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Social Pressures linked to ‘likes’

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’...

Social Media & Mental Health guide

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...

Kooth (Mental Health)

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...

Useful websites to support Mental Health

Living life to the full - http://www.llttf.com Mood Juice - http://www.moodjuice.scot.nhs.uk/ Mood Gym - https://moodgym.anu.edu.au/welcome Wellbeing Glasgow - http://wellbeing-glasgow.org.uk/ Mindfulness - https://www.mentalhealth.org.uk/podcasts-and-videos

Mental Health Topic Guides

For the latest research here is your starting point. Includes; ADHD, Anxiety Disorders, Attachment, Autism, CAMHS, Cognitive Training, Depression, Eating Disorders, Psychotherapies, School-based Interventions, and Trauma. Please access these through the link below:...

Healthwatch Darlington

Follow the link below for the full Healthwatch Children & Young People's Mental Health Report 2018. The link also take you to the Healthwatch website that has a wealth of help, support and advice for many aspects of Health....

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