We are currently offering a combination of phone, video and in person appointments. If you are attending a session with us in person, the below guide is to inform you of the measures we are taking to keep you and the community safe. Please ensure you read the following before attending an in person appointment at iCope.
Looking after yourself and others
Whilst we follow procedures to minimise the risk of infection, there are risks associated with attending face-to-face appointments. If you have a long-term condition that increases your vulnerability, please let us know in advance.
What we ask of you:
Symptoms of Flu and COVID-19 Screening Questions
If you answer ‘yes’ to these, please do not attend your appointment and contact us to rearrange via another medium e.g. video.
We have created 2 online workshops that offer support around managing wellbeing during the pandemic. They are based on Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) techniques which we hope can be helpful.
Managing Worry During a Pandemic
Managing Wellbeing During a Pandemic
The local boroughs are coordinating practical support which can we be explored in the below links. They can help with things like doing food shopping, emergency food packages, collecting medication from the pharmacy or more general practical advice.
Please also see here for up to date government guidance on social distancing, shielding, safe travel and more.
Citizens Advice – General and legal advice around employment, debts, benefits and more.
ACAS – provide Law Advice For Business Owners and Employers.
Get Back on Track (Islington Only Service) – Able to help people back into work after a period of being of sick. Also able to advise on rights and legal advice.
Turn 2 Us – Up to date information on Benefits & Coronavirus.
UnionLine – Information for Employers on how to provide safe work environment. With a helpful list of frequently asked questions.
Handwashing & Social distancing
Video on Government Advice here
For more information on Social Distancing, and up to date guidance please visit the Government Website.
Video by Dr Russ Harris outlining some key and basic tips to managing your emotional wellbeing during this time.
Anxiety UK also have a free helpline (03444 775 774) and a text message service (07537 416905)
Talk for Health (Offer online peer support groups)
Apps & Podcasts
Calm – Sleep, Relaxation and Meditation App
Headspace – Meditation App
MindEd – advice and tips from our large panel of international experts. For all frontline staff created with NHS Health Education England in partnership with NHS England-Improvement, supported by Skills for Care.
Front Line 19 – Offering free confidential support for front line workers.
Trauma Group – Tips and advice around coping with stress for hospital workers.
NHS Employers – Collection of resources available for NHS workers.
NHS Webinars – Free 1 hour webinars for health care workers. Focusing on managing wellbeing during a pandemic.
Support for victims
Government advice about domestic abuse in the context of the Covid pandemic – Find out how to get help if you or someone you know is a victim of domestic abuse. Information can be found here on what domestic abuse is and signs to look out for.
24-hour National Domestic Abuse Helpline: 0808 2000 247
Refuge – supports women and children who experience all forms of violence and abuse, including domestic violence, sexual violence, female genital mutilation, forced marriage, so-called ‘honour’-based violence, and human trafficking and modern slavery. Refuge have written some safety tips for survivors here.
The ‘Bright Sky’ app by Hestia . This mobile app provides information about domestic abuse such as online safety, stalking, harassment and sexual consent.
Camden Safety Net provides services to survivors of domestic abuse/sexual violence who live in Camden.
Phone: 0207 974 2526
Solace Women Aid are a London-based Domestic Abuse charity. They offer safe refuge, advice and accommodation
Advice line: 0808 802 5565
Solace Rape Crisis helpline: 0808 801 0305
Galop provide Hate Crime, Domestic Abuse and Sexual Violence support services to people from the LGBTQ+ community who are experiencing domestic abuse.
Phone: 0800 999 5428
Support for perpetrators