Mental health

Helping you access the right information

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Kooth. Free, safe and anonymous online support for young people

kooth.com/

XenZone is a provider of online mental health services for children, young people and adults. 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.

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Mind, the mental health charity

mind.org.uk/information-support/

When you’re living with a mental health problem, or supporting someone who is, having access to the right information – about a condition, treatment options, or practical issues – is vital. Mind can help.

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Torbay CAMHs

torbayandsouthdevon.nhs.uk/services/camhs/

The Torbay Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service provides emotional and mental health assessment and treatment to children, young people, aged 0-18 years, and their families/carers within Torbay.

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Childline

childline.org.uk/

Support for you, whatever's on your mind. Childline offer advice and will help to guide you make decisions that are right for you.

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Young Minds, mental health support

youngminds.org.uk/

Making sure all young people get the best possible mental health support and have the resilience to overcome life's challenges.

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Learn how YOU can support your self-harming child's healing

youthmentalhealthfoundation.org/onlinecourse

Are You Looking To Support Your Child Back To Health And Happiness.... But Need Help & Support

Being the parent of self-harming child is devastating and complex. You are most likely in one of the most painful and difficult periods of your life.

I know how you feel.

I want to assure you that you're not alone.

You'll desperately want to do EVERYTHING possible to support your child through this crisis, but there's a strong chance you are feeling:

  • UNPREPARED - with no relevant experience or training
  • FROZEN - unsure how to move forward
  • DISCONNECTED - from your child who may be unwilling to accept help
  • ANGRY - at how teachers and schools etc have let your child down
  • GUILTY - wondering if you could have prevented this
  • FEARFUL - of how this situation could escalate

Most likely, you'll have reached out to your doctor, CAMHS or a healthcare professional to support your child's recovery.

  • To help them rediscover their smile, self-worth and confidence.
  • To get them back-on-track and realise their full potential in life.

BUT...

  • You may have a long wait for your child's first CAMHS appointment.
  • You may have been told that your child's case isn't critical enough for CAMHS support.
  • You simply feel there is more YOU could do.
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Wellbeing service

0to19torbay.co.uk/teens/mental-health/

0 to 10 Torbay and South West Family Values are working together and offering free interventions with our wellbeing practitioners as part of our ongoing children’s mental health work and our response to the impact of Covid 19. If you are a parent who is worried that your child or teen is suffering from low mood or anxiety, please get in touch to see if we can help.

Children’s Wellbeing Practitioners (CWPs) provide early intervention Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) for children, young people (aged 8-18) and families to help manage mild-moderate anxiety and low mood. CWPs offer guided self-help strategies to help manage these problems and stop them from developing into more severe difficulties. Throughout our sessions we will support you in learning strategies which you will then be able to take away with you and continue using after our sessions are over.

Wellbeing Practitioners can offer up to 12 sessions, which last between 30 minutes and 1 hour. This can change depending on what you need.

  • The CWP will explore with you how to understand your difficulties
  • They will help you to set goals which you will then work towards together
  • There is also between-session practice to do when learning new strategies

Some young people see us on their own and some young people come with their parents/carers. We might have our sessions on the telephone, over email, on Facetime/Zoom or face-to-face. These might be weekly, or every other week. We can also offer parent led interventions to help parents help their child with anxiety or low mood

0 to 19 Torbay CWP Wellbeing Service Referral Form.docx

0 to 19 Torbay CWP Role explained .pdf

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Mind - How to support a friend

mind.org.uk/information-support/for-children-and-young-people/how-to-support-a-friend/

Information for young people about how to support a friend who is struggling with the way they're feeling.

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Smaritians, support with self-harm

samaritans.org/branches/ballymena/samaritans-ballymena-news/self-harm-samaritans-offer-support/

If you or someone you know self-harms there is always a listening ear available from the Samaritans.

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Hub of Hope, support for mental health concerns

hubofhope.co.uk/

The Hub of Hope is a first of its kind, national mental health database which brings together organisations and charities, large and small, from across the country who offer mental health advice and support, together in one place.

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Understanding your brain (for teenagers only!)

inourplace.heiapply.com/online-learning/course/43

Find out what's happening in your brain! Your brain changes as you hit adolescence. Going to sleep later? See how the changes in your brain explain some of the changes in your behaviour.

This is a free course if you live in Torbay, just create an account and enter the code TAMAR

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Beat eating disorders

beateatingdisorders.org.uk/

Information and advice if you or someone you know things they might have an eating disorder.

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Building Sound Minds

minds.actionforchildren.org.uk/

Creating a positive space to promote mental and emotional wellbeing

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Childline - CalmZone

childline.org.uk/toolbox/calm-zone/

There are lots of way to feel calmer. It's about finding what works for you. Try some of CalmZones breathing exercises, activities, games and videos to help let go of stress.

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