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Mental health

For immediate help in a mental health crisis call 111 and select option 2

https://www.keep-your-head.com/prof/cp-mhs/supporting-young-people-in-crisis/mental-health-crisis-1

Mental Health

  • What is mental health?

  • Getting support

  • Help in an emergency

What you can do to help

Develop good self-care habits around eating well, staying hydrated, getting enough sleep, exercising and socialising. All these activities will impact on your overall health and the way you feel.

Pay attention to your body and mind, notice any things you find difficult and do more of the things that make you feel balanced and positive.

Remember mental health fluctuates and we all experience uncomfortable feelings, difficult moods and negative thoughts from time to time. Be open and honest with the people you trust about your feelings and if you are finding things hard or are worried speak out about this.

Try some of these resources and activities to learn more about mental health, wellbeing and resilience:

Take the NHS Every Mind Matters quiz

Management strategies - https://www.talkofftherecord.org/explore-directory/moodjuice/

Building self-esteem:

https://www.mind.org.uk/information-support/for-children-and-young-people/confidence-and-self-esteem/

https://www.childrenssociety.org.uk/information/young-people/well-being/resources/self-esteem

Mindfulness - https://www.nhs.uk/mental-health/self-help/tips-and-support/mindfulness/

You might also find some useful information at our healthy lifestyles page.

Download the NHS app

Who can help?

For more advice about mental health speak to one of our team. You can Call Us on 0300 029 50 50 or Text Us on 07520 649887 to start a conversation. **Monday to Friday 9.30am - 4.30pm excluding bank holidays**

Older children (aged 11-19) can ask advice from a school nurse by texting our confidential ChatHealth service on 07480 635 443.

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