The following websites have some useful advice for people struggling with anxiety and other mental health concerns:
YOUNGMiNDS are the UK’s leading charity for children and young people’s mental health. If you are in a mental health crisis, YOUNGMiNDS have a free 24/7 support service across the UK
MindEd for Families is a free learning resource about the mental health of children, young people and older adults.
Child Mind Institute has a wide range of resources to support families with children that are struggling.
Other sources of help for those suffering with mental health concerns:
MoodSpark It is “a place where young people aged 10-16 can learn how to look after their emotional and mental health and find ways to help them bounce back when life gets tough.” The website contains lots of resources to support wellbeing, and build resilience, and is developed and created by the charity Headstart. It also contains resources tailored to COVID-19 and the current lockdown.
Jo Morton- Brown We were very impressed with the advice and guidance she was able to provide, and wanted to point you in the direction of her You-Tube channel. The guidance is mainly aimed at supporting the wellbeing and mental health of young people aged 11-19 during the lockdown period. Some of it is aimed at school staff, but the vast majority of it is applicable to parents and carers as well.
Mental Health Awareness week The week beginning 18th May was mental health awareness week. They have a website that supports this week and the theme is kindness.
The Samaritans- 116 123
Childline (under 18’s)- 0800 1111 Childine is a free, private and confidential service where you can talk about anything. Whatever your worry, whenever you need help, they are there for you online, on the phone, anytime.
Mental Health Direct- for people in crisis- 0300 555 1000
If you are Worried About Someone
To report a non-urgent crime:
If you or someone you know is in danger, is at risk of imminent harm or has been harmed:
999 emergency services
If you or someone you know is suffering due to Domestic Violence:
0808 2000 247- Refuge
If you have concerns about the welfare of a child:
01634 334466- Children’s Services (Social Care)
03000 419191- Children’s Services Out of Hours
If your family have suffered a bereavement, Child Bereavment UK have a range of resources to support children and their families.
or call their helpline: 0800 02 888 40