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Community Hub (COVID-19) get in touch if you are vulnerable and in need of urgent support or know someone who is, or volunteer to help others.

 

Healthwatch West Sussex - information and advice, including FAQs on Covid-19

 

Sussex Mental Health Line - offers information and support to anyone experiencing mental health problems, including stress, anxiety and depression. A 24/7 phone line is available
 

YMCA DownsLink Group e-wellbeing - a digital service for young people to help them access the right support and information for their emotional health and wellbeing

 

Youth Emotional Support (YES) Service  free service for young people aged 11-18 looking for support with their well-being. They offer one-to-one support or group working and information about online or face to face counselling and other agencies provide suppport and advice.

 

West Sussex Local Offer help to find  information about local services, support and events for children and young people aged 0 - 25 years who have special educational needs or disabilities (SEND).

 

Reaching Families useful information and resources for familes of children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND)
 

West Sussex Wellbeing keep up to date with key information about Coronavirus

Reading for Wellbeing Reading for Wellbeing

We all know how good reading is for our wellbeing and you can carry on even though our buildings are closed! Download a eBook, eAudiobook, eNewspaper, eMagazine or eComic  - there is so much choice!

 

Have a look at our Love Reading page for lots of other ideas too!

 

Books Beyond Words Books Beyond Words

 

Beyond Words is a charity that produces books and resources for people with a learning disability or communication difficulty who find pictures easier to understand than words. Have a look at their Coping with Coronavirus webpage for their free resources to support people through the Coronavirus pandemic.

Easy News Easy News

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Easy News is the first news magazine designed to be accessible for people with learning disabilities, aimed to encourage discussion around news stories and keep readers informed about the world around them.

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Wellbeing Resources Wellbeing Resources

There are many sources of help and advice to support your wellbeing and prevent feelings of anxiety and worry.

Have a look here for helpful websites and resources for both adults and children.

Books about kindness Books about kindness

 

 

 

The theme for this year's Mental Health Awareness Week was "kindness". Have a look at the Mental Health Foundation's website to see why "kindness" was chosen and find out ways to support your and other's mental health.

 

Take a look at our Love Reading page to see a list of eBooks with kindness as one of their themes and also a list of books chosen by library staff and customers for the Books about Kindness hour we ran on our Facebook page during Mental Health Awareness Week.

 

 

Mental Health Awareness Week Mental Health Awareness Week

As part of Mental Health Awareness Week in May, we caught up with James Withey, author of the bestselling book, The Recovery Letters, to ask him all about his new book How To Tell Depression To Piss Off, 40 Ways To Get Your Life Back

 

 

Read the Q&A here.

 

Essential Delivery Service Essential Delivery Service

We are now also offering a Select and Collect service where you can reserve items online or ask staff to choose some for you. If you are unable to collect because you are vulnerable or shielding, we can offer an Essential Delivery Service and would be able to deliver items to you at a pre-arranged time. Please indicate on the Staff Select form or during the phone call to the library that you would like to arrange a delivery.

 

For further information about the Essential Delivery Service, please email jackie.manners@westsussex.gov.uk

Domestic Abuse Domestic Abuse

See West Sussex County Council's  information on local support and services for people who are experiencing domestic abuse.

 

You are not alone domestic abuse logo

 

West Sussex County Council's WORTH Domestic Abuse Service is now available:

Monday to Friday 9.00am - 5.00pm 03302228181

Weekends and Bank Holidays 9.00am - 5.00pm 07834968539

 

Human Story theatre logo

 

Human Story Theatre's  Happy Even After podcast showcases their play of the same name which explores domestic abuse from wedding vows, through various anniversaries and into this lockdown.

Reading Well Reading Well

Front cover of Reading Well for mental health booklist

 

 

Many of the titles on The Reading Agency's Reading Well schemes are available as eBooks and can be downloaded from our eLibrary whilst library buildings are closed! The books below can all be downloaded by library members. If you are not a member join here!

 

 

1849011567
Author: Fennell, Melanie J. V
Year: 2009.
Format: eBook
Class no: 616.891425, 22
Publisher: Robinson
ISBN: 9781849011563
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184709192X
Author: Elliot-Wright, Susan.
Year: 2010.
Format: eBook
Class no: 362.19683, 22
Publisher: Sheldon
ISBN: 9781847091925
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0571321542
Author: Casale, Alexia, author.
Year: 2015.
Format: eBook
Publisher: Faber & Faber
ISBN: 9780571321544
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1406355178
Author: Morgan, Nicola, author.
Year: 2014.
Format: eBook
Class no: 155.518, 23
Publisher: Walker Books
ISBN: 9781406355178
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1406351857
Author: Morgan, Nicola.
Year: 2007.
Format: eBook
Class no: 153, 22
Publisher: Walker
ISBN: 9781406351859
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1782115099
Author: Haig, Matt, 1975-, author.
Year: 2015.
Format: eBook
Class no: 158.092, 23
Publisher: Canongate
ISBN: 9781782115090
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1849011648
Author: Kennerley, Helen.
Year: 2009.
Format: eBook
Class no: 616.8522, 22
Publisher: Robinson
ISBN: 9781849011648
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1849014191
Author: Burgess, Mary.
Author: Chalder, Trudie.
Year: 2009.
Format: eBook
Class no: 616.0478, 22
Publisher: Robinson
ISBN: 9781849014199
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0745957218
Author: Atkins, Simon, author.
Year: 2013.
Format: eBook
Class no: 616.83, 23
Publisher: Lion
ISBN: 9780745957210
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1406363812
Author: Toten, Teresa, 1955-, author.
Year: 2015.
Format: eBook
Publisher: Walker Books
ISBN: 9781406363814
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More Reading Well eBooks More Reading Well eBooks

 

The titles below are also included in the Reading Well schemes and can be downloaded from our eBooks via the RBDigital app and website but not through our library catalogue.

 

Reading Well for mental health

 

Foreman, Elaine - Cognitive Behavioural Therapy

 

Gournay, Kevin - Sheldon short guide to phobias and panic

 

Rentzenbrink, Cathy - Manual for Heartbreak

 

Samuel, Julia - Gried works

 

Wax, Ruby - Mindfulness guide for the frazzled

 

Reading Well for dementia

 

Killick, John - Dementia positive

 

Reading Well for long-term conditions

 

Coates, Paula - Arthritis: exercise your way to health

 

Rubin, A.L. - Diabetes for dummies

 

Smith, Fran - Coping with the psychological effects of illness

 

Reading Well for children

 

Durant, Alan - Clownfish

 

Foster, Stewart - Check Mates

 

Howe, Cath - Ella on the outside

 

 

 

 

 

 

Customer Charter Customer Charter
As we move closer to reopening our libraries for limited browsing and computer use, we have drawn up a charter for both our staff and customers to follow.
National help National help

Have a look at these helpful websites and apps for adults, young people, children and for people who may need help with accessibility.

 

For adults

 

Agespace logo

 

Age Space - Help to support elderly parents and relatives self-isolating due to Covid-19

 

 

Headspace logo

Headspace - reliable and relevant videos on meditation and mindfulness.

 

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March Network logo

 

March Network - some home-based creative ways to support mental health.

 

 

 

Mental Health Foundation logo

 

Mental Health Foundation - looking after your mental health during the Coronavirus outbreak.

 

 

Mind logoMind  - information to help if you are feeling anxious or worried about Coronavirus.

 

 

Every Mind Matters logo

NHS  Every Mind Matters - 10  tips to help improve your mental health and wellbeingif you are worried about Coronavirus.

NHS Every Mind Matters - mental wellbeing whilst staying at home.

NHS Mental health services - information about mental health services available through the NHS.

 

 

Rethink Mental Illness

 

Rethink - advice and support for people living with or supporting people with mental illness.

 

 

 

 

For children and young people

 

 

Cbeebies Go Explore logo

BBC CBeebies Go Explore  - now includes Your Mindful Garden, a selection of mindful activities voiced by Stephen Fry, to help children de-stress and unwind.

 

 

 

Kooth logo

Kooth - free, safe and anonymous online support for young people.

 

 

The Mix logo

 

The Mix  - support for under 25s on a wide range of topics, including coping during Lockdown. Free, confidential helpline and counselling service. 

 

 

 

UK Youth logo

 

 

UK Youth - Coronavirus support for young people. A guide to help you keep calm, stay connected and be safe.

 

 

Young Minds logo

Young Minds - information to help young people if they may be feeling anxious.

 

 

 

Accessible help and support

 

 

HEE Accessible videos - accessible videos on handwashing and how to use NHS 111.

 

 

 

 

HEE British Sign Language - coronavirus information in British Sign Language

 

 

 

 

 

HEE Coronavirus Picture Library - a clear picture library for those who struggle with speech to communicate Coronavirus healthcare needs.

 

 

 

 

HEE Easy Read Formats - Coronavirus information and resources in an Easy Read format.

 

 

 

 

HEE Makaton format - information about coronavirus using Makaton.

 

 

Mencap logo

 

 

Mencap - Easy Read information and resources for people with a learning disability.

 

 

 

 

National Autistic Society logo

 

National Autistic Society - helpful resources for people with autism and their families during the Coronavirus outbreak.

 

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