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Support for Islanders

Keep the Island safe

Please look after yourself and your loved ones at this critical time. If you need extra support, there are organisations on the Island who can help. Let’s help each other to keep the Island safe.

Find out how to prevent the spread of COVID-19

Food support

Help with shopping

Help with benefits or money

Your health and wellbeing

The Isle of Wight Community Mental Health Support Hub provides advice and support for Islanders.

Domestic abuse advice

The NHS Coronavirus pages have a lot of useful health information about the virus, and what to do.

COVID-19 and your mental health. This NHS website has useful information including working from home and managing your mental health.

Advice for people at higher risk of COVID-19 (clinically extremely vulnerable) from nhs.uk and gov.uk.

If you need help from a GP, use your GP surgery’s website, use an online service or app, or call the surgery.

For urgent medical help – use NHS 111 online service, or call 111 if you’re unable to get help online.


Someone to talk to

Samaritans offer a friendly ear on the end of the phone 24 hours a day – and it’s free.
Tel: 116 123

Many local community hubs are offering telephone ring rounds and befriending through their volunteers.

Age UK IW offer telephone or digital befriending and wellbeing checks.
Tel: 01983 525282

Butterflies Bereavement Telephone Support
Tel: 01983 619503 or 07889009393

Carers IW – support for the Island’s carers
Tel: 01983 533173     
Email: info@carersiw.org.uk 

Mountbatten Keep Connected Helpline provides a friendly voice to chat to.
Tel: 01983 533331 

Mountbatten offers bereavement support to all Islanders. 
Tel: 01983 217346 during office hours

Suicide Prevention & Intervention IOW are trained and skilled in suicide prevention and intervention. They are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Tel: 01983 897331

Cold or COVID-19?

This guide can help you work out whether your child has got a cold or whether they should get tested for COVID-19. 

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