MENTAL HEALTH & COUNSELLING

Anxiety

Please use this Anxiety Booklet for top tips for young people and parents to help with anxiety.

Suicide Risk

In these strange times, it is possible that people we know are going through really difficult situations at home be it Covid, or Mental illness linked. Here is some information that will provide advice if you have any concerns around suicide:

Help for suicidal thoughts – NHS

Suicide Mental Health Foundation

Suicide Risk Leaflet

APYRUS was founded in 1997 by a mother, Jean Kerr, from Lancashire following the loss of her son to suicide. PAPYRUS was initially set up as the Parents’ Association for the Prevention of Young Suicide, hence the name PAPYRUS.  PAPYRUS is the national charity dedicated to the prevention of young suicide.  If you are concerned about someone, please click this link for help or guidance or call 08000684141
 

https://www.papyrus-uk.org/worried-about-someone/

Childline

Childline is a service that’s run by the NSPCC. They are available to support every child or young person in the UK. If you’re worried or are worried about someone else and would like support you can call them free on 0800 1111 you’ll get through to a counsellor, they’re there to listen and support you with anything you’d like to talk about. Or you can have a 1-2-1 counsellor chat online.

Please use this link for more information on how to contact childline on line or if you want more advice or help https://www.childline.org.uk/

Kooth

Free Online Counselling for children and young people, accessible through mobile, tablet and desktop! Your online mental wellbeing community. Free, safe and anonymous support. For more information and to sign up for free please click here https://www.kooth.com/

Talking Therapies

https://www.talkingtherapies.nelft.nhs.uk/

About talking therapies: It can be difficult having to cope alone and it is often impossible to see a clear way through. Whether your issues are caused by problems you face every day, or by events that have happened in your past – talking therapies can help. We are a free and confidential NHS service that will work with you to help you feel better. This service is available for anyone 18+ and you can make a self-referral online. There are also additional links to help you find the help you need or guidance on where you can go to get additional help and support.

Action For Happiness

Action for Happiness is a movement of people committed to building a happier and more caring society. We want to see a fundamentally different way of life – where people care less about what they can get just for themselves and more about the happiness of others.
Action for Happiness have ‘Ten keys to happier living’:

  1. Giving: Do things for others
  2. Relating: Connect with people
  3. Exercising: Take care of your body
  4. Awareness: Live life mindfully
  5. Trying out: Keep learning new things
  6. Direction: Have goals to look forward to
  7. Resilience: Find ways to bounce back
  8. Emotions: Focus on what’s good
  9. Acceptance: Be comfortable with who you are
  10. Meaning: Be part of something bigger

Each month the organisation publish a happiness calendar. Whether you do the activities suggested on the right day or; there are some really useful prompts.
https://www.actionforhappiness.org/calendars


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