We have put together some useful links and sources of mental health support so that children and young people, parents, carers, and staff can get the advice and help they need.
The list below is not exhaustive, and many other useful organisations and services exist, but it is hoped that these will help children, young people and adults navigate the key resources and get the support they deserve.
General information relevant to children and young people’s wellbeing and mental health
These resources are dedicated to children and young people’s general mental health and wellbeing, with a particular focus on mindfulness with developing coping skills in young people.
NHS Apps libraryhelps people find apps and online tools to help manage their health and wellbeing. For example:
Calm Harm is designed to help people resist or manage the urge to self-harm.
Catch it helps people manage feelings like anxiety and depression and improve mental wellbeing.
The Student health app is designed to reduce your worries, feel more confident and get the support you need at what can be a challenging time for any student.
Thrivehelps you prevent and manage stress, anxiety and related conditions.
Students Against Depressionis a website offering advice, information, guidance and resources to those affected by low mood, depression and suicidal thinking.
Togetherallis available for students at eligible universities and colleges who are feeling stressed, anxious, low or not coping. It provides an anonymous online community who share troubles and support each other. It is a safe space as it is moderated by trained professionals who are available 24/7.
Place2Behas a host of mental health resources available. They organise Children’s Mental Health Week every year.
SafeSpot is an iPhone and Android app that promotes positive mental wellbeing in children and young people and has been designed to help children and young people with their coping skills.
Mental Health at Work: Supporting Educators’ Mental Health including during the pandemic. Round-the-clock one-to-one support by call or text from trained volunteers, plus resources, tips and ideas to look after your mental health.
NHS: Mental Health Helplines for Urgent Help – NHS 24-hour advice and support for you, your child, your parent or someone you care for. Help is available to speak to a mental health professional.
NHS IAPT:free online NHS adult psychological therapies, such as cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT), for common problems involving stress, anxiety and depression. IAPT services can be accessed either through a self-referral by contacting your Local IAPT or via your GP.
Headspace: Headspace for Educators offers educators access to free mindfulness and meditation exercises and resources for every age group, and a free Headspace Meditation App.
Public Health EnglandEvery Mind Matters: Looking After Your Mental Health Resources aims to support everyone to feel more confident in taking action to look after their mental health and wellbeing by promoting a range of self-care actions.
Public Health England: Every Mind Matters Self-Care Tool when you complete the 5 ‘Survey’ questions, a ‘Mind Plan’ is generated, with signposting options to many useful resources.
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