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
Your wellbeing takes priority , now and always
- Regularly check in with yourself to see how you are feeling
- Your physical and mental wellbeing are entwined , not separate
- Taking time out for yourself is essential
- 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
Your mental wellbeing
Tips to help manage your own wellbeing - click here
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
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.
The Great Indoors activity pack - Click here
Mental Wellbeing activity pack
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 / www.samaritans.org CHILDLINE: 0800 1111 / www.childline.org.uk
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
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