Self care & community-spirit is more important than ever right now
We cannot underestimate the impact of social distancing and self isolation on people’s health and wellbeing from the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.
Milton Keynes NHS Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) have collated the following useful self care information to help us look after ourselves and each other as best as we can in these difficult times. Please feel free to share.
Kooth is a website that children and young people can use to get advice, support and guidance for any problem. They can connect to this anonymous and free service which is available every day via their laptop, tablet or smartphone at www.kooth.com
Sleepio is an online sleep improvement programme, proven to help you fall asleep faster, stay asleep through the night, and give you more energy during the day. You can learn more about who Sleepio is suitable for here.
Milton Keynes Council has produced a Good Neighbour Guide with the Community Foundation MK and Community Action MK. An emergency appeal has also been launched. More information can be found here.
Age UK Milton Keynes will continue to support older people locally but they are reviewing how they operate. Stay up to date here.
Carers MK have postponed all groups, workshops, activities etc. until they can re-start face to face services again. Carers can still contact them during the operational hours of 9-5 Monday – Friday, although they will offer some flexibility if a carer needs a call a bit later than this. 01908 231703
They are asking all carers registered with them to share their email address if they have one. This will help keep them informed of service changes via a Carers MK monthly e-bulletin.
Connect Health provides a first tier physiotherapy service in Milton Keynes.
Their website has section that patients can access to help them get information on how to manage many musculoskeletal conditions.
Contacting MK Hospital
Following the impressive response by local people and businesses in Milton Keynes with offers of help and donations, the hospital has asked that the following message is shared:
We are receiving an precedented amount of email to the patient experience and voluntary services team.
We are trying to route them to the best people as well as ensure we are responding as efficiently as possible.
Therefore we are asking that:
If the request related to feedback and patient experience – you email MKUH Patientexperience on Patientexperience@mkuh.nhs.uk
For voluntary services communications please email Voluntary.Services@mkuh.nhs.uk
For anyone wishing to make donations to the hospital Fundraising@mkuh.nhs.uk
We will do our best to get back to you ASAP.