This is an extremely challenging time for all of us, we have found strength, support and encouragement in our communities. Please stay in touch with your friends, families and immediate community and ask for help if you need it. Below are some useful contacts that can offer advice and support:
Childline 0800 1111 www.childline.org.uk
Childline – Helping a friend
Brook Advisory Service www.brook.org.uk 0117 9290690 (Mon- Thurs 12-7pm, Fri/Sat 12-5pm)
Creative Youth Network - https://www.creativeyouthnetwork.org.uk/
The Mix - https://www.themix.org.uk/ (online chat or peer group support)
Time-to-change – Supporting someone during Covid 19
Student Minds – Look after your mate (for university students, but can be helpful for Post 16).
Useful information regarding domestic abuse: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/coronavirus-covid-19-and-domestic-abuse/coronavirus-covid-19-support-for-victims-of-domestic-abuse
Tess is run by Self Injury Support, TESS is a text and email service for women and girls in the UK affected by self-harm. 07800472908 Open Sunday – Friday 7pm-9pm.
Off The Record OTR isn't just a charity providing mental health services, it's a mental health movement mobilised to support, promote and defend the mental health, rights and social position of young people.
NHS Choices – Young People and Mental Health - An information hub offering help and advice on mental health problems including depression and, anxiety and stress.
Samaritans - samaritans or call 116123 for free.
Further useful Resources
Downloadable support documents: