Need someone to talk to?
There are a number of ways in which you, as a young person, can find out information about topics that are of interest or to find out about things that may trouble or worry you. There are people that can help so please contact one of the below organisations if you are worried about anything or need someone to talk to.
We have listed a few organisations below:
The Reach4Wellbeing Team is part of the Starting Well Service in Worcestershire. We promote and support emotional wellbeing for children and young people aged 5-19 years old. We offer short-term group support programmes for those experiencing emotional difficulties, specifically anxiety, low mood and self-harm. These programmes are based on skills which research has discovered helps children and young people with these difficulties.
Royal College for Paediatrics and Children’s Health
COVID-19 Resources for Parents & Carers
You can contact childline at anytime – calls are free and confidential. Childline also have Message boards, you can have Online chats with counsellors as well as you can email them.
You can contact ChildLine about ANYTHING. No problem is too big or too small. Whatever you are worried about – its better out than in.
Please visit their website www.childline.org.uk for a wealth of information about issues that affect children and young people today.
UK’s Number 1 Resource for Dual Diagnosis – Mental Health, Dual Diagnosis & Addiction Treatment
Find important information that will help demystify Dual Diagnosis and make it easier for you to find proper treatment
You can reach them on: 0203 993 5571
Visit their website: www.getconnected.org.uk/
Early Help Family Support
What is early help and family support?
If you are experiencing difficulties in your family or are worried about your children, there are people who can offer help and support. Difficulties could be for example:
Here you can find advice and guidance to help support your family. If you need more help than your usual support network, for example your health visitor, child’s school, doctor or Children’s Centre the family support process can help.
Telephone: 01905 822666
Worcestershire Safeguarding Board Website
Can be reached via the below link and have information for children and young adults on how to find someone to talk to.
Stay safe on the Internet
Technology has become integral to young people’s lives and it is important that they know how to stay safe online and make the most of the opportunities that the internet provides. Whether you are a young person, parent or carer, or working with children, there are lots of resources to help.
Parents and carers play a key role in supporting children to learn about how to stay safe online, and they are one of the first people children turn to if things go wrong. We know it can be difficult to stay on top of the wide range of sites and devices that young people use, so we hope that the following advice helps. Please see the link below for more details.
Kooth, from XenZone, is an online counselling and emotional well-being platform for children and young people, accessible through mobile, tablet and desktop and free at the point of use.
Get Self Help
Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) has been proven to help mental health problems. This website provides CBT self help and therapy resources, including worksheets and information sheets and self help mp3s
Moodjuice offers information, advice to those experiencing troublesome thoughts, feelings and actions. From the site you are able to print off various self-help guides covering conditions such as depression, anxiety, stress, panic and sleep problems.
Headspace: Meditation and Mindfulness Made Simple (APP)
Live a happier, healthier life with just a few minutes of meditation a day on the Headspace app.
Moodgym is an interactive self-help program that provides cognitive behaviour therapy (CBT) training to help users prevent and cope with depression and anxiety.
FearFighter is a cognitive behavioural therapy-based online self-help course for treating panic and phobia. It teaches ways to tackle panicky or anxious thoughts and to stop avoiding
the things that cause them. FearFighter consists of nine computer-based sessions lasting about an hour each. *Charges and/or referral may apply*
thinkuknow is the education programme from NCA-CEOP, a UK organisation which protects children both online and offline.