The NHS and Public Health England (PHE) are extremely well prepared for outbreaks of new infectious diseases. The current risk to the general public is moderate.

You can help too. Germs can live on some surfaces for hours. To protect yourself and others:

  • Always carry tissues with you and use them to catch your cough or sneeze.
  • Bin the tissue, and to kill the germs, wash your hands with soap and water, or use a sanitiser gel.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Avoid close contact with people who are unwell.
  • If you have arrived back from an affected area within the last 14 days and develop symptoms of cough or fever or shortness of breath, you should immediately:
    - Stay indoors and avoid contact with other people as you would with the flu
    - Call NHS 111 to inform them of your recent travel to the country

This is the best way to slow the spread of almost any germs, including Coronavirus.

More information, including a list of the affected areas is available by logging onto


What is Wellbeing?

Wellbeing is more than just being 'happy' or living the 'good life'.  It is the sense of feeling physically and emotionally well - to feel that we are fulfilling our potential and that our lives are meaningful and worthwhile.

Our sense of wellbeing may be affcted by manny different things such nas:

  • Our physical health
  • The place we live
  • Whether we have a job we like
  • Good relationships with other people

You may not have much control over some of these things but there are some changes you can make to improve your sense of wellbeing.  sometimes small and simple lifestyle choices can make a difference to the way you feel.

to learn more about these wellbeing factors and the changes you can make to you life visit the website

A Choice appointment.

Your GP may suggest you arrange and attend a Choice appointment with the Changing Minds Wellbeing Team.   This appointment is your chance to discuss and explore your mental health and wellbeing with an experienced practitioner and will be held at your GP practice.

We have a member of the changing Minds Wellbeing team, Karen Leckie in on a Thursday and Friday morning for appointments.

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