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For the latest information and FAQs about coronavirus (COVID-19) in Suffolk visit www.suffolk.gov.uk/coronavirus

Looking after your mental and physical health while at home

 

If you have to stay at home due to coronavirus (COVID-19), you may be feeling bored, anxious or lonely.

It’s important to understand how you are feeling and to do some simple things which can help you feel better. 

The Five Ways to Wellbeing gives advice on what we can do every day to make ourselves feel good.

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The COVID-19 Emotional Wellbeing, mental health and learning disabilities information hub contains a wealth of resources for proefessionals, adults, young people, those with learning disabilities, people copig with bereavement and those supporting someone with dementia. Visit the hub!


 

Is it Normal For You? - Get to know the signs and symptoms of cancer

 

1 in 2 people will be affected by cancer in their lifetime.

But when cancer is diagnosed at an early stage, treatment is more likely to be successful. The most important thing you can do is get to know what is normal for your body and if you notice anything unusual, don't put off contacting your GP. 

Some of the most common signs and symptoms of cancer are:

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If you are experiencing any of these symptoms, or any symptoms which are not normal for you, do not delay in contacting your GP. Find out more.


 

Introducing MySpira - The Asthma Inhaler training app!

 

MySpira is the world's first augmented reality asthma training game, developed in collaboration with healthcare professionals.

Suitable for children aged 6 -13, the MySpira app aims to improve the training of correct inhaler technique, using a combination of augmented reality and game play. 

 

The app is available to download for free.

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or visit myspira.com to download the app


 

Suffolk How Are You LogoHow are you? Craving more energy, more sleep, less stress?

Visit www.suffolkhowareyou.co.uk and find tips, tools and advice about how you can move more, eat well and sleep better,so you feel happier and healthier every day.

 


 

 

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The Breastfeeding Suffolk app is built for mothers who are thinking about breastfeeding or have just given birth to their new-born baby. The app features helpful tools that allow mothers to read daily information cards related to their breastfeeding cycle, record child development milestones and track feed times.

The app also contains important contact details for local organisations and links to other helpful information such as children centres in their area through GPS, to ensure new mothers are up to date and informed throughout the full breastfeeding period.

Download the app: 

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Visit the Breastfeeding Suffolk app website to find out more.


 

The Moodwise website: support for young people

 

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The Moodwise website provides 16 to 25-year-olds with easy access to a raft of information to support their emotional wellbeing has launched.

Moodwise brings a range of useful resources, such as NHS Choices, the Emotional Wellbeing Gateway and Source website, into one place. The site will ask a set of simple questions before directing young people to the most relevant resources to help in five key areas: depression, anxiety, stress, anger and loneliness. All of the content on the website has been approved by the NHS and assured by a clinician.


 

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The AMPARO service, operated by Listening Ear, works in close partnership with the police, coroner service and other partners to offer support following notification of a suspected suicide, including 1-2-1 individual support, practical help and signposting to local services that can help.

AMPARO SUFFOLK can offer support following a suicide in a range of ways, including:

  • One to one individual support
  • Help with any media enquiries
  • Practical support when dealing with the Police or Coroner
  • Help overcoming feelings of isolation
  • Putting you in touch with local services that can help

AMPARO means 'shelter' or 'safe haven' in the Spanish language and offers a discreet and completely confidential service. AMPARO SUFFOLK can also support communities, schools and workplaces in the event of a suspected or actual suicide.

Call 0330 088 9255 or email amparo.service@listening-ear.co.uk