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Safeguarding Week: Day three - emotional health and wellbeing

Date
Wed, 17 Jun 2020
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During Safeguarding Week, East Riding of Yorkshire Council and its partners are reminding the public about the services available to keep themselves, and everybody else, safe.

Each day, advice will be sent out on a theme, telling the community what signs they should be looking out for, and where to turn to if they have concerns about adults or children.

Although face-to-face events cannot be held during this year's event, messages on social media and the internet are telling the public that safeguarding services are still working round the clock in the East Riding.

The themes for the week are:

Monday: Keeping Safe

Tuesday: Domestic Abuse

Wednesday: Emotional Health and Wellbeing

Thursday: Online Safety

Friday: Exploitation

Councillor Vanessa Walker, portfolio holder for adult and carer services at East Riding of Yorkshire Council, said: "Often those suffering abuse or neglect do not realise or want to admit that they are a victim and so it is crucial that the awareness of these issues is raised so that people can be safeguarded appropriately."

Councillor Julie Abraham, portfolio holder for children, young people and education, said: "Keeping people safe from exploitation and harm is everyone's responsibility.

"If you are concerned about a child or young person, we need you to report it. There is a lot of help that is available for families."

For more information on safeguarding go to www.ersab.org.uk (adults) or www.erscp.co.uk (children).

 

Day three: Emotional Health and Wellbeing

Children

Covid-19 has brought a lot of sudden changes for children, young people and their families. In these uncertain and challenging times many may be feeling stressed, anxious or depressed.

Free and  reliable information and advice to help families cope under lockdown is available from a number of sources including:

https://fishwebsearch.eastriding.gov.uk/fishwebsearch/

https://eastridinghealthandwellbeing.co.uk/

https://www.thirteen.me.uk/

https://www.kooth.com/

https://ervas.org.uk/youngpeople/volunteen-telephone-support-service

Adults

Looking after our emotional health and wellbeing has never been more important than during the current COVID-19 pandemic.

Self-neglect can result from any mental or physical illness that has an effect on your physical abilities, energy levels, attention, organisational skills or motivation.

To find out more about self-neglect and the work of the East Riding Safeguarding Adults Board, visit www.ersab.org.uk.

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