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Mental Health and Wellbeing

STUDENTS

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COVID-19 and Mental Health & Wellbeing

DURING THESE TIMES OF UNCERTAINTY OUR MENTAL HEALTH CAN BE TIPPED OFF BALANCE. 

A NUMBER OF LINKS, LEAFLETS AND VIDEOS TO SUPPORT EVERYONE IN OUR COMMUNITY ARE INCLUDED BELOW 

IF YOU FEEL YOU CANNOT COPE AND NEED TO SPEAK TO SOMEONE RIGHT AWAY, CONTACT ONE OF THE FOLLOWING 24 HOUR SERVICES: 

 

SAMARITANS: 116 123 OR www.samaritans.org

CHILDLINE : 0800 1111 OR www.childline.org.uk

 

DO NOT STRUGGLE ALONE

 

Money Saving Expert

This site has advice on a range of money matters and has a dedicated Coronavirus Finance & Bills Help page: https://www.moneysavingexpert.com/news/2020/03/uk-coronavirus-help-and-your-rights/

 

Parent Zone

There is a range of introductory guides to common games, apps and social media platforms that young people use, as well as some of the associated risks. These guides are a useful starting point though they do not cover all games and apps: https://parentzone.org.uk/advice/parent-guides

 

Sheffield IAPT

NEW ‘Coping with Coronavirus’ is a new specially designed range of support options from Sheffield Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT). IAPT is an NHS service and offers a range of free psychological therapies to over 12,000 people each year. https://iaptsheffield.shsc.nhs.uk/coping-with-coronavirus/

 

Carers UK

Advice for carers, including how to protect the person you care for, contingency planning, and advice for working carers: https://www.carersuk.org/help-and-advice/health/looking-after-your-health/coronavirus-covid-19

 

 

Young Minds https://youngminds.org.uk/

Anna Freud National Centre for Children and Families https://www.annafreud.org/what-we-do/anna-freud-learning-network/coronavirus/

Mind https://www.mind.org.uk/

Mental Health Foundation https://www.mentalhealth.org.uk/publications/looking-after-your-mental-health-during-coronavirus-outbreak

 

Help Line to support Children and Young People’s Emotional Wellbeing and Mental Health (for those aged 12-18 years)

Young people aged 12-18 living in Sheffield can now access support with issues such as low mood and anxious thoughts by calling 

0808 275 8892 Monday to Sunday 9am-9pm

The helpline is run by wellbeing practitioners who are part of the Door 43 wellbeing service at Sheffield Futures and Sheffield Community and Adolescent Mental Health (CAMHS) workers at Sheffield Children’s Foundation Trust.

The team can speak to young people who might be struggling with challenges such as exam stress, relationship issues, bullying or feelings of loneliness and isolation.

The service can also signpost young people to additional services if they require more long-term support.

The helpline is for young people who are not already accessing support for their mental health through other services, and it cannot support young people in crisis. As well as this service, the Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service continues to take referrals from GPs and other healthcare professionals, please seek further help if you need it.

If it is an emergency please call 999. All services are still here to support anyone who is in need.

 

Mind going a million miles a minute? Slow down with this breathing exercise

 

Useful resources on: keeping a routine, developing your own wellbeing plan and coping with self-isolation

Gov.uk- looking after your feelings and your body

Covid19 HM Leaflet

My emotional wellbeing plan

Unravel, coping with self-isolation

 

To help plan your time, you can click here, follow the helpful tips and fill out a daily timetable.

 

Your Tutors, Teachers and Leadership Team are also here to support you during this time. Reach out to them if you need to.

Pastoral and SEND

 


Please note, by providing these links we are not endorsing any external organisations, their websites or products and/or services they provide. Equally, we do not accept liability for the accuracy or quality of the content of those websites.