These are difficult times.
Mothrwell Football Club has always taken pride in its community, supporting it through difficult times. We have always been here for our fans and their families. We recognise that you need us now, more than ever.
We know that many of you are struggling with health, finances and access to goods and services.
Well Connected is our new programme of support. We're not going to replicate the work of local service providers, just highlight their work and how they can help.
If you think we have something missing or you provide a service which you believe should be included please email us and let us know.
Take care and stay safe
If you are displaying any symptoms of coronavirus or looking for additional information on what you should be doing, please visit www.nhsinform.scot. The link leads to:
Guidance for Households with Possible Coronavirus Infection
Social Distancing Guidelies
Advice for Professionals
Visiting your GP Surgery
Most GP Practices have closed their doors to physical appointments at the present time. This is because physical attendance at the surgery is considered high risk. Check the arrangements for your surgery by telephone or on their website.
All non-urgent dental care has been stopped, this includes basic work, check upsand orthodontics. If you have an urgent concern please telephone your dental practice who will be able to advise.
Things are difficult.
You may be feeling anxious, lonely, isolated or depressed. You may be worried about your job, debt or addiction. You are not alone.
NHS Inform have some fantastic resouces to help with mental health, including:
Coping with Money Worries
Struggling with Stress
Dealing with Traumatic Events
Breathing Space provide a safe and supportive space for anyone over 16 experiencing low mood, depression or anxiety.
You can call the Samaritans 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, on 116 123.
SAMH has a lot of resources and information on coronavirus and your mental wellbeing. It includes help with anxiety, OCD, issues for older people and young people, benefits, and coping with distressing news coverage.
The people of Lanarkshire can take advantage of a free online stress control resource that provides advice and support and helps deal with anxiety and stress during these challenging times.
Stress Control is a six-session class developed in Scotland and now run around the world. It teaches Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) skills to help deal with common problems such as anxiety, depression, panicky feelings, poor sleep and poor wellbeing.
Physical activity is a great way to help with mental health. There are lots of fantastic online workouts to suit all ages and abilities:
We know that many people struggle in normal circumstances; that situation can be exacerbated at the moment. There is help. Please contact someone as early as possible and measures can be put in place to support you:
Citizen's Advice Bureau has information on its website for many common scenarios
North Lanarkshire Council has links and advice for a wide range of money areas, from rent to energy bills.
Don't forget our local butchers, greengrocers and store which all have a good selection of supplies without the necessity to stand in busy stores.
If you need additional support with shopping because of mobility, self-isolation or other difficulties please contact your local food bank. You can find them on the Trussell Trust website.
It can be difficult being cut off from your family and friends for this prolonged period, but you are not alone. There are many apps, such as FaceTime, Houseparty and WhatsApp which can help you video call each other.
The elderly may be concerned about the impact of COVID, or you may be concerned about a relative. Age Scotland has a wide range of advice, resources and links to support agencies.
If you are missing your football fix, check out our Motherwell FC YouTube channel and relive some of the club's fixtures and inside info!
The Sporting Memories Network has a weekly digital "Sporting Pink" magazine which looks at football in bygone days. It's a great way of passing time reminiscing about football, completing puzzles and quizzes.