From now on and for the foreseeable future, EBCDA's eBulletin will prioritise details on local community support and information available in East Belfast in response to the Coronavirus pandemic. There are sections with updates on: neighbourhood responses, statutory agencies, community services, funding information, and health & wellbeing news. This eBulletin will be refreshed and circulated every few days.
Latest COVID-19 News
**NEW Online Stress Control Classes Starting 8th June 2020**
FREE Stress Control Classes will stream live online from monday 8th June.
Stress Control NI are offering a free ONLINE stress management programme that takes place over 6 sessions in 3 weeks.
Stress Control is not group therapy – you do not have to talk about personal difficulties in front of others. Come along by yourself or feel free to bring a friend or family member. You are encouraged to attend all six sessions to get the most benefit.
Belfast Recovery College are running a small number of webinars for those who are currently finding social isolation and distancing difficult at this time. Questions can be texted through during the webinars. This will take place every Tuesday and Thursday at 2pm-3pm. To register a place email RecoveryCollege@belfasttrust.hscni.net or call 0289504 3059. Spaces are limited to 30 people per webinar.
As we are faced with the challenges and changing situation of COVID-19 we are aware that this will be a really anxious time for family carers. While we can’t offer you face-to-face support at the minute via the Carer Support Service we want to highlight the support that is still available for carers from the Belfast Trust.
Following the current guidelines to Stay Home, we have devised a weekly calendar with a range of online free physical activity classes. This will be updated each week with the aim to encourage people to "Be Active" and "Keep Learning." If you would like to have your class included, or know of a class which you think people would enjoy then email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The freephone COVID-19 Community Helpline is designed to ensure the most vulnerable in society and those most at risk of COVID-19 have access to support services such as food, medication and practical or emotional support.
**FULL GUIDANCE ON STAYING AT HOME** The single most important action we can all take, in fighting coronavirus, is to stay at home in order to protect the NHS and save lives. Click here for the Government's full guidance
This group has been established to support a coordinated approach to community support in East Belfast. There are currently over 200 volunteers and over 60 organisations working to ensure people living in East are support in all aspects during this pandemic.
Contact numbers have been created for people who need help during this time; require shopping delivered while isolating, need a prescription collected, require benefits advice or need us to connect you to an organisation or person who can help you please contact numbers below. For more information on this group visit our Facebook Page @EastBelfastCoronavirusCommunitySupport
077 83631110 & 077 83631114
*These contacts are not for general advice or health advice*