Christmas can be “the most wonderful time of the year”, but it can also cause stress & worry. Here are some tips to ease stress around this busy time:

  • Share out jobs so you are not left feeling tired out.
  • Do the jobs that are the most important first, leave the others till last. 
  • Take some time to have a break and relax. Just 30 minutes will help!

Need some extra support?

HEALTH AND WELLBEING:

  • Samaritans – For someone to talk to 24/7  – Freephone 116 123 (24hrs)
  • SANE – Mental Health Helpline: 0300 304 7000
  • MIND – Mental Health Support: 0151 529 3247
  • Addaction – Drug and Alcohol Misuse Service: 0151 702 0655
  • The Brink – Family Support Group Thursdays 12-2pm 0151 703 0582
  • Free HIV Testing – 0151 295 8650
  • Sexual Health Abacus Central, The Beat, 6 David Lewis St, L1 4AP 0151 247 6500
  • Adult Social Services – 

DEBT AND BENEFITS ADVICE:

  • Merseyside Welfare Rights – Debt and Housing Advice: 0151 709 0504
  • RAISE- Debt Advice: 0151 482 2475
  • Citizens Advice (CAB)- 0344 848 7700

DOMESTIC AND SEXUAL VIOLENCE SUPPORT:

  • RASA – Sexual violence support:  0151 558 1801
  • LDAS – Domestic Violence Service: 0151 263 7474

ASYLUM SUPPORT SERVICES:

  • Red CrossRefugee support: 0151 702 5067
  • Refuge Women Connect Support / advice for refugee women: 0151 728 2323

HOMELESS PREVENTION:

  • The Whitechapel CentreHomeless prevention (central): 0151 207 7617
  • Creative Support – Homeless Prevention (north): 0151 260 9550
  • Riverside – Homeless Prevention (south): 0345 111 0000
  • Crisis – Homeless or at risk of homelessness

FOOD BANKS:

  • St Vincent’s Church, St James’ Street, L1 5JP – Tuesday 12.30pm to 2.30pm
  • St Brides Church, Percy Street, L8 7LT- Thursday 12.30pm to 2.30pm 
  • If you’re experiencing a personal crisis, are unable to cope and need support, text Shout to 85258.

We can help with urgent issues such as:

  • Suicidal thoughts
  • Abuse or assault
  • Self-harm
  • Bullying

Dear All

We are gradually re-opening and we have been working hard to ensure the safety of all when visiting our Centre. From Monday 13th July we will be providing appointments and beginning Training Courses again.

To Book or for further information, please call 07708 381 568.

SAFETY MEASURES 

To keep us all safe we have put a number of safety measures in place that we ask you to please follow. 

Ø If you feel unwell, or have ANY Covid-19 symptoms, please cancel and stay home.

Ø Please come on time. Try not to be too early or late to avoid waiting in the communal area.

Ø On arrival we will be checking everyone’s temperatures.

Ø You will be provided with hand sanitiser and a mask,  if you don’t have one.

Ø Sorry but we won’t be offering refreshments. Of course, you are welcome to bring your own.

Ø Please limit the number of belongings you bring with you. As we will not be able to store coats, bags etc

Ø The ground floor loo will be open for use. We ask that you please use three separate Antibacterial wipes for 1st Flush button 2nd  Seat and 3rd Hand basin

The premises will be cleaned every day and deep cleaned once a week. Thanks so much for your help to keep WHISC safe.