidance for passengers

Walking, cycling, and travelling in vehicles or on public transport during the coronavirus outbreak

Driving tests

Find out how driving tests are affected by coronavirus

Theory tests

Find out how theory tests are affected by coronavirus

Brook

Looking after yourself and your sexual health when services are limited

Stay Informed

It’s important to stay informed, however there are lots of different sources providing varying information. This could be adding fuel to your anxiety/worries so we suggest going directly to reliable sources and ignore what’s on your feeds.

We're in Tier 1

Christmas

The government is changing some social contact restrictions for a short period of time over Christmas.

Between 23 and 27 December:

  • You can form an exclusive ‘Christmas bubble’ composed of people from no more than three households
  • You can only be in one Christmas bubble (Children under 18 whose parents do not live together may be part of both parents’ Christmas bubbles, if their parents choose to form separate bubbles. Nobody else should be in two bubbles)
  • You cannot change your Christmas bubble
  • You can travel between tiers and UK nations for the purposes of meeting your Christmas bubble
  • You can only meet your Christmas bubble in private homes or in your garden, places of worship, or public outdoor spaces
  • You can continue to meet people who are not in your Christmas bubble outside your home according to the rules in the tier where you are staying
  • You cannot meet someone in a private dwelling who is not part of your household or Christmas bubble

Face Masks Are Mandatory!

Should I stay at home?

Kooth

Sign up to Kooth for free, safe and anonymous online support.

Their counsellors are available to talk Weekdays from 12pm to 10pm and Weekends from 6pm to 10pm. If you need to talk outside of these hours you can leave a message and they’ll get back to you when their back online. Alternatively, if you’re in crisis you should get in touch with one of their suggested helplines.

Young People Cornwall's Youth Club

Young people Cornwall have a number of youth clubs which offer a range of activities (on and offline) such as sports, music and arts. To keep updated on their latest activities and other services follow them on social media.

Blog

CoronavirusYour Way
26th November 2020

An Introvert In Lockdown

I’m an introvert which, contrary to popular belief, doesn’t mean I hate people. Sure, sometimes I can feel that way but doesn’t everyone? When lockdown round one began in March…
CoronavirusHeadstartParenting
18th November 2020

Back to basics

Hi fellow parents! It’s been a tough year. I don’t know about you but when our young people went back to school in September, I felt like things were finally…
CoronavirusHeadstartParenting
10th November 2020

After school constraint release

Hi all, Terrie here. I’ll start with a little update for those of you that have been reading my Blogs. My daughter is doing well in school, surprisingly well considering…
CoronavirusHeadstartParenting
23rd September 2020

Why exercise is good for me?

Joe Wicks of PE With Joe just put out a video admitting that he is struggling with his mental health at the moment, and talking about how exercise is the…