Coronavirus Updates

Dear A Father’s Child Services CIC Customers,

**SERVICES ARE NOW BEING PROVIDED REMOTELY & IN OUR OFFICES**

We are updating you with information considering the current situation, and understand that for some of our customers, the Covid-19 situation may still be quite an anxious period for you. Mental Health is as unique as the individual it may affect.

A Father’s Child Services CIC has considered current Government advice and our Birmingham office as well as our Evesham office will now be able to accommodate face-to-face services on an individually assessed basis.

Our sites are spacious enough to safely offer a service with a 2 metre social distancing measure.

We will continue to update the website as and when Government updates become available or change the current advice.  
We have introduced face masks while navigating the building, hand sanitisers are on site and hand washing facilities are readily available, and extra cleaning procedures have been implemented around the building.

We are offering our Counselling and Mentoring services for those of you who do not already use them, via telephone, Video Conference facilities as well as our individually assessed face to face sessions.  This will be reviewed in consideration with the Government strategy.

Please call Michelle on 01213894922 or 07731523297 to discuss and arrange any services.  All cancellation policies remain as per original contracts, which still apply.  

*If you are diagnosed with or have a suspected cold or Covid-19 symptoms, you must notify A Father’s Child Services CIC prior to any face to face sessions using the below email. 

You are required to provide details for track and trace, where you are a client this will be redacted with reference made to see your file in case of trace activity being required.

Useful Links

afatherschildservicescic@gmail.com also review NHS 111 website straight away, or contact them to discuss your symptoms if necessary to seek further advice.  Call 999 immediately if it is an emergency.

You can view the current Government guidance here: https://www.gov.uk/coronavirus

NHS Covid-19 Self Assessment. Complete an Assessment!

Take a Covid-19 test to check if you have Coronavirus: https://www.gov.uk/get-coronavirus-test

The unprecedented situation has caused numerous changes to Legislation including a temporary change to The Mental Health Act 1983, you can view them here on Rethink Mental Health website.

The below Public Health Matters guide will give an idea of what contact may be of concern.
https://publichealthmatters.blog.gov.uk/2020/02/13/expert-interview-what-is-contact-tracing/

Please keep A Father’s Child Services CIC updated if you or someone you have been in contact with is diagnosed with or suspected of having Covid-19, prior to engaging in face to face services.

We have also included some Mental Health Well-Being advice from The Mental Health Foundation on looking after your mental health through the Corona virus situation, Five ways to Well-being DPT – NHS, and some useful information from the WHO:

The Mental Health Foundation
https://www.mentalhealth.org.uk/publications/looking-after-your-mental-health-during-coronavirus-outbreak

The Devon Partnership NHS Trust – Five ways to Well-being Toolkit
https://www.dpt.nhs.uk/resources/recovery-and-wellbeing/five-ways-to-wellbeing

The World Health Organisation https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019/advice-for-public/myth-busters

You can find NHS and Government guidance here:
https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/

We have also included some healthy tips on cleaning and disinfecting homes/clothing, if there are confirmed or suspected cases of Covid-19
https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/prevent-getting-sick/cleaning-disinfection.html

If you have any queries then please contact Michelle on the details below.  We will keep you updated on any further updates as they happen.

Stay safe & Well from the team at A Father’s Child Services CIC