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This Newsletter has been produced by the Petersfield COVID-19 Network. It is intended to help and inform Petersfield residents, especially those who are unable to leave their homes because of Government restrictions.
If you have information which would be of benefit to other residents in Petersfield please contact Romsey Mill with details and we will consider using it in future newsletters.
If you know someone who would like to receive the paper version of this newsletter, please ask them to contact Romsey Mill via phone or via post: Romsey Mill Centre, Hemingford Road, Cambridge CB1 3BZ (you do not need a stamp if you add “FREEPOST CB1067”) or call 07933 671101.
Romsey Mill can also offer assistance by putting you in contact with volunteers, who can help collecting shopping and medication.
For all residents experiencing other Covid related issues (e.g. needing help while they isolate, or experiencing financial hardship support) speak to a member of the customer services team at Cambridge City Council. Telephone 01223 458780 or contact Simon.Aslett@cambridge.gov.uk or complete an online help request form here https://www.cambridge.gov.uk/coronavirus
Latest infection statistics in Cambridge
Public Health England data indicate there were 4 new cases of Covid-19 in Cambridge for the week prior to the 16th September. However given the difficulty in getting a test which has been well-publicised nationally, this may be an under-estimate.
Every Mind Matters
Having good mental health helps us relax more, achieve more and enjoy our lives more. The website https://www.nhs.uk/oneyou/every-mind-matters offers expert advice and practical tips to help you look after your mental health and wellbeing. Suggestions include:
- Try not to fall into unhealthy patterns of behaviour that end up making you feel worse. Eat healthy, well-balanced meals, drink enough water and exercise regularly. Avoid smoking, drugs or drinking too much alcohol.
- Maintain healthy relationships with people you trust. This is important for your mental wellbeing.Think about ways to stay in touch with friends and family if you or they need to stay at home – by phone, messaging, video calls or social media.
- Carry on doing things you enjoy. If you are feeling worried, anxious, lonely or low, you may stop doing things you usually enjoy. Make an effort to focus on your favourite hobby if it is something you can still do at home. Or start a new hobby: read, write, do crosswords or jigsaws, or try drawing and painting. Whatever it is, find something that works for you.
- Check your employment and benefits rights.You may be worried about work and money while you have to stay home – which can have a big effect on your mental health. For benefits advice, ring Citizens Advice Bureau on 0344 848 7979 any time between 9.00 – 5.00 from Monday to Friday. They aim to answer all calls.
Activities for Children and Young People
Arts Award’s unique qualifications support young people to develop as artists and art leaders. The activities develop their creativity, leadership and communication skills. Through working towards an Arts Award, young people learn to work independently, helping them to prepare for further education and employment, whilst being great fun!
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Cambridge City Foodbank
The Foodbank relies on your goodwill and support.
CURRENT MOST NEEDED LIST:
- MIXED NUTS
- SNACK BARS
- LONGLIFE JUICE
- LONG-LIFE PUDDINGS
- HOUSEHOLD PRODUCTS
- HAND SANITISER