Welcome to the Good Mental Health Support Page!
This is where you can find websites, apps and daily activities to help you keep a positive mind-set and look after your well-being. Please read the support pages below to help you during this isolation period.
It is so important to keep healthy both physically and mentally during this period of the Academy being closed to stop the spread of coronavirus. Across the country we are seeing loads of innovative approaches from students, parents and many celebrities also getting involved to help with health and wellbeing and to keep active.
To help with daily routine, take a look at the Coping Calendar Here
Childline can help you on with all sorts of problems you might have including mental health difficulties, any anxieties or issues you may have about your health, living situation or education.
You can call them for free to speak to someone privately. You can contact a Childline counsellor about anything, no problem is too big or too small.
YoungMinds are a charitable organisation who work with the Children and Adolescents Mental Health Service (CAMHS) to provide support, advice and counselling to young people experiencing depression, anxiety, bullying & eating difficulties.
You can find a guide to support offered at https://youngminds.org.uk/find-help/your-guide-to-support/
Mindfulness. Read articles, Watch Videos, do meditations and listen to podcasts Click Here!
Free online counselling & emotional wellbeing support 12noon until 10pm on weekdays, and 6 - 10pm on weekends. Click Here!
Advice & information about mental health and emotional wellbeing. Click Here!
24hr text services for anyone in a crisis for people who are struggling to cope. text SHOUT to 85258 Click here for more information
Digital Mental Health Resources
Greater Manchester health and care providers and the voluntary sector are stepping up support for people with mental health needs, learning disabilities and autism. Mental health services across Greater Manchester have considered the digital options available to continue to deliver care. To view the range of digital support that is offered across Greater Manchester Click Here!
Are you a young carer, and do you spend your time outside of school looking after a family member? The Children's Society work hard with Carers Trust to help support children who are caring for others.
Through visiting their website, you can get information on who to talk to, looking after yourself and advice on staying safe. You can also find information on projects near you.
Visit their website today on https://www.childrenssociety.org.uk/youngcarer/advice-for-young-people
You can call their number to find out more information about where you can go for support near you on 0300 303 7000
Carers Direct is for anyone who is looking after a family member who is ill or disabled or needs special help. It is part of the NHS website and offers information and advice.
There is a phone number you can call to talk to someone on 0808 802 0202
Mind are a nationwide mental health charity who are able to offer information and support for a variety of mental health issues. Working closely with the NHS they have a wide range of resources and information on their website, including an A-Z of Mental Health, advice for helping someone else, guides to support and services and Elefriends - their online community. Everyone is affected by a mental health difficulty at some point in their lifetime and Mind are on hand to help.
Visit their website on https://www.mind.org.uk/
Or call them today on 0300 123 3393 for their infoline.
Think You Know is a website you can go to that will help answer your questions and to let you know how to be safe when you are using the internet. You probably use the internet for games or to talk to friends or even to search for information - Think You Know can help you stay safe.
Dos and Don’ts
DO NOT share private information on the internet.
If you are not sure DO check with your parents/carers before you give out information.
DO use the same rules when you surf the internet as you would walking down a street.
NEVER have face-to-face meetings with anyone you only know online.
DO accept friend requests from people you already know if you are friends with them, DO NOT accept friend requests or messages from strangers.