Coronavirus: Staying safe in isolation

We send our warmest wishes to everyone in our community. Please look after yourselves. Here are some helpful links and contacts to help you if you are experiencing difficulty or a crisis.

If you or someone you know are in immediate danger:

Phone 999. If it is not safe to speak use the Silent Solution system and dial 55 when asked.

If you are experiencing, or at risk of domestic abuse:

  • National Domestic Abuse Helpline: experienced female advisers available 24 hours a day. Call 0808 2000 247
  • Women’s Aid Live Chat: Mon – Fri 10am-12pm chat.womensaid.org.uk/
  • You First Dorset: Advice, support and refuges for domestic abuse survivors 0800 0325204

If you have been affected by sexual violence:

If you need help with essentials during isolation:

  • Dorset Council’s community response line: 8am – 8pm 7 days a week 01305 221000
  • The Dorset Hub lists local services and community support groups

Looking after your wellbeing and mental health:

  • Mind: practical advice on looking after your mental health during isolation
  • The Help Hub: Free online or telephone listening service for vulnerable people
  • Connection: 24/7 telephone access to mental health advice & support for people all ages, anywhere in Dorset 0300 123 5440

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