​Coronavirus Hampshire Helpline​

Hampshire County Council has launched a new helpline - Hantshelp4vulnerable The helpline is available to provide information and advice, as well as practical support to frail or vulnerable Hampshire residents. The Coronavirus Hampshire Helpline – Hantshelp4vulnerable - can be contacted on 0333 370 4000. The helpline is available seven days a week, from 9am to 5pm, and is for vulnerable people who do not have support from families, friends or their local community, and who need urgent assistance with practical issues.

Covid-19 Resources - useful sources of information and resources

Tips for maintaining emotional well-being during the Coronavirus

Hampshire-based Responses

Autism Hampshire - Coronovirus - advice for autistic people

Autism Hampshire - How to help an autistic person during the coronavirus outbreak

Hampshire County Council - Coronavirus (COVID-19) – helping Hampshire residents most in need

Connect to Support Hampshire - Coronavirus Resource Page

NHS Hampshire Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service - Coronavirus; help support and advice

Solent Mind - Coronavirus - Mental Well-Being Toolkits

National Responses

GOV.UK - Guidance for the public on the mental health and wellbeing aspects of coronavirus (COVID-19

GOV.UK - Coronavirus (COVID-19): SEND risk assessment guidance

GOV.UK - GOV.UK WhatsApp information service For more information visit One You

SCIE - COVID-19 guide for carers and family supporting adults and children with learning disabilities or autistic adults and children

National Autistic Society - updates about coronavirus

National Autistic Society - Tips for autistic people and families

National Autistic Society - Resources for autistic people and families  

National Autistic Society - How we can all help

National Autistic Society - Coronavirus: Government clarifies guidance on exercise

National Autistic Society - Restrictions on going out and shielding (update on new government advice 13 May)

Autistica - Coronavirus Resource Library

Autistica - My Ways to Cope

Autistica - Coping with the uncertainty of Coronavirus

Autistica- Impacts of Coronavirus for autistic employees

Autistica - Tips for managing mental health during Coronavirus

Autistica - NICE clarifies how guideline on critical care applies to autistic people (25 March 2020)

Autistica - Tips for adults maintaining a routine during Coronavirus

Ambitious About Autism - Coronavirus Resource Library

Ambitious about Autism - Uncertainty, anxiety and the Coronavirus pandemic

AsIAm's Autism Friendly Support Tools

Autistic and Unapologetic - Autism & Covid-19: How to Support Autistic People During the Coronavirus Pandemic

MENCAP - Information and resources on the coronavirus

MIND - Coronavirus and your wellbeing

NSCPC Coronavirus (COVID-19) advice and support for parents and carers

Autism Links - Covid 19 Information

National Police Autism Association - Covid-19 Resources

Coronavirus: Guidance for Better Mental Health

Regional Responses

Autism East Midlands - School Closures: Some Top Tips to help the transition from School to Home

Autism East Midlands - Autism, Anxiety and Coronavirus

Chichester Festival Theatre - Mental health and wellbeing resources

SEN related Responses

ASI WISE All about EHCP’s and SEND Law during Covid-19

Contact - Information about Covid-19 coronavirus for families with disabled children

Focus on Young People

Young Minds - Looking after your mental health while self-isolating

Young Minds - What to do if you’re anxious about coronavirus

Focus on Children

Disabled Children's Partnership - What does the Coronavirus Bill mean for disabled children

Spectrum News - How to help autistic children cope with pandemic lockdowns

BBC Bitesize Parents' Toolkit: SEND

HomeStart - Support for families during COVID-19

Axel Scheffler Free information book explaining the coronavirus to children Axel Scheffler has illustrated a digital book for primary school age children, free for anyone to read on screen or print out, about the coronavirus and the measures taken to control it

Nurse Dotty Books - Dave the Dog is worried about coronavirus

Activities

Autistic and Unapologetic - 10 Indoor Activities for Autistic Children, Teenagers and Adults

Tools

Hospital Passport - In case you or your loved one needs to attend hospital, download the National Autistic Society's Hospital Passport. The passport is designed to help autistic people to communicate their needs to doctors, nurses and other healthcare professionals.

Hampshire and Isle of Wight Partnership of CCG's - Think Ninja App is free for 11-17 year olds and available to provide support for those struggling with mental health and emotional wellbeing in this time of uncertainty

Sudden changes in routine can be very stressful for autistic adults. Autism Northern Ireland have created a range of activities and resources

Here is a handwashing video made by people with learning disabilities and health professionals



It’s easy to feel a sense of panic in these uncertain times, so now more than ever it is important to spend time on things you enjoy. During these times of isolation and postponement becoming absorbed in your interests and hobbies can be a vital distraction to move any focus away from anxiety

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