General advice and information

Information on coronavirus

Read the latest advice and information from NHS England and Public Health England about the Coronavirus.

Remember, the best way to stop the spread of the virus is to wash your hands with hot water and soap for 20 seconds.

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Coronavirus is affecting my mental health – what can I do?

The current Coronavirus (COVID19) pandemic may cause you to feel worried, anxious, or scared. Here's seven steps to help you look after your wellbeing while staying informed.

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What's the difference between social distancing, self-isolation and shielding?

Self-isolation, social distancing and shielding have been introduced by the Government to help you and your loved ones stay safe from COVID-19. Find out what they mean in practice and what applies to you. Easy read versions available.

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Someone I love has died - where can I find support

Take a look at our advice article on the organisations and groups that can support you if you’re grieving.

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COVID-19 - FAQ's Answered

Your frequently asked Health and Care questions answered

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Cancer and coronavirus

If you have cancer, it’s understandable you might feel anxious about COVID-19. The Government and the NHS have both confirmed that cancer treatment should continue to be prioritised during the response to the COVID-19 emergency

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Sleeping well during the pandemic

We know from listening to lots of local people, and from our own team members, good sleep is alluding many at the moment, maybe even the majority of us? Read our report to find out how to help yourself to sleep well.

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COVID 19: What to do when someone has died

This guide provides an overview of some of the resources available to support people who have lost someone to illness or Covid-19, including bereavement support.

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Your Health and Social Care - Insight into Action

What we've heard from you - insight from 9-22 May 2020

This is our fourth report in this series, so we are confident you’ll be familiar with how we are working with Health, Social Care and Community and Voluntary Sector organisations. We have focussed on issues being raised with us by individuals, families and friend carers and the actions taken and outcomes.

This is a fortnightly report to enable the public, our partners and those that are accountable for health and care support and services to gain insight from what people have shared us and to raise awareness of and what has been done as a result. 

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Rainbow Colouring in sheet for windows

Download and print our rainbow and put in your windows to help people to share their views, experiences and stories with Healthwatch West Sussex.

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