In view of recent developments in relation to COVID-19 the 42nd Street team have reflected on how to respond in order to keep young people’s needs at the centre of all we do and as a key service in Greater Manchester, whilst balancing our responsibilities to adhere to government advice around social distancing.
The good news is that we have developed refined ways of working that mean that we will continue to support young people in our care as best we can over the coming period of disruption.
However we will not be able to process any new referrals to our core service (this includes IAPT services) and we will be suspending our face to face work in our 42nd Street venues, community venues and education settings.
Support will continue in the following ways (last updated 1st April 2020). PLEASE NOTE SERVICES MAY CHANGE AS THE SITUATION PROGRESSES/CHANGES, WE WILL BE CONSTANTLY REVIEWING OUR POSITION IN LIGHT OF NEW DEVELOPMENTS AND GOVERNMENT ADVICE
Any referrals that were received by 42nd Street’s core service before March 23rd 2020 will be treated as usual, after this date no further referral will be processed until further notice
Young people can access our online support and a weekly informal drop in by logging in at onlinesupport.42ndstreet.org.uk. This service offers young people access to one-to-one support with 42nd Street’s Mental Health Practitioners either in real time or for weekly appointments.
Young People that are already receiving one to one support in the community (This includes IAPT services)
If young people are already receiving one- to- one support from 42nd Street’s central service we are contacting them to discuss and offer the following options:
All young people currently receiving a service have the contact details for their worker and they can contact them as usual. If the worker is not available they will leave messages and/or out of office messages on their phones and emails so that young people are clear who to contact and how.
Young people can access our online support and a weekly informal drop in by logging in at onlinesupport.42ndstreet.org.uk. This service offers young people access to one-to-one support with 42nd Street’s Mental Health Practitioners either in real time or for weekly appointments. Any young person who has a GP in Manchester, Salford, Trafford or Tameside & Glossop can register for online support.
If you are part of a group we will be exploring options about how we can continue as the situation develops such as telephone support and digital solutions.
Our Creative Programme – The Horsfall
All public facing exhibitions, performances, training and events have been postponed until further notice, but we are launching our #HorsfallCreateAndConnect project on our Instagram and other social media channels if you want to reconnect and do something positive and creative.
Self Care and Staying Connected
There is a lot of confusing media flying around at the moment which can be worrying and stressful. Self-care is extra important – here are our top tips and you can find further advice in our blogs here: Latest News and Blogs
Avoid too much media coverage
Stay in touch with friends / family by text, on social or call them
Focus on your wellbeing
Practice self-care and share your tips with others
Keep up your normal routine as much as possible
You can find our social media channels here…
If you’re worried , think you may have symptoms of Coronavirus or want further information, please check and follow the advice here: NHS Coronavirus (Covid-19).
Thanks for your support as we all face these new challenges.
A big Hello to all our young people at 42nd Street.
We are thinking of you!
We have prepared this guide with resources and tips to support you in this time. There’s quite a lot of information in it, so do take your time to explore. Concern about the coronavirus outbreak is perfectly normal. However, some people may experience anxiety that can affect their day-to-day life. Try to focus on the things you can control, such as how you act, who you speak to and where you get information from. It’s fine to acknowledge that some things are outside of your control, but if constant thoughts about the situation are making you feel anxious or overwhelmed, there are some things you can try to help manage your anxiety.
We hope you find this guide useful,
The 42nd Street Team