Just a few more volunteers are needed to help staff the drive-through flu vaccination sites – can you help? Please share the message!
The coronavirus pandemic has had side effects in other areas of healthcare, with rising numbers of unplanned pregnancies, and fewer cancer diagnoses. Find out more here.
After the Government’s series of COVID announcements this week, here is a round-up of the changes as they apply to the voluntary sector, and those we support.
Cornwall’s Director of Public Health has published her annual report, focussing on Planetary Health.
Venues open to the public must display a QR code for the NHS COVID-19 app from 24 September. This could include you – make sure you’re compliant.
An urgent request for volunteers is going out, to help staff the drive-in flu vaccination sites. Please share widely, and sign up if you can, to help protect our most vulnerable people this winter.
Three drive-through flu vaccine sites are being piloted this year. Find out more, and help ensure those who are eligible for free flu vaccines are protected.
The Government has introduced new measures to prevent the spread of the coronavirus infection in England, from Monday. See what this means for the sector.
Nominate your favourite key worker (NHS and others) for a ‘thank you’ event, sailing in the Carrick Roads on the Sea Sanctuary’s yacht Winter. Who will you put forward?
How do you cope with a face mask when it triggers PTSD from a traumatic experience? See what the guidance says, get an exemption card, and find some coping strategies.
Managing your emotions is hard, but for a teen, during lockdown it can be almost impossible! Khulisa has produced a range of resources for young people, and parents, around coping during lockdown.
Please complete these surveys, if applicable, and share. NHS Kernow is finding out about people’s experiences of GP & pharmacy services during the pandemic, and National Voices wants to hear about long term health conditions & mental health.
Promoting ‘Dial 111 for urgent care that’s not life threatening’ messages – films now available in British Sign Language, and Easy Read for people with learning disabilities. Please share!
Funding with short deadlines for community led organisations, challenging discrimination, fighting poverty and promoting human rights, Heritage organisations, and Arts for mental health. Plus health charities and energy advice. Plus news around SME grants, and a funding call for start-up business training/support.
The 2020-2025 strategy for Mental Health has just been published by Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly Health and Care Partnership. Find out what they are aiming to achieve, and how they plan to do it.
Burnout in the voluntary sector is increasing, as people have been in ‘crisis mode’ for so long. Make sure you take time out for your own mental health and check on your colleagues. Click here for more resources.
NHS Kernow has launched a survey to explore young people’s experiences of health and care online during the pandemic. Please share with anyone who could participate – young people up to age 18, or to age 25 with special education needs, who has accessed these services.
Children and young people news round-up – free school meals scheme to be expanded, Obesity strategy announced, new special school for Cornwall, risk of a ‘lost generation of teens’ and Smart Savings project supporting families in Cornwall.
Funding for: reopening the arts, environment, medical welfare, recovery for those supporting people with complex social issues (especially BAME charities) and marginalised groups, veterans support, and sports development
Citizens Advice Cornwall are holding a Mental Health livestream even from 9am to 9pm Tomorrow (Tuesday). Share, tune in, and take part!