We are grateful to the Co-op Member's Coronavirus Fund for their generous donation of £500, made June 2020, to help us deliver vital support to the communities that we serve.  This money will help defray the cost of providing cleaning and other health and safety materials as we start to resume face-to-face work at our main hub in Malton.  

Tees Esk and Wear Valley NHS Trust have launched a new mental health crisis support line.  The number is 0300 0200 317.   We have not been provided with detail about the hours that the new help line is open as yet. 

The NHS has published advice on how to look after your mental health during the Covid-19 crisis.  Please click here to access the website.

These are our suggestions on how to manage your Work Life Balance [WLB] whilst working at home:

  • plan how you're going to use your time, so you feel you have control;
  • take care to plan relaxing activities as well as work;
  • take regular breaks away from the screen;
  • if you're having meetings by video e.g. Skype or Zoom bear in mind that it is more intense working in this way - you can get a lot more done in the same amount of time.  Meetings can be/need to be shorter - your concentration will dip sooner and you will have achieved more anyway;
  • take regular exercise - it's a good way to set you up for the day.


A new website has been launched to help prevent suicide.  The Suicide Prevention Network focuses on the needs of those who are at risk of suicide and were already struggling even before the Covid-19 outbreak.  

A new website to support the wellbeing and mental health of young people living in North Yorkshire has been launched.


The website which is called The Go To provides information to help signpost young people, families and professionals to the right information and services available for mental health and wellbeing across North Yorkshire.


The website has been developed in conjunction with young people, professionals and parents and carers.