Child/Adolescent Mental Health…resources to help.

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WEBSITES

 

www.young minds.org.uk

Mental Health Charity

www.ru-ok.org.uk

Charity –information on relaxation, anger management etc.

www.rcpsych.ac.uk/mental-health/parents-and-young-people

Produced by the Royal College of Psychiatrists. Search by subject for leaflets/fact sheets from depression to sleep issues. Information for parents and young people.

www.parentlinescotland.org.uk

Free helpline for parents concerned about a child/young person.

www.minded.org.uk/families

Help and advice for parents and young people. Run by DOE/NHS England

www.harmless.org.uk

User led organisation offering advice and support to those affected by self-harm

www.selfharm.co.uk

A project supporting young people who self-harm

National self-harm network

www.nshn.co.uk

Online forum provides crisis support, information and resources,
advice, discussions and distractions.
Closely monitored, available 24/7

https://youth.anxietycanada.com/

Canadian Website. Has specific section for Youth.

www.moodcafe.co.uk/media/19579/cyp_parents_1_2_web.pdf

Useful leaflet/booklet for parents about anxiety in children. Covers what it is, types of anxiety, ways to deal with anxiety, where to get help and the types of help available, helpful section on anxiety and school.

 

  

MOBILE PHONE APPS

 

Safespot

 

(Age: 6-12yrs)

Downloadable app (android and IOS) developed by a child psychiatrist who used to work in FV. Promotes mental wellbeing by teaching coping skills. Evidence based.

Mindshift

 

(Age: 12yrs+)

MindShift is an app designed to help teens and young adults cope with anxiety. It can help you change how you think about anxiety. Rather than trying to avoid anxiety, you can make an important shift and face it.

Headspace

(Age:12yrs+)

Meditation app. Learn to relax. 10mins free for 10 days then small subscription.

SAM (Self Help for Anxiety Management)

 

(Age 12yrs+)

This app provides self-help techniques to help manage overall anxiety. Track anxiety levels, triggers, and build a personal tool kit in the app. It also provides interactive guidance for practicing self-help and a closed social community to engage with others. If you’re looking for holistic snapshot of your anxiety and how to cope with it, this may be the app for you.

Positive Penguins

 

(Age: 9-11yrs)

PP is a resilience building app for children aged 9-11yrs. Helps children to understand their thoughts and feelings and what to do when feeling anxious. Includes simple 5 minute graded and guided relaxation exercises.

Worry Box

 

(Age:6-16yrs)

This app serves as a journal for children and adolescents to record their worrisome thoughts. Steps are then identified in managing the worry.

Flowy

 

(Age 4yrs+)

Game helping children to learn deep breathing exercises.

 

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