Update from our friends at Feeling Strong

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic we are radically pivoting the work we do, providing community relief through ‘Food & Care Packages’, as well as moving our peer support service to a ‘Video/Text Chat’ model. We’ve also put together a one stop-shop site for COVID guidance, information, activities and local updates. We think we could make a really big difference in the community, so please share the below to support some of the most vulnerable people in Dundee.

Feeling Strong are delivering ‘Food & Care Packages’ to those who are self-isolating as a result of COVID-19. These packages will provide vital products such as food, drinks and sanitary products that people who are self-isolating may not be able to get themselves, and the allocation of the packages will be conducted on a needs assessed basis. As an exception to Feeling Strong’s normal services, the food packages are available to all ages. At a time like this we need to come together as a community and help those in need!

If you are in need of any of these items please fill out this form: http://foodpackage.feelingstrong.co.uk/

Feeling Strong’s Text Chat or Video Chat Service is a chance for young people (8-26) who live, work or study in Dundee to:

• Receive Peer Support from members of our team

• Talk about the difficulties of isolation, and ask for a food/care package to be delivered to you

• Talk about your mental health, recovery and self-care

• Learn about our services and what other mental health activities are going on in Dundee

• Meet other people who have lived experience of mental health and wellbeing challenges

We’re open Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays from 1500-1800. Once you book an appointment we will send you a link to you with the details of how to join the video chat, which you can do here: book.feelingstrong.co.uk

Please Note: Young people aged 12 or under need to be accompanied by an adult. Feeling Strong is not an advice service, counselling, listening or therapy – we offer peer support.

We’ve just launched a new website providing COVID-19 support! Check it out to access 👇

💜 Our latest services

💜 Latest NHS & local news

💜 Links & advice to help maintain mental health

💜 Suggestions of isolation activities

covid.feelingstrong.co.uk

Great work by our friends at Feeling Strong​!

 
“Feeling Strong is delivering Food and Care Packages to those who are self-isolating as a result of COVID-19. These food packages will provide vital products that people who are self-isolating may not be able to get themselves, and the allocation of the packages will be conducted on a needs assessed basis.
 
We desperately need donations so we can shop and get these to vulnerable people in Dundee – please spare what you can and thank you in advance for supporting your community – click here.
 
If you would like to order a package then you can do so here.
 
We’ve changed our Drop-in service to a Video Chat service to make sure those struggling with self-isolation, or the lack of services at this difficult time, can still get the support they need:
 
– Receive Peer Support from members of our team
– Talk about the difficulties of isolation, and ask for a food/care package to be delivered
– Talk about mental health, recovery and self-care
– Learn about our services and what other mental health activities are going on in Dundee
 
The service runs on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays from 1500-1800. Visit book.feelingstrong.co.uk to make an appointment, or please pass this along if you know anyone who might benefit from it.
 
We’ve decided that a one-stop shop for general COVID-19 guidance, Dundee-specific guidance and information about helpful mental health services together in one place would be a really great idea! So we did!
 
Please note that this is still a work in progress and will be updated as the situation progresses.
 
You can find the site by clicking here“.