Help with Food and Shopping on the East Marsh during the current period of isolation

North East Lincolnshire Council Covid19 Helpline

Support for those who need it most for individuals or families in North East Lincolnshire who are vulnerable/in need and have no one else to help them

Helpline: 01472 313131
8am – 8pm

Shalom – St John and St Stephen Church

Food deliveries – potentially free but small-scale on the East Marsh.
Call Rev Kay Jones 07811747569

The We Are One Foundation

The We are one foundation can help people who are self-isolating with their food parcel delivery service which runs on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. They can also provide homemade takeaway meals on Tuesday and Saturdays from 4pm. They are also continuing their usual family larder between 11am till 2pm on Tuesdays and Thursdays where you can collect food parcel from the entrance of St Andrews Church.

Website http://www.weareonefoundation.co.uk
Facebook https://www.facebook.com/groups/727789633991448
Telephone 073124990

Grimsby food kitchen

Grimsby food kitchen are still continuing their meals on Sundays (which are now takeaway only because of social distancing) and are free of charge too. They usually run between 11am – 2pm and are based in Prince Albert Gardens (best to contact the Facebook page to pre-order).

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/GrimsbyFoodKitchen

The Rock Foundation

The Rock Foundation is open too although they don’t do a delivery service.

39-41 Heneage Rd., Grimsby, DN32 9ES
Phone: 01472 488026
Open: Week days 10 am – 4 pm

Sun and Moon Festival: Coronavirus Statement

At this difficult time we hope everyone in our community is staying safe and well and we send everyone our very best wishes.

As a team we have been meeting (online) to decide what our best response should be to the crisis.  There has been a great deal of online activity from arts organisations all over the country and it has been encouraging and also somewhat overwhelming to see the speed and range of reactions.

As a team, we have decided to take things more slowly and not to rush to action.  We have made a plan and we now have a series of projects underway. When these are ready, they will be released with full details about how to participate.

So far, we have one online project, Writers United. This is a Facebook group that Carolyn is managing.  Each week Carolyn sets a challenge and writers are invited to post their writing to receive feedback from other writers.  It is a very positive space and has produced some lovely work from people.  Please send  a private message to the Facebook Sun and Moon page if you’d like to be added to Writers United: https://www.facebook.com/sunmoonfestgy/ 

Coming Soon:

Music and Performance

  • An activity for the Peace Choir to be released in the next 7-10 days.
  • Music for pre-schoolers and families- by end of April
  • Storytelling for children and families – by end of April

Arts and Crafts

  • Arts and crafts projects for adults – mid April
  • Arts and crafts for families and children – mid April

Creative Writing

  • The Proud East Marshian – online community newspaper – in development
  • Voices from the East Marsh – stories and writing from our community – in development.

Media and Web

Annabel will be developing the website content and hosting all of our events via the website. These will then be channelled to the Facebook page.

You can find us online here:

https://www.facebook.com/sunmoonfestgy/

https://www.sunandmoonfestival.org/

Stay safe and well.   Annabel, Carolyn, Josie, Rachel and Vivienne.

Kooth – free, safe and anonymous online counselling for young people (11-25)

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Children and young people can access free, online mental health support 365 days a year – you can chat with a professional counsellor, read self-help articles and/or join peer-to-peer forums.

From Kooth:

Support for young people: As a digital service Kooth continues to operate its anonymous, professional (BACP accredited) 1:1 text based counselling service and wellbeing support platform. There are no criteria thresholds, young people just need to go to www.kooth.com, create an account and get instant access to Kooth. They then have access 24/7 to the platform hosting clinical content, forums and peer support. If they wish to chat with a counsellor the clinical team are available from 12 – 10 pm Monday to Friday and from 6 – 10 pm at the weekend. Young people can join the chat queue or send a message to the team.

Coronavirus: East Marsh United are suspending all public meetings and events until further notice

Please don’t panic, but do take responsible action for yourself and for humans who may be more susceptible.

There is a LOT of information out there right now, and the situation is changing constantly – but at the moment not in a good way by any stretch.

If you want a solid source of information on the current crisis and what you should do to stay safe, read this article, the upshot of which says try to keep as many people home as possible, starting now: I need you to read this and decide about Coronavirus