Mental Health & Wellbeing

During challenging and difficult times we often think of others before ourselves - however this is the time when we need to look after our own wellbeing, whether it be physical, spiritually or emotional. If you're feeling stressed , anxious , worried down , depressed , or just want to feel happier this webpage provides lots of links to help you.


Five Key Messages

  1. Your wellbeing takes priority , now and always
  2. Regularly check in with yourself to see how you are feeling
  3. Your physical and mental wellbeing are entwined , not separate
  4. Taking time out for yourself is essential
  5. You are not alone , talking to others can put things into perspective

This webpage will give you lots of places to find information  , but if you need extra support reach out to those around you , whether it's a family member , friend , teacher , doctor or other professional.

Useful Websites and Apps

 Click on the icons below to take you useful areas of support



Report Harmful Content 


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Useful Resources


Tips to help manage your own wellbeing - click here

5 steps to mental wellbeing


Mental wellbeing audio guides

Increased Internet and Screen Usage - staying safe online from Think U Know

Developing Resilience - simple advice for adults from MIND

Audio Guides

Low mood,  sadness and depression click here for the NHS audio guide

Anxiety control training  click here for the NHS audio guide

Overcoming sleep problems click here for the NHS audio guide

Low confidence and assertiveness click here for the NHS audio guide

Activity Packs

Click on the links below to download your first home activity packs for each age range. Each pack contains two 15 minute activities to do with your child, using Thinkuknow resources. The next two will be released in a fortnight’s time.

Tools for Managing emotions

Seven days of kindness calendar - click here

The Great Indoors activity pack - Click here

Resources for Dealing with effects of lockdown

Wellbeing Course

Stress Management Pack

Time Management Activity Pack

Looking after your physical health resource pack 

Mental Wellbeing activity pack


Support Now

Children and young people, parents and carers in crisis can call the
Alder Hey CAMHS crisis care line 24 hours a day, seven days a week on 0151 293 3577 or freephone 0808 196 3550

They should only present to Accident Emergency Department if they need medical treatment or are struggling to keep themselves safe in the immediate moment.

Listen  - The Mental Health Foundation podcast

Track - Catch it App

Do  - Breathing Exercises

Talk -  If you need to speak to someone right now, please contact one of the following 24 hour services:  SAMARITANS: 116 123 / CHILDLINE: 0800 1111 /

Calm Zone  In a Crisis - text shout to 85258 

Mindfulness NHS Advice



Advice for  Parents and Carers

Support , activities and ideas for younger children

Parents and Carers Help sheet for secondary

Supporting your child during the Coronavirus Pandemic - Link to Young Minds website

Loneliness - Are you or your child lonely ? Tips for parents - Action for Children  click here

Family Problems - Information on how family problems can affect children and guidance for spotting the signs and supporting pupils. click here

Sleep disturbance - good sleep hygiene booklet

11 ways to get a good nights sleep - click here

Mind - website for mental health support and advice

Understanding Screen Addiction during COVID-19




How can you cope with feeling angry  Video for younger children

Tools for managing emotions

Resilience ladder

Resilience Activities and videos from  Primary Leagues Primary Stars

Resilience Game - board game from Mentally Healthy Schools

Building Resilience - Sesame Street

Dealing with change and loss activities

 Understanding Screen Addiction during COVID-19


 Bite-size training for parents/carers and professionals working with children and young people 

Merseyside Youth Association’s mental health promotion team (RAISE Team) continue to deliver their range of bite-size courses, adapted from courses they have previously delivered.

These sessions cover a range of mental health issues that impact children, young people and their families.

Social media and mental health – 01/10/2021 10:00 am - 10:45 am Book here 
Grief and Loss -  07/10/2021 10:00 am - 11:00 am Book here 
An Introduction to Psychosis – 14/10/2021 10:00 am - 11:00 am Book here 
Attachment - 21/10/2021 10:00 am - 10:45 am Book here 
Post-traumatic growth (PTG) - 03/11/2021 10:00 am - 10:45 am Book here 
Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) and trauma - 04/11/2021 All Day Book here 
Self-harm - 11/11/2021 10:00 am - 10:45 am Book here 
Suicide Awareness – 18/11/2021 10:00 am - 10:45 am Book here 
An Introduction to Grooming and Exploitation – 25/11/2021 10:00 am - 11:00 am Book here 
LGBT+ training with a focus on gender identity in childhood and adolescence 26/11/2021 12:30 pm - 4:00 pm Book here