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Wellbeing

The Shire MAT

Wellbeing Support and Resources

Here is a lovely resource for parents/carers from the Jigsaw Families Programme.  There are original stories and accompanying Calm Me Times, both on audio file and both with suggested learning activities (age 5+). 

National helplines for adults and children

Childline
A place a child or young person can talk to someone about something they are worried about. They can do this online or over the phone. (call 08001111)

NSPCC  
This charity works against child abuse - a helpline is available for parents or other adults concerned about a child (0808 8025544).

The Samaritans  
A confidential helpline which offers support and advice to those in emotional distress.  (call 116 123)

Young Minds Parentline                                                                                                                                                                             Offers information and advice to anyone worried about a child or young person under the age of 25. (call 0808 802 5544)

Papyrus
Charity working to prevent young suicide with a helpline for those worried about themselves or someone they know (call 0800 068 4141; text 0778 620 9697).

 

General mental health advice and support:

Big White Wall  
Online counselling service for young people aged 16+.

CALM
The Campaign against Living Miserably aims to reduce suicide rates among young men in the UK.

Doc Ready  
Prepares young people for their first visit to their GP to talk about their mental health.

Get Connected  
Support and signposting for young people under the age of 25. Telephone, email, text and web chat support.

Kooth  
Online counselling and support for children and young people.

Mind
National mental health charity providing information and advice.

Sane  
Information on mental health, as well as telephone, email and text support. Includes an online forum for over-18s.

The Mix  
Mental health information and support for the under-25s.

Time to Change  
Personal stories from young people about why mental health matters.

The Youth Wellbeing Directory
Online resource for families and young people up to the age of 24 listing local mental health services in their area. 

  

Anxiety

No Panic  
Helpline for young people who suffer from panic attacks, OCD, phobias, and other related anxiety disorders (call 0330 606 1174). 

 

Bipolar

Bipolar UK
Offers information about bipolar disorder, an online community, and a peer support line.

 

Bullying 

Bullying UK
Advice and support for dealing with bullying.

RespectMe  
Scotland's anti-bullying service working with adults involved in the lives of children and young people to give them the practical skills and confidence to deal with children who are bullied and those who bully others.

 

Depression 

Charlie Waller Memorial Trust  
Includes information for children and young people on how to recognise the signs of depression. 

My CAMHS Choice  
Information and support for young people who have been referred to the CAMHS system.

Students Against Depression
Information, advice and real-life stories for university students struggling with depression.

 

Drugs and alcohol

Addaction
Information about drug and alcohol problems.

Nacoa
Information and support for children and young people affected by a parent’s alcohol use.

 

Eating disorders

Beat Eating Disorders  
Helplines, online support and self-help groups on all types of eating disorder. 

 

Hearing voices 

Voice Collective  
Resources for young people who hear, see and sense things that others don’t. Support for parents is also offered.

 

Medication

Head Meds
Information for young people around medication, mental health and life.

 

OCD

OCD UK
Information and support on OCD, including online support forums.

 

Self-harm

Life Signs  
Information and support on self-harm in children and young people.

National Self-Harm Network
A forum providing crisis support, resources and advice on dealing with self-harm.

Recover Your Life  
Information and support around self-harm. Includes forums, online chat, open 24/7. 

Self Harm UK
Information for parents and professionals on self-harming behaviour.

 

Apps/Tools for Children and Young People

Healthy Minds  
Problem-solving tool aimed at students. 

InHand
An app to help young people through the ups and downs of life; it suggests activities to help based on how you rank your mood. 

Mindshift  
Specifically for young people to help them manage their anxiety. There are lots of tools, techniques and advice. 

Mood Panda  
Half moodtracker, half social network. It allows children and young people to choose whether to keep their mood private or share it publicly for support from other Mood Panda users. 

Mood Scope  
A mood tracking tool; the basic features are free but you have to pay for more in-depth features. 

Moodometer  
An app as well as an online resource which helps children and young people monitor and understand their emotional wellbeing.

Personal Zen  
Games that have been clinically proven to reduce stress. 

Recovery Record
Self-help tool for children and young people suffering from eating disorders.

SAM (Self-Help for Anxiety Management) 
Help with anxiety management which includes interactive games and tools, and an anxiety tracker. 

Stop, Breathe and Think  
Guide to meditation which recommends certain meditations based on how you’re feeling.

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