Caring for your health

9 April 2020

Flu vaccinations

The government has extended the time period for priority groups to get influenza vaccines free of charge, before they are made available to the general public, until 27 April.

This includes over-65 year olds, pregnant people, those with particular chronic conditions, young children with respiratory illnesses, and frontline health workers.

Getting a flu vaccination will help to reduce the burden on hospitals during the Covid-19 pandemic.

If you are eligible for a free vaccine, contact your medical centre to make an appointment.

Mental Health and Family Violence services

If you are struggling with your mental health, or you or a family member are at risk of family violence there are a number of helplines available to you:

  • Women’s Refuge: 0800 REFUGE or 0800 733 843
  • Hey Bro, helping men resist family violence: 800 HEY BRO or 0800 439 276
  • Need to talk service 1737 : Free call or text 1737 any time for support from a trained counsellor.
  • Lifeline : 0800 543 354 or free text 4357 (HELP)
  • Youthline : 0800 376 633 or free text 234
  • Samaritans : 0800 726 666

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Caring for your health