The following Mental Health newsletter has some very useful advice and tips to how to help yourself and others with mental health and looking after mental health:...
Young people told us that when they are struggling they are usually told to see a professional. They don’t often get much advice about how they could help themselves. So, we spoke to professionals and looked at academic research. Then we drew up a list of strategies...
The new social media craze that can have a real effect on young people's mental health. Please read the guide below for more information: https://2j39y52a62gm1afygb3g1xbu-wpengine.netdna-ssl.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/Sadfishing.pdf
In findings published by the Children’s Society taken from their annual Good Childhood Report, “excessive social media use” is being blamed for a decline in children’s happiness, with body image, social media pressures and lack of strong friendships identified as...
From adults living glamorous lifestyles to young teens playing video games to children opening toys, social media influencers can mean big business for companies. But they can also provide a distorted version of reality for their followers which is why it’s important...
Below is the link you can follow to access CAMHS - 'Recovery College' Facebook page. This page can give help and advice to young people as well as parents and carers. https://www.facebook.com/RecoveryCollegeOnline/
Mind have many helpful videos with advice on many aspects of mental health, as well as self care tips. It is a very useful place to find more information on coping strategies and understanding of mental health. Please access the helpful videos through the link below:...
Links between children’s use of social media and their mental health and wellbeing readily receives attention in the news. There are an array of features which parents and carers should be aware of which can contribute towards children experiencing ‘social pressures’...
In our tech-driven world, social media and mental health are interlinked in the lives of young people. This#WakeUpWednesday, we're looking at the positive and negative impacts of social media that trusted adults need to be aware of. Social Media is often...
Social Media is often scrutinised as having a negative impact on children’s mental health. Whilst currently there is not enough evidence or research to say whether this is true or not, there are certain ‘modern pressures’ connected with social media which trusted...
The Anna Freud National Centre for Children and Families
The Anna Freud National Centre for Children and Families is a children’s mental health charity with over 60 years’ experience of caring for young minds. Our vision is a world in which children and their families are effectively supported to build on their own strengths to achieve their goals in life.
The Listening Post
The Listening Post was established in 2017 as a distinct project of DACYM (Darlington Area Churches Youth Ministry). The Listening Post is a listening and mentoring project that seeks to help young people with low level mental health and well-being issues in order to prevent them escalating into something more long-lasting.
Leading the fight for a future where all young minds are supported and empowered, whatever the challenges. The crisis in children and young people’s mental health is real and it is urgent. More children and young people than ever before are reaching out for help with their mental health. But for those who take that brave step, help is much too hard to find. Together, we are changing this. We’re fighting for young people’s mental health.
Young people can experience a range of mental health problems. Childhood and teenage years are a time when you are usually changing rapidly and developing all the time. You also often have to cope with many different situations and unfamiliar challenges like exams, relationships and the other pressures of growing up.
We’re here for you, whatever’s on your mind. We’ll support you. Guide you. Help you make decisions that are right for you. Our tips and techniques, ideas and inspirations, can help you feel more in control. You can access them in your own time, at your own pace! We have many useful ways to provide help and support including free 24 hour helpline, online 1:1 counselling support, information and advice board and toolbox kits.
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. This provides young people a counselling service online, it is available Monday – Friday: 12pm – 10pm and Saturday & Sunday: 6pm – 10pm.
Online guide to life for 16-25 year olds. Straight-talking emotional support is available 24 hours a day. Chat about any issue on our moderated discussion boards and live chat room.
Mental illness and suicidal thoughts can affect anyone, of any age, of any background, at any time. Like with physical illnesses, people don’t choose to have a mental health problem. And they need the appropriate care to get better. Mental illness and suicidal thoughts are common issues for young people. It can be difficult to know if a child is suffering as they often keep it to themselves. But we’re here to help you spot the signs and know how to support them.
Charity for the prevention of young suicide, offering confidential support and awareness training.
Information on youth counselling.
We offer a safe place for you to talk any time you like, in your own way – about whatever’s getting to you.
If something’s troubling you, get in touch:
Telephone our branch: 01325 465465 (local call charges apply) 01325 488679 (Recruitment Line Answer Phone)
National telephone: 116 123 (this number is free to call)
Email Samaritans: firstname.lastname@example.org
Visit our branch: Samaritans Darlington13 Woodland RoadDarlingtonCounty DurhamDL3 7BJ