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.
Changing Minds - telephone 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.
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 Wales - pre-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.
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.