Self isolation doesn’t have to mean being alone. We’re lucky to live in connected times and being in touch via the phone, email and virtually is so important.

Here’s a few ways to keep in touch with friends and family:

Watch this fantastic video on how to use Zoom from John at St George’s ILD Support Group.

If you need any help using a smartphone or an online video system to stay connected to your loved ones– let us know. Email us on – we are here to help you!

Support groups – staying connected during coronavirus

If you are a leader:

  • We are currently trialling and testing different ways of keeping your groups connected. We will update this as soon as we can.
  • Make sure Debra Chand our National Support Group Manager has your contact details by emailing Debra on

If you are a member:

  • Ask your support group leader if they can put you in touch with someone else from the group via the phone

Talk to Silverline

Silverline run a befriending phone service – if you are in need of social contact don’t hesitate to get in touch with them.

Stay in touch with APF

  • Follow us on social media – we will be posting news, information and sharing positivity from our community to keep us all connected during this challenging time.
  • Keep an eye on our website – we’ll be keeping it up to-date with the latest news

Look out for emails from APF – if you want to hear from us via email you can sign up on our website

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