Young People's Mental Health
Support and information
If you have an urgent emotional or mental health issue please talk to a teacher, visit your GP or go to A&E.
For information and support on young people's mental health issues try the following websites:
Kooth: www.kooth.com is an online counselling and emotional well-being platform for children and young people, accessible through mobile, tablet and desktop
Samaritans: www.samaritans.org or call 116 123 if you need someone to talk to
Childline: www.childline.org.uk or call 0800 1111 - you can talk about anything
Rethink: www.rethink.org for information and advice on mental illness
Sid Valley Wellbeing and Health Action Team (WHAT)
The group has been set up with the mission to improve young people’s mental health through improved local access to early help services. The aim is to work together across organisations in the Sid Valley to increase what provision is on offer to improve young people’s wellbeing and reduce the stigma of mental health issues. There have been several WHAT meetings to identify what needs to be done and what local resources there already are.
The project was launched in October 2019 and since then there has been several meetings of the team to plan what we can deliver locally. Sub-groups have been set up to address capturing the Young People’s voice, to seek sources of funding and to explore what other community development is required, like support for parents. WHAT is being coordinated through Sid Valley Help. For more information contact Di Fuller through Sid Valley Help.
We have just launched an appeal to raise £10,000 in match funding to bring the Headlight project currently running in Axminster to the Sid Valley. Details can be downloaded here