By Christopher Morgan
Hi everyone, we hope you’re all staying safe and looking after yourselves and each other during these uncertain times.
We know that while you’re stuck at home you might be feeling a bit uncertain about what to do with your time, or maybe you’re concerned about the wellbeing of your family and friends.
It’s understandable. And while it may all seem a bit overwhelming, it can be nice to know that there are businesses, resources, and other facilities available that mean we can continue to help each other and do great work in the community.
In that vein, starting this week, every Monday we’re going to post a few links to resources that yourself or people in your community might find useful.
These may range from fun events that folks are organising online, to lifesaving advice and helplines.
We’ll always aim for a mixture so as not to be too overwhelming, and if there are any resources that you may have found useful, we’d love to hear about and shout them out, so do let us know!
Without further ado, here are a few resources and links that we believe you may find helpful in these trying times:
- Children’s Guide to Coronavirus – This resource, from the Children’s Commissioner for England, is full of useful tips. it includes a full parents guide on how to explain coronavirus and the situation, guides how to keep them safe and secure, and also tips on keeping kids active and healthy at home.
- Platform 1 and Women’s Centre – These two charities offer mental health advice and support for men and women respectively. While their main offices are closed, they are still offering both over the phone and online consultation. Many vulnerable people will be finding things especially difficult right now, and it’s wonderful that charities like this continue to operate.
- Pennine Domestic Abuse Partnership – Unfortunately, Lockdowns around the world have brought a rise in domestic violence. That’s why it’s so important, more than ever, to get in touch if you or someone you know suffers from domestic abuse. The Pennine Domestic Abuse Partnership have kept all of their services, including a 24-hour helpline, open during this time.
- Kirklees Libraries – Sometimes, despite the plethora of streaming services, box sets, and on-demand television, our brains crave something a bit more stimulating. That’s where Kirklees libraries, with their vast array of online ebooks and emagazines, can help. Completely free and with a wide selection, your online library has something for everyone.
- Canopy Creative Network – This little group is offering online still-life drawing classes for all ages almost every day. It looks like a great way to connect with others and do something fun and a little different.
So those are just a few links and resources that you may find useful. As we said every Monday we’re going to aim to connect you with a few different resources and links. And if there are any that you’d like to share with us, let us know in the comments.
From all of us here at Kirklees Local TV, we hope you’ll keep working together to stay safe and stay healthy.