WHAT DOES THE CORONAVIRUS SITUATION MEAN FOR WEB SERVICES
On average WEB works with 130 individuals per week via group and 1-1 services. As many of our clients fall under the ‘vulnerable category’ and many have ‘additional health conditions’, we are making the difficult decision to cease all ‘face to face’ work, this means that all WEB’s weekly services and appointments will be cancelled until further notice; this includes:
- WEB’s Young Women’s Group
- WEB's Boys' Group
- Counselling service
- Listening service
- WEB's Pathways 2MPowerment Programme
- WEB's Introduction to Confidence Building
- Springboard Programme
- MEN TOO-Maintenance to Mind Weekly Sessions
- WEB Volunteer Training
We are taking all the necessary measures we can to prevent the spread of this virus; and we thank you for your assistance and cooperation and understanding with this.
The key new government measures are:
§ Everyone should avoid gatherings and crowded places, such as pubs, clubs and theatres
§ Everyone should work from home if they can
§ All "unnecessary" visits to friends and relatives in care homes should cease
§ People should only use the NHS "where we really need to" - and can reduce the burden on workers by getting advice on the NHS website where possible
§ By next weekend, those with the most serious health conditions must be "largely shielded from social contact for around 12 weeks"
§ The UK is now "three weeks" behind Italy - the worst-hit country in Europe
§ If one person in any household has a persistent cough or fever, everyone living there must stay at home for 14 days
§ Those people should, if possible, avoid leaving the house "even to buy food or essentials" - but they may leave the house "for exercise and, in that case, at a safe distance from others"
Chief medical adviser Prof Chris Whitty said the group of people who should take "particular care to minimise their social contact" were:
§ People over the age of 70
§ Other adults who would normally be advised to have the flu vaccine (such as those with chronic diseases)
§ Pregnant women
Thank you for your cooperation and patience during this time. For your ease we have put a link to government guidance: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/amp/uk-51917562
We are very aware that many people who use our services have anxiety, and a range of mental health conditions. All of this is taking a toll on people’s mental health, particularly those who are already living with conditions like anxiety and OCD. For your ease we have added a link on how to protect your mental health in light of current situation.
The stresses of everyday life, coping with family, work, money worries and relationship issues can lead to loneliness, depression, anxiety, low self-esteem and even fear. Our children are affected too and can sometimes feel lost, neglected or worried about the future. This is where we come in.
Take part in one of our self-development courses, join us for a fun day out, or enjoy one of our nurturing holistic therapies such as aromatherapy massage. Alternatively, you can simply use the centre to find a bit of space, some time out and a listening ear. Everyone goes through times in their life where they need some support and within WEB’s non judgemental and welcoming environment, you will find somewhere where you can build your confidence and plan for a better future.
For under 18s we run special young women’s groups & boy’s groups offering lots of activities from arts and crafts to games, self-defense and relaxation classes. It’s a great way to get involved, meet new friends and feel good about yourself.
You’ll find a relaxed and warm atmosphere at the centre, and everyone is welcome.
Find out more about our many services and activities by exploring our website and the links below or give us a call on 0151 653 3771.