Online Services for Children and Young People
There are a number of online Mental Health services that support children and young people. From as young as pre-school up to young adults, some of the websites allow online support from Mental health professionals, whilst others give advice to parents and carers also.
Please see the website links below for more information:
We have created a leaflet for children’s mental health services and you can download it here: Mental Health Information Leaflet for Children and Young People
Please visit our Live Well website for more information on local services: https://www.livewell.cheshirewestandchester.gov.uk/
You In Mind offers to help find the mental health support you need local to you. Please visit the website here: YouInMind
Local Offer is a good website for finding services in the local area: Local Offer Cheshire
Mental Health Leaflet
We have also produced our own Mental Health Leaflet with information on who to access and how. Please download it by clicking here: MH Leaflet 2021
Cheshire Wellbeing Hub
Feeling low? The Wellbeing Hub may be able to help.
Contact the team for free, easy access mental health support and talking therapies from friendly NHS professionals. Ages 16yrs+
Wellbeing Hub Website – they accept self-referrals online
Telephone Self-Referral: You can self-refer to the service by telephone by calling 0300 303 0639
8am – 8pm / Monday – Friday
What to do in a crisis
If your mental or emotional state quickly gets worse or deteriorates, this can be called a ‘mental health crisis’. In this situation, it is important to get help quickly.
Please call 0800 145 6485 and dedicated local staff will support you to access the help you need. The phone line is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week and is open to people of all ages – including children and young people.
You should still call 999 or go to A&E if you have an immediate, life-threatening emergency requiring mental or physical health assistance.
Recommended online self-help materials and resources:
Northumberland self Help https://web.ntw.nhs.uk/selfhelp/
A large range of self-help guides are available to download in several formats. Information available on abuse, alcohol, anxiety, bereavement, self-esteem, depression, controlling anger and much more.
The Overcoming Series – https://overcoming.co.uk/7/Home
Suggested books and disorder specific recommendations resources
Cedar- workbooks and resources – cedar.exeter.ac.uk/iapt/iaptworkbooksandresources/
From the site you are able to print off various self-help guides covering conditions such as depression, anxiety, stress, panic and sleep problems.
A free, web based programme that a range of self-help information for low mood.
Get Self Help www.getselfhelp.co.uk
Get Self Help is a website based on CBT techniques and information.
CCI Health www.cci.health.wa.gov.au
It focuses on anxiety, low mood and eating disorders.
Life Signs www.lifesigns.org.uk
(Self-Injury Guidance & Network Support) it aims to raise awareness about self-injury and provide information and support to people of all ages affected by self-injury.
No More Panic www.nomorepanic.co.uk
No More Panic provides information about Panic, Anxiety, Phobias and OCD.
Living life to the Full www.livinglifetothefull.com/
The Living Life to the Full is a life skills course that provides practical advise you can use in your own life.
Big White Wall www.bigwhitewall.com/
The support network for emotional wellbeing. It also provides resources for Serving Personnel, Veterans and their families.
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