Newsround have produced a range of resources, including videos and advice, for children and young people who might be worried about coronavirus.
Read the news story: Coronavirus: here’s some advice if you’re worried about it
Kooth well-being and support for young people
Kooth have asked us to remind you that they are still here during Coronavirus. Kooth is an online service that supports the wellbeing and resilience of students.
Kooth provides a safe and secure means of accessing mental health and well-being support designed specifically for young people. It offers young people the opportunity to have a text-based conversation with a qualified counsellor. Counsellors are available from 12noon to 10pm on weekdays and 6pm to 10 pm at weekends, every day of the year on a drop-in basis. Young people can access regular booked online counselling sessions as needed. Outside counselling hours’ young people can message our team and get support by the next day.
When students register with Kooth they will have support available to them now and in the future. Support can be gained not only through counselling but articles, forums and discussion boards. All content is age appropriate, clinically approved and fully moderated.
Most of our students should be familiar with Kooth but to register and find out more visit www.Kooth.com
You can also view a short video about the service at: https://vimeo.com/318731977/a9f32c87de.
Supporting Young People’s Mental Health during Coronavirus
Anna Freud Centre: Anna Freud.org
Other organisations that support pupil wellbeing
There are other recognised organisations that operate to support young people, particularly when the school is closed. Web addresses and phone numbers have been provided below where applicable. We have not been informed whether these organisations have been affected by the Coronavirus outbreak so please contact the school if you have trouble getting through, using the contact details on the home page of our website, We will try to make sure you get the support you need.
ChildLine is a free 24 hour counselling service for children and young people in the UK provided by the NSPCC. ChildLine deals with any issue which causes distress or concern. If you are worried about anything, something big or something small – don’t bottle it up. It can really help if you talk to someone. If there is something on your mind and you cannot talk to your parent or a teacher, ChildLine is here for you. Phone: 0800 1111
Tel: 08444 775 774
Helps all those suffering with anxiety disorders. Self help leaflets and contact lists. Self help groups, counselling, phone self help groups, email support. Section on young people and anxiety
Coram Voice (advice for children in care)
Coram Voice provides support for children in care and equips them to hold to account the services that are responsible for their care.
– advice on their rights and what support they’re entitled to
– support at meetings with Children’s Services to express their wishes and feelings
– support to make a complaint if they are not happy about the decisions that have been made about them
Freephone helpline: 0808 800 5792
- Email : firstname.lastname@example.org
- Text and WhatsApp: 07758 670369
- Online: www.coramvoice.org.uk/alwaysheard
Freephone: 0808 801 0677 or Youthline 0808 801 0711
Eating Disorders: B-EAT:
Adult Helpline 0845 634 1414
Youth Helpline 0845 634 7650
textphone service 01603 753322
UK charity for people with eating disorders and their families.
Eating Disorders: Boy Anorexia
Informative website about anorexia in boys in association with the book ‘Boys get Anorexia Too’ by Jennifer Langley.
Frank helpline: tel 0800 77 6600
Provides free, confidential advice, counselling and referral to specialist services 24 hours a day.
A free confidential helpline for young people that will put then in touch with the right help they need.
0800 096 0096 (Every day from 5.00pm til late)
Living with Voices: 50 Stories of recovery
by Prof Marius Romme, Dr Sandra Escher, Jacqui Dillon, Dir Dirk Corstens, Prof Mervyn Morris
A new analysis of the hearing voices experience outside the illness model resulted in accepting and making sense of voices. This study of 50 stories forms the evidence for this successful new approach to working with voice hearers. Includes many personal stories about people’s experiences as a child or young person living with voices.
National Drugs Helpline
Helpline for anyone concerned about drug misuse, including users, families, friends and carers.
0800 776600 (24 hours)
Also available in some languages other than English
NAGC Youth Agency
Helpline for young people from 11-25 years.
Counselling and cyber cafe
01908 698 498 (Mon-Fri 9.ooam- 4.30pm)
0845 390 6232
Information and support for Obsessive Compulsive Disorders (OCDs) and related disorders including Body Dismorphic Disoder (BDD), Skin Picking (CSP), Trichotillomania (TTM) compulsive hair pulling
Rethink is a campaigning membership charity working with people with severe mental illness, their carers, families and friends through a network of mutual support groups around the country. The organisation provides services, information and support and believes that all those who experience severe mental illness are entitled to be treated with respect and as equal citizens.
SANEline 0845 7678000
SANE is one of the UK’s leading charities concerned with improving the lives of everyone affected by mental illness. It has a helpline which offers support and information to callers throughout the UK. The sight offers extensive literature on subjects including schizophrenia, depression and therapies.
Talk don’t Walk
Tel: 0800 085 2136
Support and advice for young people who have run away from home or are thinking of running away form home or care
This is one of the UK’s leading charities committed to improving the emotional wellbeing and mental health of children and young people and includes advice for parents worried about their child. The Wirral Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service now delivers an extended out-of-hours advice ine service
Wirral CAMHS Advice Line – 0151 488 8453 (9am – 10pm weekdays, 12-8pm weekends and public holidays)
Kooth (online support for young people)
Kooth provides a safe and secure means of accessing mental health and wellbeing support designed specifically for young people.
Papyrus (Prevention of young suicide)
Support to tackle alcohol and substance misuse, targeting those young people that require intensive support.
Phone: 0151 666 4123
Teenwirral offers online advice, tips and support for teenagers on a variety of issues: from creating a CV, to online bullying support and mental health issues .The site has been updated with a new look and logo and is designed to work better on mobiles and tablets.
Are you a young person in crisis or do you need help coping with a mental health issue?