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Due to the current COVID-19 situation WOMENs AID have had to change their phone numbers in order to ensure they are able to respond to all calls into their support centres.

Armagh, Banbridge, Craigavon area - 028 3839 7974

Newry, Mourne, Down area - 028 3025 8704

27 March 2020

Structuring our days while staying at home, and focusing on self-care can be hard.


A big part of staying well in the weeks ahead will be learning to recognise and understand our emotionl responses.


The dowloads below offer easyto follow tips and provide practical planners and tools.

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Check out this site - Lots of easy to follow information about managing finances in these difficult times 


Guidance for those who must make helping visits or connect to support those vulnerable who are in isolation CLICK HERE
A newsletter with Community info - including some specific content for older people
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See DOWNLOAD link BELOW for latest list of Closures from Gov.UK

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The Patient and Client Council REMAINS OPEN: if you wish to speak to the teams about any aspect of Health and Social Care, you can

call them on 0800 917 0222

or email at

CLICK HERE for Guidance aimed at Employers and Businesses re COVID-19

If you receive a text message that looks like this in coming days/weeks... It is a genuine Government message and the link is safe.

The work to facilitate this via phone providers is a necessary special circumstance and is not designed to compromise your security or confidentiality.

PLEASE DO NOT DISREGARD this or future messages.
They are to help you and to help save lives.








Click to take 5mins break.

We can't control the world - but we can control how we react.

None of us have been through this before. No one is immune to the uncertainty and the anxiety, the stress and the fear of this Coronavirus situation. Some people are ill, some are exhausted, many are feeling alone and some are so overwhelmed or scared that it comes out as frustrated or angry.. Now more than ever, we need to remember ... simple kindness and connection go a long way.

More detail will come to the public over coming days - the Government will review this in 3 weeks time.
Stay home. Stay safe. Stay connected in other ways.
Thank you for doing your part to help save lives.


Download full guidance at

Closure exceptions include: supermarkets, pharmacies, non-dispensing pharmacies, petrol stations, bicycle shops, home and hardware shops, launderettes, dry cleaners, garages, car rentals, pet shops, corner shops and newsagents, post offices and banks, Community venues serving foodbanks or food to the homeless also exempted. Parks remain open for daily limited exercise but play areas and site cafes in parks will be closed for use as will public toilets.
Some Infection Control and other related training has been made available FREE ONLINE via the NI Social Care Council website to the wider Community. Check it out...
Download the updated Take5 leaflet here
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