We would like to make you aware of the the following organisations which are there to provide support during this difficult time:
Kooth.com have asked us to remind you that they are still here during Coronavirus. Kooth is an online service that supports the wellbeing and resilience of students.
Kooth provides a safe and secure means of accessing mental health and well-being support designed specifically for young people. It offers young people the opportunity to have a text-based conversation with a qualified counsellor. Counsellors are available from 12noon to 10pm on weekdays and 6pm to 10 pm at weekends, every day of the year on a drop-in basis. Young people can access regular booked online counselling sessions as needed. Outside counselling hours’ young people can message our team and get support by the next day.
When students register with Kooth they will have support available to them now and in the future. Support can be gained not only through counselling but articles, forums and discussion boards. All content is age appropriate, clinically approved and fully moderated.
Most of our students should be familiar with Kooth but to register and find out more visit www.Kooth.com
You can also view a short video about the service at: https://vimeo.com/318731977/a9f32c87de.
The Prince’s Trust has released a short video: youtube.com/princestrust/video about the Trust’s work with young people to help with their wellbeing during this difficult time and to support them to feel positive about the future.
Prince’s Trust have committed to a new five-point Youth Action Plan which will ensure young people continue to get the support they need.
CBBC Newsround have produced a range of resources, including videos and advice, for children and young people who might be worried about coronavirus.
Read the news story: Coronavirus: here’s some advice if you’re worried about it
CAMHS have updated the MyMind website (www.mymind.org.uk) with various resources / links in relation to supporting children & young people around Covid-19 and their mental health. This is the main NHS website for children and young people’s mental health and emotional wellbeing in Cheshire and Wirral. There is also information for parents.
Anna Freud Centre: Supporting Young People’s Mental Health during this period
Open Door have just launched a series of initiatives for Years 10 and 11 under their new ‘Horizons’ project, providing coping strategies and activities which can help you through this period, keep our heads healthy and our households harmonious. Further information can be found via the following link:
Other established organisations that support pupil wellbeing
There are other established organisations that operate to support young people, particularly when the school is closed. Web addresses and phone numbers have been provided below where applicable.
ChildLine is a free 24 hour counselling service for children and young people in the UK provided by the NSPCC. ChildLine deals with any issue which causes distress or concern. If you are worried about anything, something big or something small – don’t bottle it up. It can really help if you talk to someone. If there is something on your mind and you cannot talk to your parent or a teacher, ChildLine is here for you. Phone: 0800 1111
Coram Voice (advice for children in care)
Coram Voice provides support for children in care and equips them to hold to account the services that are responsible for their care.
– advice on their rights and what support they’re entitled to
– support at meetings with Children’s Services to express their wishes and feelings
– support to make a complaint if they are not happy about the decisions that have been made about them
Freephone helpline: 0808 800 5792
- Email : firstname.lastname@example.org
- Text and WhatsApp: 07758 670369
- Online: www.coramvoice.org.uk/alwaysheard
Freephone: 0808 801 0677 or Youthline 0808 801 0711
Kooth (online support for young people)
Kooth provides a safe and secure means of accessing mental health and wellbeing support designed specifically for young people.
Papyrus (Prevention of young suicide)
Support to tackle alcohol and substance misuse, targeting those young people that require intensive support.
Phone: 0151 666 4123
Teenwirral offers online advice, tips and support for teenagers on a variety of issues: from creating a CV, to online bullying support and mental health issues .The site has been updated with a new look and logo and is designed to work better on mobiles and tablets.
Are you a young person in crisis or do you need help coping with a mental health issue?