Access to counselling:
Talking Matters: 0300 303 0700 – http://www.tmnorthumberland.org.uk/
Morpeth Contact Mental Health Charity: 01670510652 – https://contactmorpeth.org.uk/
Cygnus Mental Health and Wellbeing support: https://www.cygnussupport.com/
At times of crisis:
Crisis team: 0303 123 1146
Online information & support:
|How to look after your mental health during the coronavirus outbreak – Mental Health Foundation
Good mental health for all. Dedicated to finding and addressing the sources of mental health problems.
www.Qwell.io – online platform offering counselling/peer support/information
https://web.ntw.nhs.uk/selfhelp/ – online self-help leaflets
www.mind.org.uk – lots of general info re: mental health and direct helpline
https://sidebyside.mind.org.uk/ – online support forum
Northumberland and Tyneside MIND: www.tynesidemind.org.uk
Great resources for all mental health things adult and child, good place to start for
A safe place to talk, share and support others: https://www.bigwhitewall.com
https://www.beheadstrong.uk/ – Centred around isolation during COVID
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https://www.kooth.com/ – online mental health support platform for children and young people
https://youngminds.org.uk/ – online support with an excellent parent’s section
Essential support for under 25’s: http://www.themix.org.uk/
Youth homelessness (16-25): https://centrepoint.org.uk/
https://www.cwmt.org.uk/resources – Leaflets including “A parent’s guide to depression” & “Mental health problems in children and young people”
https://www.youthaccess.org.uk/ – Local services for confidential youth information, advice and counselling services (but nearest in Newcastle & Gateshead)
Support for carers:
Online self help courses:
https://llttf.com/ – Living life to the full – Self-help course written by Professor of Psychosocial Psychiatry
Men’s mental health:
Men’s mental health charity: https://www.manhealth.org.uk/
Men’s mental health: https://nufoundation.org.uk/beagamechanger/
Volunteers supporting those in need in hospital and in the community: https://www.royalvoluntaryservice.org.uk/our-services/supporting-people
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Please join Malcolm Connelly for a Kooth Awareness Session for all Parents & Carers across #Northumberland. Malcolm will explain how Kooth.com can support Young People aged 11-25 across the County with their emotional wellbeing.
DO YOU CARE FOR A CHILD WITH ADDITIONAL NEEDS?
Do you live in the North East or North Cumbria?
COME ALONG TO OUR FREE VIRTUAL WORKSHOPS!
Our workshops can be tailored to meet your individual needs. Our listening ear approach will help you decide which options suit you and your child best.
Emotional and practical support | Support around autism
Music therapy | Play therapy | Makaton
Sensory workshops | Speech & language support
Come along and meet other parents in a relaxed environment and find out information to support you and your family.
For further information please contact: email@example.com
Just Say app launched
Just Say is a new app created to improve access to health and wellbeing advice and services for young people aged 16-25 across Northumberland. It aims to help young people get advice and support to find their way to be happy, healthy, safe and independent whenever they need to at the earliest opportunity. The app brings together local information as well as signposting over 250 services for young people. Mental health support, financial support, relationship advice and more as well as games, daily positive messages and activities, goal setting and trophies for hitting milestones are all available via the app. The Just Say app was inspired by young people involved in a local youth project called SILX based in Blyth who have worked with us and Northumberland County Council to develop the app. It is available to download on the App store and Google Play.
Find out more at www.northumbria.nhs.uk/justsay.
Mental Health Resource for Young People:
We are delighted to announce that Kooth Plc is working in partnership with the Royal Agricultural Benevolent Institution (RABI) to deliver mental health and wellbeing support to farming families across England and Wales. Kooth and Qwell are available to all farmers and farming family members over the age of 10 with no referrals, waiting lists or thresholds to meet. Services are completely anonymous and can be booked ahead of time.
Kooth (CYP 10-18) and Qwell (18+) can be accessed by visiting www.rabi.org.uk/kooth.
Kooth and Qwell provide a safe, secure means of accessing help via the internet. By accessing these services you can benefit from:
- A free, confidential, anonymous and safe way to receive support online
- Out of hours’ availability. Counsellors are available from 12 noon to 10pm on weekdays and 6pm to 10pm at weekends, every day of the year, on a drop in basis
- Online Counselling from a professional team of BACP qualified counsellors trained to understand the farming community, is available via 1-1 chat sessions or messaging on a drop in basis or via booked sessions
- Discussion Boards which are all pre-moderated allow young people to access peer to peer support
- Online Magazine full of moderated articles, including farming specific content, many of which are submitted by users offering advice and guidance on a huge range of topics
- No referral is required. You can register for Kooth and Qwell independently at www.rabi.org.uk/kooth
Please find details below of 4 new videos: 3 for people with learning disabilities and 1 for carers.
- Explaining the Tier system in England: https://youtu.be/H8_t22Om1QY
This video is for people with learning disabilities to help them understand about the tier system in place in England. It describes what you can and can’t do.
- Making Friends with your Face Mask: https://youtu.be/JktalrbL3T4
This video is for people with learning disabilities to help them understand why wearing a face mask is important, how to find a face mask that suits them and how to get used to wearing it.
- Supporting a person with a learning disability to wear a face mask: https://youtu.be/nYf6Gt7C08A
This video is for family members or carers of people with learning disabilities to help them understand why wearing a face mask is important, how to find a face mask that suits the person they support and how to help them get used to wearing it.
- Christmas Bubbles – explaining the coronavirus rules over Christmas: https://youtu.be/bBypR7Xxvy8
This video is for people with learning disabilities to help them understand the rules on Christmas bubbles over the Christmas period.
We all want to get as well as possible this winter to protect us & our loved ones. It’s really important that people with a learning disability & anybody who supports them to get a flu jab & AHC this year.
Find out more here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e3ZSPDyBAVA
24 Hour All Age Mental Health Crisis Response
As of Monday 30 March the CNTW Universal Crisis Team has moved to 24 hours for all ages (including Children and Young People) in need of an Urgent Response.
The contact number is: 0303 1231146
Improving Childrens Mental Health: https://www.place2be.org.uk
Barnardo’s Young Dads Development Work in Northumberland North Tyneside: