Help in a crisis during Coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic

During this COVID-19 pandemic there may have to be changes in the way some of our services work. Please contact the service directly to check how services are being delivered and follow their advice.

The national suspension on visiting inpatient areas has been lifted. Please contact the ward you wish to visit in advance for guidance and instructions for a safe visit. 

If you need help in a mental health crisis during Coronavirus pandemic outside office hours please contact our crisis team: Help in a crisis

For other medical advice and support contact your your GP or visit NHS 111

Only visit your local Emergency Department for serious life-threatening conditions that need immediate medical attention including persistent severe chest pain, loss of consciousness, acute confused state, severe blood loss, serious burns, suspected stroke.

Top tips

A lady sitting at a table with a little boy and feeding himThere are lots of things you can do to help your child's speech and language develop. Below are 7 top tips.

  1. Talk with me all the day – at bath time, meal times and in play.
  2. Sing songs and rhymes with me.
  3. Our best place is face to face.
  4. Listen to me, give me time- I have lots of things to say.
  5. Keep dummies for sleep times only
  6. Switch off and talk with me.
  7. Share books with me

 

Talking Tuesdays

Would you like even more handy hints, useful resources and challenges to try out with your child? Make sure you're following us on social media, where we post regular updates including our Talking Tuesdays feature.

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