MASIC Advice On Covid-19

If you have any concerns about your health, including onset of any new symptoms, do call your GP practice who will arrange for you to talk to your GP or contact your incontinence nurse.  We have listed below a number of websites and sources of information which you may also find helpful.

For general help and advice on managing symptoms and understanding your condition from our website, please click on the link below:

https://masic.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/information-document-masic1.pdf

For help and advice on employment rights for you and your work place please click on the link below.
https://masic.org.uk/employment

These documents can be downloaded and printed off. Alternatively, you can contact Anna at admin@masic.org.uk for a printed leaflet.

If you are currently pregnant and want advice on planning your pregnancy, birth and postnatal care, what to expect from your midwife and the maternity services in the current circumstances and responses to commonly asked questions, please go to the following link for information from the UK Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists: https://www.rcog.org.uk/en/guidelines-research-services/guidelines/coronavirus-pregnancy/covid-19-virus-infection-and-pregnancy/

If you are pregnant and currently employed and want advice on managing your health, please go to: https://www.rcog.org.uk/globalassets/documents/guidelines/2020-03-26-covid19-occupational-health.pdf

As this information is being updated on a regular basis, please do keep checking these websites for latest updates.

For advice on how to cope in these uncertain times there are also many helplines that can offer advice and support to support your mental health, please don’t ever think you are on your own.   

Anxiety UK

Charity providing support if you have been diagnosed with an anxiety condition.

Phone: 03444 775 774 (Monday to Friday, 9.30am to 10pm; Saturday to Sunday, 10am to 8pm)

Website: www.anxietyuk.org.uk

Mental Health Foundation

Provides information and support for anyone with mental health problems or learning disabilities.

Website: www.mentalhealth.org.uk

Mind

Promotes the views and needs of people with mental health problems.

Phone: 0300 123 3393 (Monday to Friday, 9am to 6pm)

Website: www.mind.org.uk

Samaritans

Confidential support for people experiencing feelings of distress or despair.

Phone: 116 123 (free 24-hour helpline)

Website: www.samaritans.org.uk

Refuge

Advice on dealing with domestic violence.

Phone: 0808 2000 247 (24-hour helpline)

Website: www.refuge.org.uk

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