We’re sure this is a really worrying time for you, especially if you don’t have family around to talk to. You might be feeling a bit overwhelmed by what you’re hearing in the news and by changes in your life that are being caused by coronavirus.

We’re talking to the government about what help and support can be put in place for you at this time.

Get in touch with us! We want to know:

    • how you’ve been affected
    • what issues you’re experiencing
    • what kind of support you need

We’ll take your voices to government and ensure decision-makers take your views into account in their actions during this uncertain time.

Share your experiences with us at hello@imohub.org.uk, or tweet us @imo_latest.

If you think you might have coronavirus, stay at home and follow NHS guidance.

Support services

If you need immediate support or advice, there are lots of organisations who can help:

Become: if you’ve got questions about the impact of coronavirus on the care you’re receiving, want some personal advice, or just need someone to talk to

Help at Hand: support, advice, and information for children in care and care leavers, from the team at the Children’s Commissioner’s Office

YoungMinds Crisis Messenger: provides free, 24/7 crisis support across the UK if you are experiencing a mental health crisis

Childline: advice and protection for children 24 hours a day, and free, confidential counselling

The Mix: information, support and listening for people under 25.

Samaritans24-hour confidential listening and support for anyone who needs it (including adults)

Read our articles on what you need to know about coronavirus and how to look after your wellbeing while self-isolating.