Facebook community group offers advice and support during Jersey lockdown

A Facebook community group will share guidance and support for people in Jersey adjusting to life under lockdown.

The ‘Hometime’ group will include information and advice from Mind Jersey, Durrell and Digital Jersey among others.

Content will focus on a different theme each week, including health and wellbeing, learning and the island's heritage.

Durrell says it will provide an opportunity for islanders to learn more about the day-to-day operations at Jersey Zoo while it is closed during the pandemic.

While Jersey Zoo has closed its doors to the public, the work of Durrell doesn’t stop, and we want to help Islanders keep up-to-date with our animals. We’ll be providing resources to educate, inspire and entertain people at home, as well as a behind-the-scenes look at what our keepers are doing.

Alexandra Shears, Director of Communications and Fundraising at Durrell

James Le Feuvre, from Mind Jersey, says it is vital that people are able to access content to benefit their mental health.

Coronavirus has plunged the world into uncertainty and the constant news about the pandemic may well be taking its toll on people’s mental health. While we’re continuing to maintain most of our services over telephone, WhatsApp and video conferencing, we’re delighted to be working with the Government of Jersey to help more people access services, so they can stay mentally well in the coming weeks.

James Le Feuvre, from Mind Jersey