It’s been a tricky time for all of us, but for many children who are having to deal with extended periods of isolation, without the structure of conventional schooling and time with others of their own age it’s been particularly tough.
Fife Council have produced a new guide that helps parents and carers support their children, helping them understand and deal with the anxiety they may feel.
Can I help Cath Carter Parish Nurse for the Elderly – you can phone me on my mobile (07792 941783) if I don’t answer leave a message and I will get back to you. I am happy to chat and signpost about anything, with a wide range of nursing and listening experience, or have some great volunteers who love talking too, if you are lonely and need a friend. Anyone that knows me will tell you I can talk to anyone, and just love hearing people’s stories so don’t be alone, and have ideas that may help you if you are struggling at this time. Yes we cannot get together just know but imagine the new friends we can make at this time and imagine what we each look like then have the ‘surprise’ when we put a face to the voice we have got to know!
This time is stressful and difficult for everyone, but if you are dealing with domestic abuse a confined situation can make things even worse . You are never alone, and there are always people who can help.
You may also find the Safe Lives guide to how to stay safe during COVID-19 useful, as it guides you through how to develop your own action plan for dealing with an abusive relationship in these difficult circumstances:
If you are in urgent or immediate danger always call 999 and ask for the Police. If you can’t talk then use the ‘Silent Solution’ to communicate. You can find details of that here.