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Covid-19: Looking after yourself and each other

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In these unprecedented times, the creative community is facing challenges that we have never seen before. We must work together to ensure that we can continue to make and create in the future. In a series of news stories on the Creative Folkestone website, we will share the most up-to-date information available to help support our creative community of artists, creatives and businesses.

So far, we have shared information about financial support for individuals, artists and businesses. But these are incredibly stressful times and the strain can be felt on our bodies and our minds. We have started to collate a list of helpful hints and tricks to keep our minds and bodies active and feeling good.

The NHS has lots of great practical information for dealing with the COVID-19/Coronavirus pandemic. Including what to do if you think you might be unwell and some handy tips for self-isolation:

When social distancing or self-isolating it is easy to forget about your mental health and well-being. Here are some useful tips and advice for coping with stress and anxiety caused by COVID-19/Coronavirus:

The Folkestone Haven has set up a dedicated support line for adults over the age of 18 experiencing a self-defined mental health crisis. During this time, there will be three

dedicated phone lines from:

Mon-Fri: 18:00 - 23:00
Weekends & Bank Holidays:
12:00 - 23:00

Phone numbers are for calls only (no texts):

07827 533 871
07827 533 887
07827 416 697

Whilst self-isolating it is important to stay active if you can and it is important to you. If you need more than just a walk, run or cycle a day here is some advice for getting active in your home from This Girl Can:

Running out of ideas? Check out this massive list of resources from around the world. Learn Tai-Chi, visit the beautiful coast of Italy, learn a language, get moving, relax more. This list has something for everyone:

We will continue to add more links here and share information on our social media channels. What works for you? Let us know how you are looking after yourself and supporting the community around you?

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Our South East Creatives page also contains a list of resources to support creative businesses and self-employed people during this time. Click here to view

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