COVID-19: support for carers

In addition to the resources outlined on the carers page, the following links offer advice and support to help carers during the COVID-19 pandemic.

UK Government guidance - for anyone providing unpaid care to friends or family.

Sparkle Appeal - information and support for parents and carers of children with disabilities and/or developmental difficulties. 

Young people

Changing Mindstelephone and email support for children, young people and families who have questions about mental health and how to deal with this uncertain situation.

Talking Zone - free counselling for children and young people from 3 to 19 years of age, who live in the Newport area.

Princes Trust - useful resources with an online chat option offering  advice, guidance and help in developing your confidence and abilities during this challenging time.

Student support - universities and colleges have support programmes in place to help students with caring responsibilities.

Wellbeing

Taking Care - a video library for carers with support on practical matters, understanding your emotions, and how to keep your own life in balance.

Dementia Talking Point - free online community where anyone affected by dementia can receive valuable support.

Care for a Cuppa online - Carers Wales hold regular online Care for a Cuppa sessions featuring different speakers on Tuesdays between 2.30pm and 4.30pm, a great opportunity to chat with other carers before and after each talk.

Me Time - sessions for you and your wellbeing run by Carers Wales. Currently taking place over Zoom on various dates and times, including evenings and weekends.

Road to Wellbeing - self-help advice, tools and information on how to look after your mental health and well-being.

Mind an online hub with advice on how to support your mental wellbeing during this period.

Headspace - currently offering free mindfulness meditations and exercise resources that you can listen to anytime.  

Disability Sport Walespre-recorded inclusive exercises that can be accessed at a time to suit you.

Newport Live - weekly exercise ideas to help you stay happy and healthy at home. 

Bereavement

Cruse Bereavement Care -  bereavement support and information for children, young people and adults. Limited telephone support is also currently available.

NHS Bereavement advice advice, guidance and practical support if someone you know has died.

Good Grief Trust - online practical information and support, stories from others who may have had a similar loss and signposting to a choice of support services.

Bereavement Advice Centre - free helpline and web-based information service providing practical information, advice and signposting on the issues and procedures that many face after the death of someone close.