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School Nurses continue to operate the confidential Chat Health service which young people can access by texting 07507 330 510. The service is available Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm (except bank holidays). During these times they aim to respond to all messages within 24 hours.
This is a Blackpool company/link but it's suitable for all. It also has link within its pages about helplines and self help.
Young people may want to download and access support via apps such as CalmHarm, BlueIce and Kooth.
Calm Zone is a great resource for young people dealing with stress and anxiety and has resources, exercises and activities.
This is the link to other resources and activities to help young people deal with their emotions at this difficult time.
Additional information for young people to help understand and manage the current situation.
This website provides local NHS services information and how they may currently be affected. Their page has links to their services for health support and advice and by accessing these links you are signposted to other agencies that may be able to help too.
Young Minds: Text YM to 85258 for urgent support 24hrs a day.
Supporting positive mental health in teenagers
Action for Happiness is a movement of people committed to building a happier and more caring society.
Lancashire County Council Advice and Help
There is a new telephone support service for young people between the ages of 11 - 25 in the Lancaster, Morecamble and Fylde and Wyre area provided by A-C-E Charity (Achieve, Change and Engagement) to support young people with their emotional health and well being during this difficult time. The telephone line is available from 10am to 10pm, 7 days a week. The staff who are answering the calls are all practitioner's employed by A-C-E. The number is 0800 144 8461.
We are pleased to announce that as a direct response to the COVID-19 crisis the ThinkNinja app is freely available to all 10 - 18 year olds UK-wide for the duration of the crisis.
CAMHS (Child & Adolescent Mental Health)
Resource for parents and young people to help you manage your emotional health and wellbeing at this time.
Emotional Intelligence Toolkit. Want to become a happier, healthier you? This free program offers tools for managing stress and emotions, improving your relationships and bringing your life into balance.
There is a lot of information about coronavirus (COVID-19) in the news. If you are feeling anxious or overwhelmed, find out what it is and what to do if you’re worried.
If you are a young person experiencing a crisis, The Diana Award crisis messenger offers free, 24/7 text support.
One You - Every Mind Matters
Having good mental health helps us relax more, achieve more and enjoy our lives more. Access here for expert advice and practical tips to help you look after your mental health and wellbeing.