"Get the facts" but "minimise news that causes you to feel anxious or distressed"
- World Health Organisation guidance.
There's a great deal of information going around at the moment, particularily on social media. It can be hard to tell what to listen to & what to ignore.
In order to avoid unhelpful rumours & misinformation that might increase anxiety we recommend only using official channels for updates & information on the current situation.
With that in mind here's a selection of verified links where you can find accurate, practical information & updates:
Mind - Our federation's guide to looking after your mental health & wellbeing during Covid 19.
- Mentally Healthy Schools - With Heads Together have developed these resources for supporting Children, Schools, Colleges & Families.
Public Health Network Cymru - A comprehensive page of links including a variety of offical sites covering advice for people of different ages & existing health conditions.
Public Health Wales - Official NHS resource providing guidance on self isolation, Social distancing & what to do if you or someone you live with becomes unwell. This information is updated daily.
Newport City Council - For updates on council services available in the area.
The Welsh Government - For the Welsh government's up to date advice & guidance.