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Covid-19 Antibody Testing
Please be aware that antibody tests will only be carried out if clinically appropriate. We are not routinely testing patients and we are awaiting further advice from the government.
You still need to follow the social distancing and hygiene measures set out by the government, even if you've previously had the virus.
Mental Health/ Well Being
URGENT MENTAL HEALTH HELP/ADVICE:
Find a local NHS Urgent Mental Health Helpline:
You can call for:
24-hour advice and support - for you, your child, your parent or someone you care for
help to speak to a mental health professional
an assessment to help decide on the best course of care
Free listening services:
These services offer confidential advice from trained volunteers. You can talk about anything that's troubling you, no matter how difficult:
Samaritans : Call 116 123 to talk or email: firstname.lastname@example.org for a reply within 24 hours
Shout Crisis Text Line : Text "SHOUT" to 85258 or text "YM" if you're under 19
Childline : If you're under 19, you can also call 0800 1111. The number will not appear on your phone bill
5 Steps to Mental Wellbeing:
Every Mind Matters, Looking after your Mental Health:
Bereavement Help and Advice
Bereavement Helpline: 0800 2600 400 Please note this is for immediate bereavement support and is available to anyone who may need it.
NHS advice on grief after bereavement or loss:
Cruse helpline: 0808 808 1677. Opening hours are Monday-Friday 9.30-5pm with extended hours on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday evenings open until 8pm
Advice on how to support children/young people with bereavement:
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Greater Manchester Bereavement Service:
If you’d like more information, further support, or to talk to someone about what is right for you, call LGBT Foundation’s helpline on 0345 3 30 30 30 or email
Your COVID Recovery
As you find yourself recovering from COVID-19 you may still be coming to terms with the impact the virus has had on both your body and mind.
These changes should get better over time, some may take longer than others, but there are things you can do to help.
Your COVID Recovery helps you to understand what has happened and what you might expect as part of your recovery.
For those who must use public transport, there are a few simple steps you can take to help keep everyone safe:
Wear a face covering.
Keep a two-metre distance where possible on the platform, stop, station and on-board.
Wash or sanitise your hands regularly and carry your own hand sanitiser.
Use contactless payment methods or smart ticketing where possible and use exact change if cash is needed.