COVID-19 What does that mean for MAP?

We think it is important to be here for young people during this difficult time. We are supporting you via email and telephone in line with the Government guidelines, Please keep checking for our latest updates! Take care.

We’re providing a free phone advice line and email advice service for young people across Norfolk.

advice@map.uk.net

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We are still providing support!

We will continue to provide vital support about issues such as housing, money & mental health. With schools closing and people having to stay home we will also be working to keep people connected and active.

There is a lot we can do online and by phone so please do get in touch. This is what we are providing at the moment, though please bear with us as things can change by the day.

General Enquiries

The Government is saying that everyone must stay home and follow social distancing rules. Please call or email us if you need help with anything. We can support you by phone or by email.

Young people can call our advice line free on 0800 0744 454 or email us at advice@map.uk.net to ask any questions about the support we offer or where to get help with anything you’re worried about or having problems with.

If you are not a young person and want to find out more about MAP or how young people can access our services call our main number on 01603 766994 or use our general email info@map.uk.net.

Advice

We’re providing a free phone advice line and email advice service for young people across Norfolk.

advice@map.uk.net

The advice line is open 10.30 am – 5.30 pm Monday to Friday (except bank holidays). If you live in Norfolk and are aged 11-25, please call or email us if you:

• Need food
• Are worried about money and debt
• Need advice about housing or benefits
• Don’t know where to get help for other problems or worries

Our team of expert advisers will be there to help. It’s free and confidential. We also provide support on lots of different issues, this includes things like:

• Employment, education and training
• Being a young parent
• Relationships, sex and sexual health
• Gender identity
• Mental health
• Drugs and alcohol

The advice line and advice email is only for young people. If you need to refer a young person to MAP for advice and support please use the usual channels:

By telephone: 01603 766994

By email: info@map.uk.net

While government restrictions are in place in response to Covid-19 we are only doing face to face work by appointment and in rare circumstances. We will always try to resolve problems by telephone or email first. This means our centres in Norwich and Great Yarmouth are not open for drop-in.

Counselling & Therapeutic work

We are offering support, from information giving and brief contacts to help with coping strategies and full counselling sessions, by telephone (calls and texts), by email and online via Zoom. We plan this with each young person by looking at what works best for them and what we are able to provide.  

Please note that if you are on any of our waiting lists we will be working our way towards you as usual, do contact us if you have any questions about this and/or updates about your circumstances to let us know about.

Young people can call our advice line for free on 0800 0744 454 or email us at advice@map.uk.net to find out more and how to access counselling and therapeutic work.

Youth Work

Youth workers are continuing to support young people over the phone & through online platforms such as Zoom.

Great News! Great Yarmouth open access groups that are now running online. Chill Spot, The UnCommon, Building Connections and mentoring sessions are available. Please get in touch with Alisha with any inquiries.

We are also offering 1 to 1 mentoring for young people who attend City of Norwich School or Jane Austen college for our VRAC project. For all inquiries please get in touch with Joel.

Find out more and get in touch with the Norfolk Youth Advisory Boards (YABs)

NorwichJessicaBarnard@map.uk.net LizzyOlley@map.uk.net

Great YarmouthKarlaGeorge@map.uk.net TamarMoshkovitz@map.uk.net

BroadlandEmmaRush@map.uk.net

BrecklandMichelleBibby@map.uk.net RogerPartridge@map.uk.net

West NorfolkBobCasey@map.uk.net RogerPartridge@map.uk.net

North NorfolkMelanieBlanch@map.uk.net GillianRockey@map.uk.net

Here are some links that you may find useful at this time to keep you well. 

Latest Government Guidelines

NHS Guidelines

Washing your hands

What to do it you are anxious about Corona Virus

Corona Virus and your Wellbeing from Mind.

How to keep active whilst at home.

How to stay well from the NHS.

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