We are now in the delayed phase of our response to COVID-19. This entails significant changes to how we identify and manage potential cases of COVID-19. Advice for NHS organisations is now as follows:
1. The public are being advised to stay at home self-isolate for 10 days if develop symptoms OR 14 days if any household develops symptoms without any testing for COVID-19, regardless of travel history or contact with confirmed cases, if they have:
a. A new continuous cough
b. High temperature (of 37.8 degrees centigrade or higher)

c. Loss/change to sense of smell/taste


Mental Health Self Help

Mental Health

For a wide range of self help guide produced by Northumberland, Tyne and Wear NHS Foundation Trust please CLICK HERE and then select the leaflet you need

Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT)

Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT)  can help people who are experiencing a wide range of mental health difficulties. What people think can affect how they feel and how they behave. This is the basis of CBT.

During times of mental distress, people think differently about themselves and what happens to them. Thoughts can become extreme and unhelpful. This can worsen how a person feels. They may then behave in a way that prolongs their distress.

Many people find the following programmes helpful

Mood Gym- information, quizzes, games and skills training to help prevent depression

Living Life to the Full - free online life skills course for people feeling distressed and their carers. Helps you understand why to feel as you do and make changes in your thinking, activities, sleep and relationships


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