If you are worried bout your relationship with food and would like support for this, BEAT is an eating disorder support charity which has downloadbale resources, a helpline, online support groups and on-to-one support with advisors. If you are struggling, please reach out and access this support.
Loneliness and Social Isolation
As our normal social interactions are restricted during what is already a difficult time, many of us will be feeling the effects of feeling cut off from our family and friends. If you are feeling lonely at this time, continue to reach out to your loved ones via alternative methods such as the telephone and video calls. If you are struggling with loneliness, see below for sources of support.
The British Red Cross provide support and information on loneliness, and have a Coronavirus SupportLine if you are feeling lonely and want to speak to someone between 10am and 6pm every day 0808 196 3651
The Mental Health Foundation have information and tips for what to do if you are feeling lonely or want to help somebody else who is feeling lonely
NHS Every Mind Matters have practical tips to help you if you are feeling lonely, and information on Wellbeing Audio Guides, online communities and peer-support groups.
Macmillan Cancer Support
If you or somebody you know has been diagnosed with cancer, Macmillan Cancer Support can help. Their support line is open 7 days a week, 8am to 8pm and can be reached on 0808 808 00 00. Visit their webpage to find out what other support they can provide.
The links below can be used to download useful booklets directly from the Macmillan website.