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Support Services for Social Workers in Practice

Dear Colleagues

At Bournemouth University, students and staff have been made aware of a number of support services that will be useful for Social Workers in practice – either for themselves or for their Services Users.

The lockdown and general coverage of the Coronavirus may be having an impact on existing circumstances or conditions you’ve been living with, or triggering new symptoms. You might find your usual face-to-face services are disrupted. If you’ve been getting support, you could talk to your therapist or other medical professionals by phone or email. These organisations offer practical tips on how to manage your symptoms during this period of self-isolation, as well as support and guidance for managing your condition more generally:

Mental Health Foundation: Tips which are constantly being updated

OCD-UK: OCD and Coronavirus Top Tips 

Beat Eating Disorders: Eating Disorders and Coronavirus 

The Sanctuary: A chat room and safe space for people with an eating disorder to share concerns and advice on how they are coping with the pandemic. 

Papyrus: Prevention of young suicide: helpline and supporting resources

Bipolar UK: Bipolar disorder and Coronavirus

The Stay Alive App: An app for those at risk of suicide and those worried about someone

CALM: Helpline for everyone but especially men, and tips on coping with social isolation

Mind: Coronavirus and your wellbeing

Anxiety UK: self-help resources for anxiety related conditions

The Samaritans

Coronavirus Victim and witness services: Support for victims of domestic or sexual violence and abuse

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