Thursday, 9 April 2020

Update from our friends at Feeling Strong

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic we are radically pivoting the work we do, providing community relief through 'Food & Care Packages', as well as moving our peer support service to a 'Video/Text Chat' model. We've also put together a one stop-shop site for COVID guidance, information, activities and local updates. We think we could make a really big difference in the community, so please share the below to support some of the most vulnerable people in Dundee.
---
Feeling Strong are delivering 'Food & Care Packages' to those who are self-isolating as a result of COVID-19. These packages will provide vital products such as food, drinks and sanitary products that people who are self-isolating may not be able to get themselves, and the allocation of the packages will be conducted on a needs assessed basis. As an exception to Feeling Strong's normal services, the food packages are available to all ages. At a time like this we need to come together as a community and help those in need!
If you are in need of any of these items please fill out this form: http://foodpackage.feelingstrong.co.uk/
---
Feeling Strong's Text Chat or Video Chat Service is a chance for young people (8-26) who live, work or study in Dundee to:
• Receive Peer Support from members of our team
• Talk about the difficulties of isolation, and ask for a food/care package to be delivered to you
• Talk about your mental health, recovery and self-care
• Learn about our services and what other mental health activities are going on in Dundee
• Meet other people who have lived experience of mental health and wellbeing challenges
We're open Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays from 1500-1800. Once you book an appointment we will send you a link to you with the details of how to join the video chat, which you can do here: book.feelingstrong.co.uk
Please Note: Young people aged 12 or under need to be accompanied by an adult. Feeling Strong is not an advice service, counselling, listening or therapy - we offer peer support.
---
We've just launched a new website providing COVID-19 support! Check it out to access 👇
💜 Our latest services

💜 Latest NHS & local news
💜 Links & advice to help maintain mental health
💜 Suggestions of isolation activities