Well-being during Coronavirus

Well-being while staying at home

Taking care of your mind as well as your body is really important while staying at home because of coronavirus (COVID-19).

Visit NHS Every Mind Matters for advice, practice advice and support groups.

If you cannot wait to see a doctor and feel unable to cope or keep yourself safe, it’s important to get support

Get urgent support now.

Keeping Active

To stay fit and healthy whilst at home, try the NHS Home workout videos.

Advice for patients with pre-existing conditions

Macmillan – Cancer and coronavirus

Asthma UK – What to do if you have asthma

Blood Cancer UK – Information for people affected by blood cancer

Diabetes UK – Coronavirus and diabetes

Kidney Care UK – Guidance for patients with kidney disease

Advice for Vulnerable Patients

Guidance on shielding and protecting extremely vulnerable people

How to get support for extremely critical vulnerable person

Advice for people at higher risk – those who are 70 or older, are pregnant or have a condition that increases the risks from coronavirus.

Pregnancy advice

Guidance on shielding and protecting people who are clinically extremely vulnerable from COVID-19


Guidance on shielding and protecting people who are clinically extremely vulnerable from COVID-19


From the 1st of July 2019 Birchdale Road Medical Centre has joined with another five practices to form a Primary Care Network (PCN), North East 1 PCN.


The PCN is a network of General Practitioners (GPs) supported by nurses and care coordinators in providing holistic and coordinated care for patients with chronic conditions such as diabetes, heart disease, or suffers with mental health issues. This team-based care approach ensures patients with chronic conditions are better cared for in the community.



 Coronavirus advice

 If you or a loved one is approaching the end of life, you may be concerned about how coronavirus will affect things. Find information and advice:

Public information on domestic abuse

The NHS website has advice online for the public on spotting the signs for domestic abuse and domestic violence and where to go for help. The NHS also has a

help page for those who have been raped or sexually assaulted.

The Home Office have launched a national campaign to raise awareness of the dedicated support available. The campaign will highlight that isolation rules do not apply in the case of domestic abuse and that police response and support services remain available nationaldahelpline.org.uk

he Home Office is promoting the freephone 24-hour National Domestic Abuse Helpline number is 0808 2000 247 and associated online support available at


In addition, Respect is an anonymous and confidential helpline for men and women who are harming their partners and families. The helpline also takes calls from partners or ex-partners, friends and relatives who are concerned about perpetrators. A webchat service is available.




Mental Health

Support for children and young people

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