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Coronavirus Help and Support

Government support

The government have launched a new website for patients to use in finding out what help they can get if affected by coronavirus. This service is available to all patients who are seeking advice and guidance on the topics such as:

  • feeling unsafe
  • going in to work
  • paying bills or being unemployed
  • getting food
  • having somewhere to live
  • mental health and wellbeing

Healthier you - NHS Diabetes Prevention Programme

Self referral model

Click here for FAQs for patients and the public (.pdf, 1.49MB)


HEARING AID BATTERIES

Due to the closure of many of the facilities for hearing aid battery collection there has been a change in process to safely supply batteries.

When patients need new batteries they should contact their local Audiology/Hearing Clinic by email or phone on the contact numbers below.

Please only contact the audiology teams when batteries are needed to prevent the services being overwhelmed.

Southend

Telephone: 01702 385019

E-mail: audilogy@southend.nhs.uk

Text: 07432091949

Mid-Essex

Telephone: 01245 513237

E-mail: audiology.appointments@meht.nhs.uk

Basildon and Thurrock

Telephone: 01268 394732

E-mail: audiology@btuh.nhs.uk

 


Marie Stopes
Abortion - your choice, our support

www.mariestopes.org.uk

Call direct on: 0345 450 3964
Open 24hrs / 7days
Calls from mobiles are free as part of your inclusive minutes.  From landlines they're charged at a local rate.

In many areas of the country we are able to see women under the NHS (free of charge).  We do not require a letter from your doctor or clinic.

Our service include:

  • Pregnancy testing
  • Choice of counselling
  • Supportive consultation
  • Medical or surgical abortion
  • Contraception
  • Aftercare advice (24 hrs / 7 days)

DOMESTIC ABUSE SUPPORT IN ESSEX

Unfortunately Domestic Abuse is a growing concern as a result of the lock down there is decreased opportunity for victims to seek help and refuge. For information on how to seek support visit the link below.

For more information please visit https://setdab.org/?dm_i=6CTY%2C12JG%2CKU6P8%2C3SJ6%2C1

Please visit www.gov.uk/guidance/domestic-abuse-how-to-get-help to find out how to get help if you or someone you know is a victim of domestic abuse.


Bereavement crisis help line

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