Wellbeing Advice and Information for Parents & Students

well-being
noun
noun: wellbeing
  1. the state of being comfortable, healthy, or happy.



10 October 2018 World Mental Health Day

Mental health problems can affect anyone, any day of the year, but 10 October is a great day to show your support for better mental health and start looking after your own wellbeing. See information at MIND - the mental health charity

Children can find it very difficult to talk about their worries. Whether a parent has a mental health problem now or has in the past, Childline can be contacted 24/7. Calls to 0800 1111 are free and confidential. Children can also contact Childline online.

Other organisations providing support to children and families include:

Helping Children Cope With Change - Top Ten Tips

'Transforming Children & Young People's Mental Health Provision' (An overview of The Green Paper)

Mental Health Awareness Week May 2018

Who's who in Wellbeing

Social Emotional and Mental Health Support

Lewisham Services for Children & Families

Supporting Mental Health and Wellbeing in Schools

Supporting Mental Health and Wellbeing in Secondary Schools

Child in Mind is a series of podcasts aimed to help parents and carers understand and manage child and family mental health problems.

Talking Mental Health - Secondary Parents Leaflet

Mental Health - Handy Apps and Websites

YoungMinds Vs Stress - An online movement to combat school stress. See information at YoungMinds - Coping with Stress

What is an Eating Disorder and When to Worry

Talking Treatments - What are they used for, what happens during therapy and how to find a therapist. Find out below.
What are Talking Treatments
Making Sense of Talking Treatments

Recognising Self Harm and How to Manage It - Useful Information for Young People, Parents and Teachers.
YoungMinds - Your Guide to Self Harm
Self Harm - What Young People Say
YoungMinds - No Harm Done Young People's Pack
YoungMinds - No Harm Done Professional's Pack
Self Harm - Having the first conversation

Family Action is a national charity with a local focus, delivering services from local offices across the country. https://www.family-action.org.uk/what-we-do/; Family Action - Digital Parent Support Service

The HUB. The Hub Lifeline

Lewisham provides support to individuals aged 11-25 years who are experiencing issues with substance misuse in Lewisham. 020 8690 3020

MindEd Hub. A free educational resource on children and young people's mental health for all adults. https://www.minded.org.uk/

Agnes for Girls. A recommended not for profit website with lots of advice, support, guidance and links to other sources of information and inspiration. https://agnesforgirls.com/

Handy Apps
- SuperBetter - Increasing resilience https://www.superbetter.com/
- MindShift - An app designed to help teens and young adults cope with anxiety https://www.anxietybc.com/resources/mindshift-app
- Stop, Breathe & Think - Creating Calm and Peace. This app helps you do just that. https://app.stopbreathethink.org/
- Smiling Mind - a web/app-based program to help bring balance to people’s lives. https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.smilingmind.app&hl
- HeadSpace - Mediation and Mindfulness Made Simple. https://www.headspace.com/