Lockdown lifting

As lockdown is gradually eased, we all need to adjust to ‘the new normal’ the Maldon Coronavirus response team have been putting together information and services for local people to help them to find support and build skills.

Read our leaflet for the community online here and download information from the pharmacy team


Building Resilience

The resilience workshops are aimed at adults generally and  introduce the idea of managing daily pressures such as families and relationships, financial or workplace stress or serious health problems whilst giving you coping strategies to bounce back when life is particularly tough.

The course consists of a series of 4 online Zoom workshops on the below dates 9th, 16th, 23rd & 30th Nov 2020 10am – 12.30pm including breaks.

The course will cost £20 per person plus postage costs

Mental Health First Aid

This course is aimed at anyone who wants to learn new skills around manging mental health. It helps you identify and deal with people with mental health issues, giving you strategies and techniques to help support people both at work and in daily life.

The online course runs over 4 days and participants must attend all sessions.

Fridays – 6th, 13th,  20th & 27th November 2020,

Times: Sessions 1 & 3 10am – 3pm and Sessions 2 & 4 10am – 1pm including breaks

Venue: Zoom – you will receive an invite once registered

Course charge £35 to cover materials (manual, workbook, certificate and action card) plus postage.

Alternatively a one day session is available dependent on demand, please contact us for more information.

Build your IT Skills

One hour workshops to introduce you to a range of online learning tools to help build professional skills such as office software, online resources, email and presentations. Support to develop your own learning goals and optional ongoing support from a digital buddy. Weekly on a Friday at 10am.

To book onto a course please call the Maldon Coronavirus helpline on 01621 851997

Volunteer Support

Buddy Walkers

Unsure about going out? Then a buddy walker volunteer can help. A buddy walker will come to your door and accompany you on a socially distanced walk at your own pace for up to half an hour. They can go with you to the local shops, to get a fish and chip supper, or simply take a turn around your garden so that you can get used to being out and about in company. All buddy walkers respect social distancing, have face coverings and follow good hygiene practices. To find out more call the helpline on 01621 851997.

Digital Buddies

As support reduces, now might be a good time to think about whether you or your family would benefit from online services such as getting your repeat prescriptions online, learning about video-calling with family, or finding local businesses that can deliver. If you would like a friendly digital buddy volunteer to help you go through what you would like to do, please call the helpline on 01621 851997