If you are experiencing any symptoms or feeling unwell, and are due to attend an appointment at one of our units, or if you are being visited at home by one of our staff members please telephone your team or key worker and you will be given advice as to what to do.
How you can stop the infection spreading: Remember Hands, Face, Space
Wash your hands more often, and for at least 20 seconds, with hot water and soap
If water is not available, use hand sanitiser to wash your hands
Try not to touch your eyes, nose or mouth if your hands are not clean
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 and wash your hands afterwards
Stay 2 metres (3 steps) away from other people, if you need to go outside
Wear a face covering when shopping and in indoor public spaces
To access advice on spotting the signs, hand-washing and essential advice in different languages, including Polish, Romanian, Urdu and Punjabi please use the Leeds City Council YouTube playlist.
It would be good if you can put a plan together and think about the following things:
Who you will call if you become ill
Who you will call if your carer becomes ill
Who can get your shopping/medication for you
Who can you ask to telephone you to check that you are OK
If you are struggling and need urgent help we are here:
A mental health crisis (sometimes also called a mental health emergency) is when a person’s mental or emotional state worsens quickly. It often means that you no longer feel able to cope or be in control of your situation.
A mental health crisis or emergency can be a frightening experience, you may feel scared, overwhelmed or alone but the important thing to remember is that you are not alone and there is support available to help you feel better.
Whether you experience a sudden deterioration of an existing mental health problem or are experiencing problems for the first time, the most important thing is to reach out for help.
We are here to provide help and support
If you’re already receiving care from Leeds and York Partnership NHS Foundation Trust, then you will have a contact for your Care Co-ordinator or another health professional in the team looking after you.These contact details might be written in your care plan.
If you cannot find this or you need urgent help accessing our services, then you can call our Single Point of Access on 0300 300 1485.
You can also download and print the Leeds Crisis Card which contains useful numbers and contacts for support services across Leeds.
If you have access to the internet the following sites also offer a range of resources and information to help you.
Mindwell Leeds – the Mindwell website has tips on staying calm and looking after your wellbeing if you’re staying at home.
Mindmate Leeds – MindMate is a Leeds-based website for young people, their families and the professionals who support them.
Mind – Mind offers help in planning your time indoors and shares tips for dealing with anxieties throughout the coming weeks.
Mentalhealth.org.uk have shared a quick guide to looking after your mental health during the Coronavirus outbreak.