CCG Lower Clinical Priority
Cambridge and Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust (CPFT)
Mental Health referral pathways and resources during COVID-19
Further information on Mental Health services and support is on the Keep Your Head website
Supporting People with learning disabilities & autism during COVID-19
- Accessible information that explains what happens when you are tested for the Coronavirus (James Paget University Hospitals).
- Lots of useful resources to help with wellbeing (self-help booklets), setting up face to face calls via Teams, Zoom and WhatsApp (video tutorials), and links to fun things to do (South London and Maudsley Hospital).
- Activity Ideas for people with learning disabilities who are inpatient units (Learning Disability Senate).
- A series of videos to help people with a learning disability to understand anxiety, and learn some techniques to manage these feelings: anxiety and the body, five things to do when feeling anxious, five seconds breathing exercise, balloon breathing exercise, breathing exercise using your imagination, explaining mindfulness and the five things exercise, my relaxing place exercise (Surrey and Borders Partnership NHS Trust).
- A “Grab and Go” guide (with supporting guidance) that gives the information that doctors and nurses will need if a person with a learning disability and/or autism goes to hospital with COVID-19 symptoms (NHS England).
- COVID-19 guidance for individuals in receipt of personal budgets and personal health budgets (Department of Health and Social Care).
- Top ten tips for staff supporting patients with learning disabilities or autism during COVID-9 (King’s Health Partners).