It can be difficult to understand and open up about how we feel, particularly when we are struggling with our mental health. We all have mental health. It’s OK not to be OK and it’s OK to ask for help, you are not alone. Opening up to a trusted adult may help and there are also other people to speak to or tools that you might find useful. There are also tools that you might find useful if someone reaches out to you about their mental health.
Stigma Free Lanarkshire have put together 5 simple tips for how to have a caring conversation with somebody that has reached out to you. These tips are intended to be used as a guide for conversations.
See Me have created a card to help children and young people talk about mental health and get help and support. It has information on where, how and who to get support from. Adults can share this tool or use it to encourage conversation.
Kooth is a free, anonymous online mental health support service for young people aged 10 to 18 and those aged up to 26-years-old who are care experienced. It is a safe and anonymous online resource that can be accessed through smart phones, tablets or computers. It features activities, self-help articles, live chats, discussion boards and is guided by a team of accredited counsellors and practitioners who can provide focused individual support. Available 24 hours a day, seven days a week with counselling available 12-10pm on weekdays and 6-10pm on weekends, all year round.
Stigma Free Lanarkshire have created this poster to offer children and young people some NHS approved sources of further support. This poster is handy to have at the ready when having a conversation with a child or young person.
Help with mental-health problems ranging from mild stresses right through to complex and long-standing difficulties. This is available to young people who are 18+.
SilverCloud is a new range of CBT courses that can help with a variety of different problems, including physical health difficulties.
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