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Your Child's Health & Well-being

Health and Well-being

If you are struggling with your emotional health and wellbeing over the holidays, or you are worried about someone else please access one of the services below. They are confidential, unless you or someone else is at risk of immediate harm. If you or someone in your family is at risk of immediate harm this would be classed as an emergency. In this circumstance ring the emergency services on 999.

Support for Young People:

ChatHealth:

ChatHealth - an easy way for young people and parents / carers to contact Health Visitors and School Nurses in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly. 

There are three advice lines as follows:

Users can send a message, anonymously if they wish, to Health Visiting and School Nursing to get confidential help and advice about a range of health concerns

For more info see: https://www.cornwall.gov.uk/chathealth

Pentreath:

Promoting good mental health through personal development, education and employment.

https://www.pentreath.co.uk/

YoungMinds:

Text the Young Minds Crisis Messenger for free 24/7 support across the UK if you are experiencing a mental health crisis. All texts are answered by trained volunteers, with support from experienced clinical supervisors. Texts are free from EE, O2, Vodaphone, 3, Virgin Mobile, Giff Gaff, Tesco Mobile and Telecom Plus. If you need urgent help text YM to 85258.

https://www.youngminds.org.uk/

Kooth:

www.kooth.com

For magazine articles, discussion boards, daily journal for mood tracking and messaging and live chat with the team.

Childline:

Online, on the phone, anytime - childline.org.uk - 0800 1111

Support and advice on how you are feeling and what you can do to tackle it, mental health articles, expression wall, managing your anxiety, reporting inappropraite online activity, helping a friend and online and phone support.

Support if you have or if you are being abused or if you are witnessing domestic abuse in your home.

Samaritans:

Call anytime night or day from any phone for free: 116123

Write an e-mail, sometimes writing down your thoughts and feelings can help you understand them better. jo@samaritans.org (Response times 24 hours)

https://www.samaritans.org/

Your Way Live Chat:

Available every day from 9am - 9pm until further notice. Extended times: Monday to Friday 9pm - 12am - https://your-way.org.uk/

Intercom Trust:

LGBTQ+ advice and support

Helpline: 0800 612 3010 - helpline@intercomtrust.org.uk

https://www.intercomtrust.org.uk/

The Mix:

Call The Mix on: 0808 808 4994

Do you need help now? Our crisis messenger text service provided free, 24/7 crisis support across the UK. If you're aged 25 or under, and are experiencing any painful emotion or are in crisis, you can text: THEMIX to 85258.

https://www.themix.org.uk/

One to one webchat service at:
https://www.themix.org.uk/get-support/speak-to-our-team


Counselling Services at:
https://www.themix.org.uk/get-support/speak-to-our-team/the-mix-counselling-service

Rehab4Addiction:

Rehab 4 Addiction is an advisory and referral service for people who suffer from alcohol, drug and behavioural addiction.

Rehab 4 Addiction works closely with rehabilitation centres and outpatient clinics throughout the United Kingdom, matching a patients’ addiction with an appropriately placed rehabilitation centre. They are able to offer rehabilitation centres patient referrals, and always prioritise the needs of the specific patient when doing so. They maintain a substantial network of rehabilitation centres throughout the United Kingdom. 

For more information visit: Drug Rehab & Alcohol Rehab Treatment | Rehab 4 Addiction or telephone: 0800 140 4690

 

Support for Parents:

If you need family support for children under 13, Health visitors, parenting advice or support, targetted youth support for your child over 13 or SCIP (1:1 support for families, solution based support). If you are not sure what support you need speak to them, they will advise.

Contact Early Help Hub:

Open: Monday - Thursday 8:45am - 5:15pm and Friday 8:45am - 4:45pm, Closed on Bank Holidays

Phone: 01872 322277 - E-mail: earlyhelphub@cornwall.gov.uk

Children & Families Services – East Cornwall

Barnardo's See, Hear, respond Partnership

Will quickly identify and support children, young people and families who are struggling to cope with the impacts of coronavirus. https://www.barnardos.org.uk/see-hear-respond

MARU:

If you are concerned about the safety of a child or you are concerned about an incidence of abuse or neglect please contact the MARU (Multi Agency Referral Unit): 0300 1231 116 - Email: multiagencyreferralunit@cornwall.gov.uk - Website: www.cornwall.gov.uk/

For urgent referrals after 17:15 or at the weekend call the Out of Hours Service on: 01208 251 300

NSPCC:

https://www.nspcc.org.uk/

If you are worried about a child, or even unsure, you can call the NSPCC on: 0808 800 5000

Email: help@nspcc.org.uk or fill in our online form at https://www.nspcc.org.uk/keeping-children-safe/reporting-abuse/report/report-abuse-online/.

Rehab4Addiction:

Rehab 4 Addiction is an advisory and referral service for people who suffer from alcohol, drug and behavioural addiction.

Rehab 4 Addiction works closely with rehabilitation centres and outpatient clinics throughout the United Kingdom, matching a patients’ addiction with an appropriately placed rehabilitation centre. They are able to offer rehabilitation centres patient referrals, and always prioritise the needs of the specific patient when doing so. They maintain a substantial network of rehabilitation centres throughout the United Kingdom. 

For more information visit: Drug Rehab & Alcohol Rehab Treatment | Rehab 4 Addiction or telephone: 0800 140 4690

Mental Health and Money Advice: 

For clear, practical advice and support for people experiencing issues with mental health and money: https://www.mentalhealthandmoneyadvice.org/en/

Liskeard Foodbank:

https://liskeardlooe.foodbank.org.uk/

If you are struggling to provide food for your family please contact Liskeard and Looe Foodbank: https://liskeardlooe.foodbank.org.uk/contact-us/

The Real Junk Food Project:

The Real Junk Food Project issue bags of food and food to reheat outside the Methodist Church - Fridays 12noon - 1pm

The Liskeard Community Fridge:

The Liskeard Community Fridge provides food for all, to save it going to waste, e-mail: liskeardcommunityfridge@outlook.com for opening times.

Women's Aid:

https://www.womensaid.org.uk/

If you are experiencing Domestic Abuse and you would like to speak to someone, you are not alone, 24-hour National Domestic Abuse Helpline: 0808 2000 247 or for information see: https://www.womensaid.org.uk/information-support/what-is-domestic-abuse/ 

If you and your family are in immediate danger call 999. If you're unable to talk press 55 after dialling. It is okay to leave your home during lockdown if you're experiencing abuse. The police can also remove the person harming you from your home.

Man Down Cornwall

Local support for men struggling with mental health issues. E-mail: support@mandown-cornwall.co.uk or visit: https://www.mandown-cornwall.co.uk/

Samaritans - for everyone:

For Mental Health Support and if you are feeling suicidal: Call: 116 123

https://www.samaritans.org/

E-mail: jo@samaritans.org (24 hours to respond)

Campaign Against Living Miserably (CALM) - for men:

https://www.thecalmzone.net/

Call: 0800 58 58 58 - 5pm to midnight every day or visit the webchat page: https://www.thecalmzone.net/help/webchat/

Papyrus - for people under 35:

https://www.papyrus-uk.org/

Call: 0800 068 41 41 - Monday to friday 9am - 10pm, weekends and bank holidays 2pm - 10pm. Text: 07860 039967. E-mail: pat@papyrus-uk.org

Shelter:

If you are at risk of homlessness visit Shelter: http://england.shelter.org.uk/

National Debt Line:

If you are struggling with debt: www.nationaldebtline.org.

Telephone: 0808 808 4000 - Monday to Friday, 9am - 8pm, Saturday, 9:30am - 1pm

 

APPS YOU MAY FIND USEFUL TO HELP YOUR MENTAL HEALTH AND WELLBEING

 

Headspace is a personal guide to health and happiness. Designed to help you focus, breathe, stay calm, perform at your best, and get a better night’s rest through the life-changing skills of relaxation, meditation and mindfulness.

Calm is an app for meditation and sleep. Designed to help lower stress, lessen anxiety, and assist in a more restful sleep with guided meditations, Sleep Stories, breathing programs, masterclasses and relaxing music.

Smiling Mind is a web and app-based program developed by psychologists and educators to help bring balance to people’s lives.

WellMind is a free NHS mental health and wellbeing app designed to help you with stress, anxiety and depression. The app includes advice, tips and tools to improve your mental health and boost your wellbeing.

MindShift uses strategies based on Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) to help you learn to relax and be mindful, develop more effective ways of thinking, and use active steps to take charge of your anxiety.

NHS Weight Loss Plan. Develop healthier eating habits, be more active, and get on track to start losing weight with this NHS Choices 12-week diet and exercise plan.

Insight Timer offer guided meditations and talks led by the world's top meditation and mindfulness experts, neuroscientists, psychologists and teachers from Stanford, Harvard, the University of Oxford and more.

Sleepio is designed to teach you how to overcome even long-term poor sleep without medication. This is the companion app for the Sleepio programme.

Dragon in the Attic is a game for 7 - 11 year old boys and girls about health and wellbeing choices which gives players greater awareness and confidence.

Happime a free non-profit app that helps to raise self-esteem, self-confidence and happiness levels in children young people and adults by teaching them about the power of thinking positively and how to choose a more helpful way of thinking.

Feely an app to track your feelings and receive scientific exercises and work on activities that help you feel happier.

Moods: Mental Health Tracking with an easy fast traffic light colour system to track moods.

Chill Panda is an app designed to help with anxiety, managing worries and improving wellbeing for primary school-aged children.

#selfcare  - Helps you practice some Self Care. Breathing slowly connects us to our body and gives us life. We can breathe for as long as we'd like. There's no hurry. There's no end. We breathe and we listen to ourselves. In this universe, our goal is simply to feel better. There's no winning, no failure, no score. No difficulty, no ads, no notifications. There is just us and our feelings.

Calm Harm  - provides tasks to help you resist or manage the urge to self-harm. You can set a password so that it's completely private

DistrACT - Concerned about self-harming? Feeling suicidal? Not sure what to do next? Then this app is for you.

The distrACT app provides easy, quick and discreet access to general health information and advice about self-harm.

Self-Heal - If you’re self-harming, finding anonymous support can be tough. Self-heal has been developed in collaboration with potential users, clinicians and researchers to produce a tool that lets you take charge of your behaviour.

Woebot - Meet Woebot! Your friendly self-care expert. Woebot can help you:
-Think through situations with step-by-step guidance from Woebot using tools from Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
-Learn about yourself with intelligent mood tracking
-Master skills to reduce stress and live happier through over 100+

 


Advice to help with Sleeplessness and Insomnia  

For more info see: www.hunrosa.co.uk

#StayInWorkOut

Now that we are spending more time at home, it can be difficult to be as active as much as we would like to. Join Sport England's new movement #StayInWorkOut and find lots of fun and creative ideas on how to get active at home.

See more https://www.sportengland.org/stayinworkout

PE with Joe!

Since schools have shut to stop the spread of coronavirus, Joe Wicks has become the entire country's PE teacher. Joe Wicks is holding live 30-minute workouts on his Youtube channel at 9am on weekdays for parents and children to get involved. Joe talks about staying positive through the outbreak and reveals he is donating all of the money from the videos to the NHS.

 

Visit https://www.youtube.com/user/thebodycoach1/playlists to choose your PE session.

 

 


Childline support during coronavirus 

Childline is available online and on the phone to give support to children and young people whilst at home during the coronavirus outbreak. Visit their website to access lots of information for coping during lockdown and with other worries that may arise.

Access Childline support


Online Safety at Home

Thinkuknow have created online safety support for parents during Covid-19 and the closure of schools.With content and activities available for all age groups from 4 years old, there are home activity packs available with simple 15 minute activities for parents and children to support their online safety at home, in a time where they may be spending more time online.

Get online safety support here

 


Every Mind Matters have developed specific resources and information to support your mental wellbeing during the coronavirus outbreak. The resources are free to access and are approved by the NHS, and offer simple steps to take care of our mental wellbeing whilst we are in lockdown at home.

Find out more about the campaign