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Businesses, employment and financial support (from www.rochdale.gov.uk)
- Coronavirus: what you need to do on GOV.UK – check what financial support you can get, your employment rights, what the government is doing to support businesses and more.
- Guidance for employees, employers and businesses on GOV.UK – includes a package of measures to support businesses, guidance for employers and employees, staying at home, working from home, sick pay and more.
- Guidance for health professionals and non-clinical settings on GOV.UK – the advice is for anyone in any setting.
- Business support and advice from the Business Growth Hub – the Business Growth Hub has developed a range of resources and guidance to ensure businesses feel supported and are prepared to act quickly as the situation unfolds.
- Business grants, loans and financial support – includes information about coronavirus support for businesses.
- Support for businesses – the Chancellor has set out a package of temporary, timely and targeted measures to support public services, people and businesses through this period of disruption caused by COVID-19.
- Guidance on closure of businesses and premises on GOV.UK – guidance on the closure of all retailers that sell non-essential goods and other non-essential premises, as part of further social distancing measures.
Leading mental health charity, YoungMinds, has issued advice to young people and parents on how to look after their mental health during the coronavirus pandemic.
Published advice includes:
- Looking after your mental health while self-isolating
- What to do if you are anxious about coronavirus
- Talking to your child about coronavirus
The charity will aim to reach hundreds of thousands of young people and parents with supportive digital content over the coming weeks, to help those coping with uncertainty, social isolation, health anxiety, bereavement, additional caring responsibilities and gaps in mental health support.
The YoungMinds’ Parents Helpline will also remain open, by operating remotely, and will continue to provide free advice and guidance to any parent or carer worried about the mental health of a young person under 25.
The YoungMinds website will be updated regularly as the situation develops. It also provides advice on looking after yourself if you are a young person and has a Parent’s Guide to Support for parents and carers.