Earlier this year, Keeping people safe launched the Are you OK? campaign to encourage people to check in with friends, family and neighbours to make sure they are OK during the pandemic.
Now with Christmas around the corner, they are reaching out to remind people of the hidden effects of coronavirus, how to spot signs for concern and where to find help.
Christmas can be a difficult time, even without the pandemic, and many people will find Christmas particularly challenging this year for lots of reasons. Some people might be spending it alone, whilst others might be facing more stress at home.
How you can help
Learn how to ask if someone is OK, how to spot the signs for concern and where to find help on the Are you OK? website: www.bristolsafeguarding.org/areyouok
Share the #AreyouOK campaign online. Find suggested social media posts and links to images in the toolkit attached.
If you are worried about someone, get help and support now: https://bit.ly/37SrOPN
Useful contacts For children and young people:
- at risk of exploitation, call BASE: 0117 934 9726
- who need advice, call Childline: 0800 11 11
- with online safety concerns, call Child Exploitation and Online Protection: 0370 496 7622
- who need emotional support, call Off the Record: 0808 808 9120
- that a professional has safeguarding concerns about, call First Response: 0117 903 6444.
- who need emotional support, call Mind: 0117 980 0370
- affected by crime or traumatic events, call Victim Support: 0300 303 1972
- domestic abuse services for women, call Next Link: 0117 9250 680
- domestic abuse services for men, call Mankind: 01823 334 244
If you, or someone you know, needs help getting food or medical supplies call the We Are Bristol helpline on 0800 694 0184.
Save the date – wellbeing for young people and our community workshop
An online mental health for young people workshop is taking place on Wednesday 17 February, 10am – 2.30pm
Join this free, half day event to find out more about how the coronavirus pandemic has impacted young people’s communities.
Find out more and register your free place on Eventbrite: https://bit.ly/2KlgCDe