Tackling loneliness and distress during lockdown

As social isolation continues during the Coronavirus lockdown health officials want to encourage people across Teesside to seek help if they are feeling lonely or distressed.  There is a range of support available both nationally and locally but people often don’t know where or how to find it.

‘Psychological wellbeing and talking therapies are available to support people who are experiencing depression, stress, anxiety. They are a proven, effective way of helping people cope with emotional and mental health problems. We would encourage you to speak to your GP or nurse or contact IMPACT if you feel you need help at this time, you can call IMPACT on  01642 573924 or you can email

National Eczema Society advice on Coronavirus for people with eczema 

There are concerns that washing hands with emollients may not be as effective as using soap for removing coronavirus.  The National Eczema Society is now recommending people with eczema follow the Government guidance to wash hands with soap and water, rather than an emollient soap substitute, as much as practicably possible.   Strategies for managing this include:

  • ·         After washing hands with soap and water, re-wash using emollient to help protect the skin.

    ·         Use emollients to moisturise the hands after washing and at other times during the day when the skin feels dry and sore.


Child non COVID Illness leaflet

Very High Risk groups

Mental Health

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