The Stay Alive app is a pocket suicide prevention resource for the UK, packed full of useful information to help you stay safe. You can use it if you are having thoughts of suicide or if you are concerned about someone else who may be considering suicide.
The urge to self harm is like a wave
It feels the most powerful when you start wanting to do it.
Learn to ride the wave with the free Calm Harm app using these activities:
Comfort, Distract, Express Yourself, Release, Random and Breathe.
When you ride the wave, the urge to self-harm will fade.
Practice your daily meditation and mindfulness exercises from any device.
Smiling Mind is a unique tool developed by psychologists and educators to help bring balance to your life.
We suggest 10 minutes a day.
What are you waiting for?
Being stressed out sucks because stress turns your brain to goo, stopping you making decisions and piling up until it feels like your head’s going to explode.
But what if you could turn your screen into a stress-relief tool? Simply hatch a Stresshead below and relax as you chase your very own pet peeve around until you catch it and smash it. And while you’re doing that, you can get great advice – helping you deal with all kinds of life stress, such as exam pressure
Action for Happiness brings people together and provides practical resources. We help each other learn evidence-based skills for happier living, feel a sense of belonging and commit to personal action to create more happiness, for ourselves and others.
This is a must see video that shows you how to try and cope with and help others that maybe suffering from mental health problems.
Also with ideas on how to cope.
Hint: To view full screen click on the icon in the bottom right hand corner
Again, another great video with ideas and tips to you staying mentally healthy
Mindfulness for children – Thought bubbles. We have thousands of thoughts a day, this video helps to clear some of them with the help of controlling your breathing
Another great video introduced by HRH The Duchess of Cambridge, put together with the help of the children who have suffered from mental health
This video discusses the benefits and disadvantages of social media, as well as how to create healthy boundaries around social media usage.
A real story about finding things you enjoy to help with your mindfulness. Robbie uses comics to support his wellbeing
This great guide for parents
Useful guide for parent/carers has tips and advice to help with getting your teen to talk about their mental health
A weekly guide to your summer holiday highlighting pointers to help you acheive better health & wellbeing
This great guide covers tips for exam stress if you have sleep problems if you think you may have an eating disorder substance abuse ADHD If you have suffered from a traumatic event.
Try one of these great Childline games to help you relax
Try these other great games to help you relax
The NSPCC has created a number of resources to support parents and carers during this difficult time. Topics include:
· Talking to a child worried about coronavirus
· Parents working from home
· Children staying home alone
· Lockdown and separated parents
· How to cope with tantrums and other difficult behaviour
Andrew Hall, Safeguarding consultant, has recommended the following resources:
Beating Your Worries is a useful booklet to use to support your child if they are struggling with anxiety while in lockdown. It is produced by Sophie Wragg and is aimed at children aged 9 +.
If you have any concerns regarding Safeguarding any child, you can contact the following Local Authority Multi Agency teams:
Nottinghamshire County Council contact details:
- Child and Family Services Notts County Council: 01158041248
- The Nottinghamshire Multi-Agency Safeguarding Hub (MASH) can be contacted on 03005008090
- Nottinghamshire Safeguarding Children’s Partnership
- Hazel McKibbin, Service Manager, Safeguarding Children (Strategic) and LADO, telephone: 0115 9773921
- Eva Callaghan – Schools, FE Colleges and Early Years Referrals (including nurseries and childminders), telephone: 0115 8041272
Nottingham City Council contact details:
- Nottingham City Children and Families Direct can be contacted on 0115 876 4800
- LADO (Local Authority Designated officer) Tina Wright: 0115 8765501
Derbyshire County Council contact details:
- Child and Family Services Derbyshire: 01629533190
- Allegations against Staff, Volunteers & Carers
Lincolnshire County Council contact details:
- Lincolnshire Safeguarding Children Partnership (LSCP) – About the LSCP – Lincolnshire County Council
- Lincolnshire Education Safeguarding Officer: Ruth Fox/Miriam Shucksmith.
Tel: 01522 554695
- Lincolnshire Designated Officer (LADO): Rachael Powis, Kim Murray and Ildiko Kiss
Tel: 01522 554674
- CMARS – Children’s resilience and safeguarding board (northlincscmars.co.uk)
- North Lincolnshire Education Safeguarding Officer: Helen Parker
Tel: 07717 586534
- North Lincolnshire Designated Officer (LADO): Stacey Darker
Tel: 01724 298293
- NELSCB – SaferNEL – North East Lincolnshire Safeguarding Children Partnership
- North East Lincolnshire Education Safeguarding Officer: Spencer Hunt
Tel: 01472 324968
- North East Lincolnshire Designated Officer (LADO): David Palmer
Tel: 01472 326118