Alcohol is a depressant: it alters the delicate balance of chemicals in your brain. Drinking alcohol might seem like a way of relaxing or taking your mind off the constant stream of news about COVID-19. But if you drink more than 14 units a week, it can negatively affect your health and make you more at risk from the effects of COVID-19.
CGL (Change Grow Live)
Cheshire East Drug and Alcohol Service is a free and confidential service for adults, people involved in the criminal justice system, families, carers and affected others in Cheshire East. They offer a range of opportunities including workshops, brief interventions, structured groups and one-to-one key working sessions.
Please see a range of information that is available on the Cheshire East Council website around Covid-19 and financial support.
Many parents and carers are worried at this time and it is normal to feel anxious or stressed sometimes. Do you feel that you need extra support around looking after your children during this pandemic? For example with breastfeeding, home schooling or helping them to understand the changes they are experiencing?
South Cheshire CLASP – Provide support to those in the local community who are affected by the difficulties associated with parenting alone, whatever their circumstances. We offer friendly support and encouragement to assist with the progression from crisis to wholeness and a positive future for the whole family.
Cheshire and Mersey Specialist Perinatal Service provides important mental health assessment and support for local women experiencing moderate to severe mental health issues during this time.
Motherwell CIO is a service provided for women by women, promoting positive health and wellbeing, by offering a range of educational services, holistic therapies and mental health support.
Cherubs is a group for parents, grandparents, carers and toddlers in Cheshire East.
Do you feel that your relationship has changed? Do you feel safe? Are you concerned about your/your partner’s mood or behaviour? Not all abusive behaviours are inherently ‘violent’. Domestic abuse can be physical, sexual, psychological, emotional or financial.
If yes the you may find the links below helpful.
Cheshire Without Abuse deliver a ‘whole family, whole journey’ service to local families affected by domestic abuse. We offer crisis accommodation, advice, information, support, recovery and therapeutic programmes for adults and children and a behaviour change programme for people who are abusive in their relationships.They run a 24-hour helpline for those affected by domestic abuse. Call the domestic abuse hub on 0300 123 5101 at any time (or dial 01270 250390 if you’re calling from another area). They are the numbers you need to call to arrange crisis accommodation too.
Rape and Sexual Abuse Support Centre work in partnership with local authorities and NHS England to provide services to people affected by rape and/or sexual assault.
A carer is anyone who cares, unpaid, for a friend or family member who due to illness, disability, a mental health problem or an addiction who cannot cope without their support.
Cheshire East Carers' Hub provides a single point of access for all Carers including both young and adult Carers. The Hub exists to ensure that Carers of all ages have access to information, advice and a wide range of support services. These support services are designed to help Carers continue in their caring role for as long as they choose and to reduce the impact the caring role can have on a Carers own health and wellbeing.
Social isolation can lead to loneliness and loneliness can lead to social isolation. Both may also occur at the same time. People can experience different levels of social isolation and loneliness over their lifetime, moving in and out of these states as their personal circumstances change.
Looking after your mental health and wellbeing.
Stress, anxiety and depression are powerful emotions .It’s normal to experience some stress and anxiety, and at some point in our lives many of us will become depressed. Each condition can have an impact on our ability to manage our feelings and emotions.
When dealing with bereavement, there are a range of services and organisations that can provide support and counselling if you have lost a loved one.