National guidance and support during COVID-19 outbreak

The pandemic is impacting on our lives in a lot of different ways. We've brought together this list of links you may find useful to access national information, guidance and support.

All links lead to external websites. 

NHS and government information

Government guidance on COVID-19

COVID-19 health advice from the NHS

Domestic abuse and violence

National Domestic Abuse Helpline online contact form

Ways to contact Men's advice line

Childline for under 18s 

Mental wellbeing

Emotional wellbeing support from the Samaritans

Information about mental wellbeing from Mind

Work and benefits

Claiming benefits during the COVID-19 outbreak - Department of Work and Pensions

Government guidance for the self-employed, employers and business owners 

Extra support for vulnerable people

Register as an extremely clinically vulnerable person to get extra support

Find your closest Trussell Trust foodbank 

Protect yourslef against scams - Friends Against Scams

'NHS Track and Trace' Scam - alert from Thames Valley Police

Advice about Free School Meals during the COVID-19 pandemic by Project 17