Due to the current situation around Covid-19 (Coronavirus) we are following UK government guidance and Chilypep are suspending our delivery of training, face-to-face group work and one-to-one sessions until the end of April. We are setting up virtual ways working with our young people using online/remote engagement. This will include our social media groups, phone and texting, virtual groups using tools like Zoom.
Staff are working from home and will remain in contact with young people and be available for virtual meetings and conversations with our partners and colleagues.
We are looking at ways to support young people who are affected by the current situation, and those who might want to get involved in helping others in their communities, and more information will be available soon about what this might look like.
We understand that this situation might affect people’s mental health and wellbeing and are doing everything we can to support our young people and staff through this.
Please contact our staff using their email or mobile numbers, or contact us through our firstname.lastname@example.org email address if you need to contact us.
Here is some useful information for young people about the coronavirus and how they can look after themselves during this time.
There is a guardian article that explains more around how the virus is causing additional issues for those living with, or in recovery from OCD: https://www.theguardian.com/society/2020/mar/13/why-regular-handwashing-can-be-bad-advice-for-patients
The advice and tips on handling these anxieties and pressures: https://themighty.com/2020/03/coronavirus-ocd-anxiety-advice/
An article here from Chief Exec of OCD-UK (with lived experience): https://www.ocduk.org/ocd-and-coronavirus/
https://www.doctorsoftheworld.org.uk/news/coronavirus-information/ – information about coronavirus in 20+ languages.
Self-isolation may be a particularly difficult time for those who are living in abusive households, and are afraid of being isolated with their partner or family member(s). Support for you is still available and you are not alone.
IDAS run domestic abuse helplines in Sheffield and Barnsley and can be called 8am-8pm Monday-Friday and 9am-5pm on Saturdays. IDAS are also running an online chat on their website (www.idas.org.uk) between 4pm and 6pm on weekdays.
Sheffield: 0808 808 224
Barnsley: 03000 110 110
National Domestic Violence Helpline (24/7): 0808 2000 247