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Tips and Well-being advice in 27 languages

You can find clips and advice for migrants’ mental health and well-being here.

The list includes: English, Albanian, Amharic, Arabic, Bengali, Bulgarian, Dari, Farsi, Filipino, French, Hindi, Kurdish, Malayalam, Pashto, Polish, Portuguese, Punjabi India, Punjabi Pakistan, Romanian, Simplified Chinese, Somali, Spanish, Tigrinya, Traditional Chinese, Turkish, Urdu and Vietnamese.

Beat Flu – NHS flu vaccine eligibility in 16 languages

You can find information on the NHS flu vaccine here.

The list includes: Arabic, Bengali, Cantonese, Czech, English, Farsi, French, Hungarian, Mandarin, Nepalese, Polish, Portugese, Punjabi Indian, Punjabi Pakistani/Urdu, Romanian, Russian, Slovak, Somali and Welsh.

Coronavirus (COVID-19) guidance in 62 languages

You can find COVID-19 guidance in 62 languages here.

The  list includes: English, Albanian, Amharic, Arabic, Armenian, Bengali, Bulgarian, Burmese, Czech, Dari, Estonian, Farsi, Filipino, French, German. Greek, Gujarati, Hausa, Hindi, Hungarian, Indonesian, Italian, Kiswahili, Krio, Kurdish Sorani, Latvian, Lithuanian, Oromo, Malayalam, Nepali, Pashto, Polish, Portuguese, Punjabi, Romanian, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Traditional Chinese, Sindhi, Slovak, Spanish, Somali, Tamil, Tigrinya, Turkish, Urdu, Vietnamese, Wolof, Yiddish and 13 more.

Maintaining a positive mental health during COVID-19

A resource on maintaining positive mental health during COVID – translated into 17 different languages including: Somali, Malayalam, Arabic, Bengali, Gujarati, Urdu/Hindi,Marathi, Romanian, Cantonese, Punjabi, Yoruba, Greek, Spanish, Pashto, Hausa, Mandarin, and English.

Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) women, mental health, and COVID-19 Factsheet

You can find the fact-sheet on BAME women and mental health here.

BAME Dementia Communities

Staying at home and dementia care: leaflet for organisations & communities from Meri Yaadain CiC.

Staying at home and dementia care: leaflet for families and carers from Meri Yaadain CiC.

Carer’s Contingency Plans leaflet (English) (Welsh)

Coping Strategies for anxious times

French, Pashto, English, Somali, Albanian, Arabic, Bengali, Mandarin, Polish, Romanian, Farsi, Tigrinya, Turkish, Urdu, and Sorani.

Support for Veterans

It is not uncommon for veterans to struggle mentally and financially after they leave the forces, and that struggle may be co-existing with the struggle we are all under due to COVID-19.

Please see a useful community-made resource offering support and guidance to veterans during COVID-19.

How to look after your mental wellbeing

Covid-19 Directory Wellbeing Services for Swansea – Local and National Services.

What steps can you take to look after your mental wellbeing? Like better handwashing to protect our physical health, there are things you can do to protect your mental health.

Not being able to meet up with family and friends, or go to the places you normally enjoy will be hard for everyone. By following the latest advice, you are doing your part to protect the most vulnerable people in our families and communities.

You may need to learn new ways of doing the things you enjoy. You may need to learn new skills and find different ways to take care of your mental wellbeing.

Try finding out what might help you. These might be:

  • Calming Activities  – relaxation, seeking reassurance and mindfulness practices
  • Attending to basic needs – thinking carefully about your sleep, exercise, nutrition
  • Learning to re-think  – avoiding rumours, limiting media coverage, thinking in the here and now
  • Making yourself feel good  – doing things that bring you joy and take your mind off your worries

Here are some links to online resources you may find helpful:

Mental Health Foundation  Information on how to look after your mental health during the Coronavirus outbreak. Includes tips on general mental health and wellbeing, employers and employees, and looking after yourself while staying at home.  
Mind Cymru Information on coronavirus and your wellbeing. Includes tips on planning for staying at home and taking care of your mental health and wellbeing.  

How to access support

There are services to support you and others you may be worried about. Talking about your worries and problems can make things easier.

Speak to someone if you’re not okay

A dedicated mental health helpline for Wales, it can provide you with confidential listening and emotional support, and help you contact support that may be available in your local area. Call 0800 132 737 or text ‘help’ to 81066. 

For information on types of mental health problems, where to get help, medication, alternative treatments and advocacy. Call 0300 123 3393, email info@mind.org.uk or text 86463.

Offering a safe place for you to talk any time you like, in your own way – about whatever’s getting to you. Call for free on 116 123 or email jo@samaritans.org

Young suicide prevention society. HOPELINEUK 0800 068 4141 (Monday to Friday, 10am to 10pm, and 2pm to 10pm on weekends and bank holidays).

Support for children and young people up to 25 years old open 8am to midnight, 7 days a week. You can contact them for free by phone 080880 23456, text and instant messaging on their website.

Latest information on COVID 19

Always remember to access reliable sources of information:

www.gov.uk/coronavirus

phw.nhs.wales/topics/latest-information-on-novel-coronavirus-covid-19/