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KOOTH – Returning to School After Lockdown

As the long awaited return to school and college has now arrived, we, at Kooth.com, would like to do everything we can to support young people and parents to hopefully help make the return as smooth as possible. To aid with this we have produced a back to school...

Back to School Anxiety

Returning to school following lockdown and with the current Covid restrictions can heighten anxiety. Below is a link to a helpful resource with top tips, guidance and support for returning back to school....

Self-care Tips for parents and carers

Our Self-care top-tips for parents and carers booklet offers some simple self-care advice for young parents and carers about the importance of self-care and looking after their own mental health and wellbeing whilst raising children. Follow link to access the booklet:...

Dealing with Loss and Bereavement

When someone you know dies, the grief that follows can be a really difficult and painful process. People are sometimes surprised by just how painful it can be, and just how long the process can last. This short video won't take that pain away, but it does have some...

Self Care Support Guide

Self-care is all about what you can do to help yourself feel better or to keep yourself feeling good. It’s a way that we can look after our own mental health and wellbeing. The #SelfcareSummer Secondary pack helps young people to create their own individual self-care...

Parent CBT course available at school

Any parents that maybe interested in learning more about PLCBT. The Psychological Welfare Practitioner who is based at Hurworth School on a Thursday will be offering a parent course. If any parent or guardian is interested in this course please contact Mrs Davidson at...

World Mental Health Day Video

You may be aware that that it was World Mental Health Day last month. I have attached a link to a video which was released to promote Every Mind Matters- an initiative by PHE and the NHS. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ThvogdoC-q4

Self care advice for young people

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 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.

www.annafreud.org

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.

The Listening Post

Young Minds

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.

youngminds.org.uk

Mind

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.

www.mind.org.uk

Childline

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.

www.childline.org.uk

Kooth

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.

www.kooth.com

The Mix

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.

www.themix.org.uk

NSPCC

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.

www.nspcc.org.uk

Papyrus

Charity for the prevention of young suicide, offering confidential support and awareness training.

papyrus-uk.org

Family Lives

www.familylives.org.uk

Youth Access

Information on youth counselling.

www.youthaccess.org.uk

Samaritans

DARLINGTON SAMARITANS

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: jo@samaritans.org

Visit our branch: Samaritans Darlington13 Woodland RoadDarlingtonCounty DurhamDL3 7BJ