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Mental Health & Wellbeing

We are thrilled to announce that we have achieved the WAS wellbeing award.

At the end of this list are also flyers which you might find useful. 

MENTAL HEALTH SUPPORT DURING COVID-19

Below are some links and support information for families impacted by Covid-19:

YESS Virtual Coffee mornings for Mental Wellbeing 

YESS Covid-19 support details

HOPE Zoom parent support group - KeddieHOPE2021@outlook.com  

Action for Childrenask.us@actionforchildren.org.uk  or Phone: 0300 123 2112 (open 9am to 5pm, Monday to Friday)

The East Staffs Family Support Service (Harvey Girls) are still supporting families and parents can make a self-referral on 01283 533449 and they have a website: eaststaffordshirefamilysupport.co.uk

https://www.hachette.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2020/12/How-to-Stay-Calm-in-a-Global-Pandemic-Free-ebook.pdf?_ga=2.102873414.711411056.1609771723-306701200.1609771723

MENTAL HEALTH HELPLINES AND DOCUMENTS

Staffordshire Connects 

Please use the link below to visit the Staffordshire Connects website - this site has an A-Z of resources and contacts for Social, Emotional and Mental Health:

Social, emotional and mental health - Search Results | Staffordshire Connects

Children's Mental Health 

Please see the link below and the document at the bottom of this page for more information and advise from Staffordshire Connects regarding children's mental health:

Children's mental health support pathway | Staffordshire Connects

Kind minds magazine

Issue 1

Issue 2 

Issue 3

Issue 4

Issue 6

HAPPY MAPS

Worried about your Child's Behaviour or Mental Health? Here is a new website covering a wide range of issues:  https://www.happymaps.co.uk

Anxiety UK

Charity providing support if you have been diagnosed with an anxiety condition.

Phone: 03444 775 774 (Monday to Friday, 9.30am to 10pm; Saturday to Sunday, 10am to 8pm)

Website: www.anxietyuk.org.uk

Bipolar UK

A charity helping people living with manic depression or bipolar disorder.

Website: www.bipolaruk.org.uk

CALM

CALM is the Campaign Against Living Miserably, for men aged 15 to 35.

Phone: 0800 58 58 58 (daily, 5pm to midnight)

Website: www.thecalmzone.net

MEN'S HEALTH 

Men's Health Forum

24/7 stress support for men by text, chat and email.

Website: www.menshealthforum.org.uk

Male Menopause and Mental Health 

Website: www.optimale.co.uk

Mental Health Foundation

Provides information and support for anyone with mental health problems or learning disabilities.

Website: www.mentalhealth.org.uk

Mind

Promotes the views and needs of people with mental health problems.

Phone: 0300 123 3393 (Monday to Friday, 9am to 6pm)

Website: www.mind.org.uk

No Panic

Voluntary charity offering support for sufferers of panic attacks and obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD). Offers a course to help overcome your phobia or OCD.

Phone: 0844 967 4848 (daily, 10am to 10pm). Calls cost 5p per minute plus your phone provider's Access Charge

Website: www.nopanic.org.uk

Mental Health Helpline

0808 800 2234 or via text on 07860 022821 - free, confidential and anonymous service who provide a talking, listening and advice service 7pm-2am on weekdays and 2pm-2am on weekends.

OCD Action

Support for people with OCD. Includes information on treatment and online resources.

Phone: 0845 390 6232 (Monday to Friday, 9.30am to 5pm). Calls cost 5p per minute plus your phone provider's Access Charge

Website: www.ocdaction.org.uk

OCD UK

A charity run by people with OCD, for people with OCD. Includes facts, news and treatments.

Phone: 0333 212 7890 (Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm)

Website: www.ocduk.org

SUICIDE

Papyrus

Young suicide prevention society.

Phone: HOPELINEUK 0800 068 4141 (Monday to Friday, 10am to 10pm, and 2pm to 10pm on weekends and bank holidays)

Website: www.papyrus-uk.org

NHS- Support for families after someone may have died by suicide

A useful guide for families where someone in the family may have died by suicide

Further reading to consider on Death by Suicide:

Papyrus School Guide:  Save The Class Download | Papyrus UK | Suicide Prevention Charity (papyrus-uk.org)

School after suicide:  children and young people’s experience in education after losing a parent to suicide:  http://etheses.whiterose.ac.uk/24689/

Other resources you might find useful are:

https://shiningalightonsuicide.org.uk/bereaved-by-suicide/

This is the greater Manchester suicide response and they have a specialist suicide bereavement nurse to help support families. https://www.ifucareshare.co.uk/

Is a charity that supports families after suicide using people that have been bereaved themselves and help with all aspects including navigating the inquest etc. They also have a help line and crisis messenger service if people are feeling suicidal.

Child Bereavement UK and Winston's Wish have good resources and support for children. Papyrus are also a brilliant organisation who provide lots of useful information and support.

An article about the importance of language: https://www.irmi.com/articles/expert-commentary/language-matters-committed-suicide

Headspace Suicide Prevention Kit for Secondary Schools (Australia, 2012)

https://headspace.org.au/assets/School-Support/Compressed-Postvention-Toolkit-May-2012-FA2-LR.pdf

Rethink Mental Illness

Support and advice for people living with mental illness.

Phone: 0300 5000 927 (Monday to Friday, 9.30am to 4pm)

Website: www.rethink.org

Samaritans

Confidential support for people experiencing feelings of distress or despair.

Phone: 116 123 (free 24-hour helpline)

Website: www.samaritans.org.uk

SANE

Emotional support, information and guidance for people affected by mental illness, their families and carers. 

SANEline: 0300 304 7000 (daily, 4.30pm to 10.30pm)

Textcare: comfort and care via text message, sent when the person needs it most: www.sane.org.uk/textcare

Peer support forum: www.sane.org.uk/supportforum

Website: www.sane.org.uk/support

YoungMinds

Information on child and adolescent mental health. Services for parents and professionals.

Phone: Parents' helpline 0808 802 5544 (Monday to Friday, 9.30am to 4pm)

Website: www.youngminds.org.uk

ABUSE (child, sexual, domestic violence)

SUPPORT FOR CHILDREN, FAMILIES AND SCHOOLS WITH THE ‘EVERYONE’S INVITED’ WEBSITE SEXUAL ABUSE DISCLOSURES

The government aims to mobilise a support helpline and support services for students reporting current and historic sexual abuse in their schools as soon as possible. In the meantime, Catch 22 (Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent commissioned service) have gathered together a few tips and resources that may be helpful. Please see the PDF document at the bottom of this website titled 'Everyone's Invited disclosures- tips and resources from Catch22 (002)' for the links to resources and further information. 

FURTHER RESOURCES FOR HEALTHY RELATIONSHIPS: 

https://learning.nspcc.org.uk/training/schools/managing-sexualised-behaviour-in-schools-online-courses/

https://www.nspcc.org.uk/keeping-children-safe/support-for-parents/underwear-rule/

NSPCC Speak out stay safe

https://www.nice.org.uk/news/article/nice-issues-first-of-its-kind-guidance-on-harmful-sexual-behaviour

Stop It Now

Harmful Sexual Behaviour Prevention Toolkit

Childline Healthy and Unhealthy Relationships

Disrespect Nobody

NSPCC Making Sense of Relationships

NSPCC It's Not Ok

Peer on Peer Abuse Toolkit

DfE Sexual violence and harassment between children Guidance

Gov.uk Sexting in Schools Guidance and Resources

SSSCB Safeguarding Practice Guidance

NSPCC

Children's charity dedicated to ending child abuse and child cruelty.

Phone: 0800 1111 for Childline for children (24-hour helpline)

0808 800 5000 for adults concerned about a child (24-hour helpline)

Website: www.nspcc.org.uk

Changes Young People

Changes is a peer support service promoting the recovery of young people in mental distress. The service is a self-referral service which covers children living in Stoke, Newcastle-under-Lyme, Staffordshire Moorlands plus Stafford.

http://www.changesyp.org.uk/

Refuge

Advice on dealing with domestic violence.

Phone: 0808 2000 247 (24-hour helpline)

Website: www.refuge.org.uk

Staffordshire Survive Sexual Assault and Abuse Service

https://www.staffordshirewomensaid.org/get-help/survive-sexual-assault-and-abuse-service/ 

Alcoholics Anonymous

Phone: 0800 917 7650 (24-hour helpline)

Website: www.alcoholics-anonymous.org.uk

National Gambling Helpline

Phone: 0808 8020 133 (daily, 8am to midnight)

Website: www.begambleaware.org

Narcotics Anonymous

Phone: 0300 999 1212 (daily, 10am to midnight)

Website: www.ukna.org

Alzheimer's Society

Provides information on dementia, including factsheets and helplines.

Phone: 0333 150 3456 (Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm and 10am to 4pm on weekends)

Website: www.alzheimers.org.uk

Cruse Bereavement Care

Phone: 0808 808 1677 (Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm)

Website: www.cruse.org.uk

Crime victims

Rape Crisis

To find your local services phone: 0808 802 9999 (daily, 12pm to 2.30pm and 7pm to 9.30pm)

Website: www.rapecrisis.org.uk

Victim Support

Phone: 0808 168 9111 (24-hour helpline)

Website: www.victimsupport.org

Eating disorders

Overeaters Anonymous

https://www.oagb.org.uk/ 

Beat

Phone: 0808 801 0677 (adults) or 0808 801 0711 (for under-18s)

Website: www.b-eat.co.uk

Mencap

Charity working with people with a learning disability, their families and carers.

Phone: 0808 808 1111 (Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm)

Website: www.mencap.org.uk

Family Lives

Advice on all aspects of parenting, including dealing with bullying.

Phone: 0808 800 2222 (Monday to Friday, 9am to 9pm and Saturday to Sunday, 10am to 3pm)

Website: www.familylives.org.uk

Relate

The UK's largest provider of relationship support.

Website: www.relate.org.uk

Others for young people

Stem4

Support for young people and free apps for them to use providing them with a range of ways to help manage anxiety and the urge to self-harm. https://stem4.org.uk/  

The Mix.

Support for young people regarding self-harm including apps and tools, a one to one chat option, telephone helpline and crisis messenger.

https://www.themix.org.uk/mental-health/self-harm/self-harm-resources-and-reading-5700.html  

Time to Change

A selection of straightforward, tried and tested resources and free materials to get young people in school talking. The resources include 10 and 15 minute assembly plans, short activites including quizzes and conversation bingo together with resources for parents.

https://www.time-to-change.org.uk/get-involved/get-involved-schools/school-resources  

Anna Freud – National Centre for children and families

A range of resources for schools to help them deal with children’s mental health including videos together with information to support staff mental wellbeing.

https://www.annafreud.org/what-we-do/schools-in-mind/resources-for-schools/  

NHS – Student mental health

Support for children around anxiety, low motivation, sleep problems or self-esteem issues. The site includes links to NHS choices Mood Zone and students against depression and advises older children on where they can turn to for support.

https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/stress-anxiety-depression/student-mental-health/  

Visyon- Empowering young people

An emotional health and wellbeing support service for children aged 5-18 years in Staffordshire Moorlands. Vision provides support for children, young people and their families. They offer wellbeing sessions, 1:1mentoring, 1:1 therapeutic support and a space to talk.

https://www.visyon.org.uk/

Teen Mental Health – A Guide for Parents

This guide from MyTutor about teen mental health, with useful tips and advice for parents to help their teens overcome body image issues, academic anxiety, peer pressure, and cyberbullying, and links to other important mental health resources.
https://www.mytutor.co.uk/blog/teen-mental-health-a-guide-for-parents/

GET ACTIVE - DOING OUR BIT

https://www.staffordshire.gov.uk/DoingOurBit/Get-Inspired/Health-and-wellbeing/Do-it-to-feel-good-physical.aspx

SADNESS AND BREAVEMENT

Please see the PDF documents 'Hope through Sadness' and 'Support through Breavement' at the bottom of this page for support and guidance.

DERBYSHIRE YOUNG CARERS 

Campaign ‘are you young carer aware?’

https://www.derbyshirecarers.co.uk/young-carers-gp-project

SCREEN ADDICTION 

Understanding Screen Addiction and Responsible Digital Use
https://www.comparethemarket.com/broadband/content/screen-usage-guide/ 

This guide offers:

  • Informative insights into increased screen use during COVID-19 - with phone usage up by about 30% from pre-pandemic levels.
  • Step-by-step advice on how to take control of your screen use by identifying triggers, scheduling screen time, and setting restrictions on your phone.
  • Useful information on digital detoxers and dieters: 7 in 10 people have tried to moderate their digital consumption in some way, with 37% deleting an app and 27% turning off notifications.
  • Quotes from experts appear throughout, along with useful links for further reading on the topic.