Online Activities & Resources
Need Support? Here is a list of Useful Organisations
Free Downloads from Public Health England
Coronavirus- Looking after your mental health
Looking after your feelings and your body
Guidance on supporting children and young peoples mental health and wellbeing
External creative resources explaining COVID-19 to children:
Gruffalo illustrator Axel Scheffler has illustrated a FREE digital book, aimed at primary school-age children to help children to understand more about the corona virus. Download the book here.
Hand washing and germs colouring sheets:
The team at GOSH Arts London have made these fabulous colouring sheets here demonstrating why it’s important to wash your hands.
MK Play Association
Address: 4 Burners Lane, Kiln Farm, MK11 3HB
MKPA are currently offering the below services to families, child settings & schools to provide crafting opportunities, they feel it is important in order to help mental health and wellbeing and boredom. Scrap Boxes, Craft Bags and Scrap Bags are all available please order via the website. There will be a non-contact collection in place.
MK Food Bank
Food Bank Helpline on 01908 565852
Please contact the Food Bank via the new helpline number for advice on voucher issuing and where to collect food parcels. The distribution centres have changed to cope with the current demand, MKC workers have been drafted in to help with the process including deliveries to those self-isolating or unable to reach a distribution point. This service is for everyone who needs food. Please pass this information on to anyone who is in need during this time. This parish council will continue to issue vouchers: call 01908 606613 or contact firstname.lastname@example.org
The Great Linford Community Fridge
Address: The Little 'Bookshop' Cafe, 2a St Leger Court, Great Linford, Milton Keynes, MK14 5HA
[Please note: The Wolverton Community Fridge is closed until further notice.]
National Domestic Violence Helpline 0808 2000 247 (freephone, open 24/7)
www.mind-blmk.org.uk/news/we-are-here-for-you/ Emotional Wellbeing Support line in MK 07842 405045 (Victoria Sharp)
Coronavirus and your wellbeing
Mental Health Foundation
Practical advice to help you look after your mental health and wellbeing during the Coronavirus outbreak.
Offer free emotional support 24 hours a day - in full confidence. Call 116 123.
Age UK MK Charity
Age UK are offering an emergency, one-off shopping and prescription collection service to residents of Milton Keynes aged over 70 who do not have existing support. This is separate to their normal Independent Living Service. All Age UK volunteers doing emergency shopping will have ID and be DBS checked. They will telephone first for a shopping list, then visit. To take advantage of the service please either contact Age UK on 01908 550700 Monday - Friday 9am to 4pm or email: email@example.com
If you have any doubts at all about someone saying they are from Age UK Milton Keynes, please don't hesitate to call the number above.
The Carers UK telephone helpline is 0808 808 7777
Monday to Friday, 9am – 5pm
The Mayor of Milton Keynes
Sam Crooks, the Mayor of MK provides a daily update on his Facebook page. These daily updates include MK Council announcements, Government notices, other MK-related organisations plus notices and advice from other sources
Money Saving Expert www.moneysavingexpert.com/news/2020/03/coronavirus-help-and-support
This article covers cancelled events, train refunds, supermarket restrictions, MOTs & links to Coronavirus financial help, employment help and travel rights.
HMRC 0800 015 9559
Universal Credit 0800 328 5644
School closures 0800 046 8687
NHS: Only call 111 if you cannot get help online at https://111.nhs.uk