Letter from John Burden - Coronavirus
Letter from John Burden - Coronavirus

Stay at Home, Protect the NHS, Save Lives

Stay at home, Protect the NHS, Save Lives

  • Only go outside for food, health reasons or work (but only if you cannot work from home)
  • If you go out, stay 2 metres (6ft) away from other people at all times
  • Wash your hands as soon as you get home
  • Do not meet others, even friends or family.
  • You can spread the virus even if you don’t have symptoms.

Public Health England are updating the coronavirus page on the GOV.UK website daily with the latest information.

GOV.UK have launched a Coronavirus WhatsApp Information Service. The new free to use service aims to provide official, trustworthy and timely information and advice about coronavirus (COVID-19), and will further reduce the burden on NHS services. For accurate and up to date information, simply add 07860 064422 in your phone contacts and then message the word ‘hi’ in a WhatsApp message to get started.

For the full official information from Gravesham Borough Council please click on the below link:

Information and Advice from Gravesham Borough Council about Coronavirus/Covid-19

To Volunteer please follow the below link

Volunteer via Gravesham Borough Council

There are things we can all do to help stop viruses like coronavirus spreading:

  • cover your mouth and nose with a tissue or your sleeve (not your hands) when you cough or sneeze
  • put used tissues in the bin immediately
  • wash your hands with soap and water often – use hand sanitiser gel if soap and water are not available
  • try to avoid close contact with people who are unwell
  • do not touch your eyes, nose or mouth if your hands are not clean.

If you are worried about your symptoms, use the online NHS 111 coronavirus service or call NHS 111. Do not go directly to your GP, pharmacy, hospital or other healthcare setting.

Mobile Apps
We’ve arranged a list of mobile apps that support and aid your mental health and wellbeing.

Useful links


Telephone befriending service for the elderly


Online cognitive behavioural therapy site


Children and adolescent mental health support resource


Meditation/ relaxation and sleep resources


Wellbeing advice


Bereavement counselling




Self help resources for mental health issues


Online resource for all mental health issues, including bereavement

Useful Contacts:

Advocacy – 0300 343 5714

Supporting people to make sure their views and rights are respected. Helping you speak up at meetings deal with difficult issues and help understand important decisions.

Alzheimer and Dementia Support Services – 01474 533990

Age UK North West Kent – 01474 564898

Services include day services, nail cutting, day break service, community services, bathing, home support.

Dementia Friendly Kent – 07825 712701

Advice and signpost individuals with dementia or those caring.

DGS Community Mental Health Service for older people – 01322 421289

Care for people over 65 with a functional mental health difficulty or with dementia including early onset for under 65 in the community. Support and advice to professionals, care homes and carers.

Rethink Sahayak – 01474 364837

Listening and information service for the Asian community for people affected by mental health issues.

Kent Friendz – 01732 838183

Providing help and support to those with learning/physical disabilities

Mencap – 0808 808 111

For people with learning disabilities and their families and carers.

Crisis Resolution Home Treatment Team – 01322 622 023

Safe and effective community based treatment for individuals 18 and above experiencing mental ill health crisis.

Kent and Medway Mental Health Services – 0300 222 0123

Provide mental health, learning disability and substance misuse service as well as other specialist services.

MIND – 01322 291380

Release the pressure – 0800 107 0160

SANE – 0300 304 7000 (nationwide)

Think Action – 0300 012 0012

Skills to nurture wellbeing

Befriending – Age UK – 01474 564 898

For people over 60

Contact the Elderly – 0208 150 3754

For full disclosure the above has been copied from the Gravesham Borough Council website www.gravesham.gov.uk – all copyright to them unless otherwise reserved and is reproduced here for reasons of information dispersal and public health.

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