Help for you during the Corona Virus

Diabetic Eye Screening Appointments

Diabetic eye screening: important information about coronavirus (COVID-19) Guidance to keep you safe when attending your screening appointment

As a result of the NHS responding to the coronavirus pandemic, you may have waited longer than normal for your diabetic eye screen.It is important that you now attend your screening test. Delaying your screening further may put you at increased risk of developing diabetic retinopathy (eye disease or sight loss).

Travelling to and from your appointment

When travelling to and from your appointment, please follow the government guidelines. For more details, go to and search ‘staying safe outside your home’.

In line with government advice, when attending your appointment, you must wear a face covering. For guidance on how to wear and make a face covering, visit and search for ‘face covering’.

At your appointment please be aware:
• your appointment may not be at your usual venue
• social distancing measures will be in place in the screening clinic
• staff may be wearing protective clothing to protect you and them
• the screening appointment may take longer than usual

If you or any member of your household is suffering from any of the symptoms associated with COVID-19 or are self-isolating as outlined at please DO NOT attend the appointment.

If you have been shielding because you are clinically extremely vulnerable and you have concerns about the arrangements for your appointment, please contact your local screening service.

Similarly, if you are unable to attend, please contact your local screening service to reschedule your appointment for a different time. This is important so we can offer the appointment slot to someone else who needs it.

Changes to appointments poster
Eye screening appointment poster
Diabetic eye screening FAQ’s

Update from Hampshire County Council

Local authorities across Hampshire, including the County Council and all the districts and boroughs, have joined forces with the county’s community and voluntary sector, to ensure vulnerable people are able to access the support they need during the coming weeks.

A helpline is up and running for frail or vulnerable residents who do not have support from families, friends or their local community, and who need urgent assistance with essential food or household supplies, collection of medication, or who are at risk of loneliness.

You can contact the Coronavirus (COVID-19) Hampshire Helpline –Hantshelp4vulnerable – on 0333 370 4000. The helpline is available seven days a week, 9am-5pmIf you are deaf or hard of hearing and need support, please email or send a text
to 07507 309322.

Food Banks

Active at home during COVID

PHE Active at Home Booklet


Henry- in partnership with Barnardo’s

Online and telephone support for families with children under 5 helping you through the tough and challenging times

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Help with Domestic abuse

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Working in the Sex industry

Help for workers in the sex industry

Marie Stopes

We’re the leading provider of sexual and reproductive health services in the UK.

We have been helping women and men with their reproductive options for over 40 years.

We provide NHS-funded abortion and vasectomy care, as well as self-funded treatment, through our network of clinics across England. Your health and wellbeing is our biggest priority. While you’re in our care, we will always make sure you’re treated with dignity, respect and that you feel supported.

Services include:

Choice of counselling
• Supportive consultation
• Choice of medical or surgical abortion
• One visit only
• Contraception
• Aftercare advice (24 hrs / 7 days)

TOP Self-Referral Pad

Marie Stopes A4 poster C-19 updates

Advice to support family life during the COVID-19 pandemic

Family Life during lockdown

Advice about Children and Young People

Healthier Together

CYP Crisis Line Hampshire & IOW

Crisis Line for young people aged 11-17 years old living in Hampshire & Isle of Wight (excluding Portsmouth & Southampton).

The crisis line will provide immediate access to safe and confidential support for young people who are experiencing difficulty with their mental health. We will provide crisis de-escalation, healthy coping skills and signposting to useful website and app resources.

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday 3pm – 8:30pm. 
Freephone: 0300 303 1590. 

Help for partially sighted or Blind people during Corona Virus


Help for the Deaf during Corona Virus

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 Oasis – Out of Hours Mental Health Support 18+

Mind – COVID-19 update


For guidance for parents and carers on supporting children and young people’s mental health and wellbeing during the COVID-19 outbreak CLICK HERE

Talk Plus

We provide support to people with common mental health problems in North East Hampshire and Farnham including timely treatment for perinatal and military veteran referrals.

We offer treatments for stress, anxiety, low mood, depression, panic, phobiasOCD.

We are still open – click here for more information

COVID-19 – How to look after your mental health

Mental Health Help

Stop Smoking face to face clinics suspended

COVID-19 Stop Smoking

Stem 4

Supporting Teenage mental health

Step by Step

We support young people who are going through hard times, including homelessness. We provide accommodation, personal development opportunities, and specialist support services to empower young people and prevent homelessness.

Mind  – for children and young people

Mental Health support for children and young people aged 11-18

The Source Young People’s Charity

The Source Young People’s Charity is an inclusive local Christian Charity.

We support and empower Young People aged 14-25 living in Aldershot and the neighbouring towns to transform their lives through face to face, over the telephone and online Personalised Programmes of 1-1 and group support that build self-esteem, emotional intelligence and resilience.

We celebrate diversity and our doors are open to everyone regardless of belief or background.