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Links for Support and Help for Wellbeing for Parents

Please find below information on events that are happening within the community for families. 

Please also see below links to support health and wellbeing.

Useful Websites

Anxiety UK: www.anxietyuk.org.uk

Helps all those suffering with anxiety disorders, self-help leaflets and contact lists.  Section on young people.

Big White Wall: https://www.bigwhitewall.com/

A safe online community of people who are anxious, down or not coping, who support and help each other by sharing what is troubling them, guided by trained professionals.  Available 24/7.  Completely anonymous so you can express yourself freely and openly.  Professionally trained 'Wall Guides' ensure the safety and anonymity of all users.

CALM (Campaign Against Living Miserbly): https://www.thecalmzone.net/

Dedicated to preventing male suicide, the single biggest killer of men under 45 in the UK.

CBT Online: https://www.getselfhelp.co.uk/

Cognitive Behaviour Therapy self-help site.

Charlie Walker Memorial Trust: www.cwmt.org.uk

Awareness, information and resources for those who are depressed.

Cruse - Bereavement Care: www.cruse.org.uk

Offers support, advice and information to children, young people and adults when someone dies and work to enhance society's care of bereaved people through face-to-face, telephone, email and website support.

DrugWise: www.drugwise.org.uk

Database of drug treatment services in England, Wales and Scotland, developed by DrugScope.  It is searchable by different criteria, including service name, treatment offered and geographical region. 

Heads Together: https://www.headstogether.org.uk/

Campaign to change conversation about mental health and reduce stigma.  Useful resources and links.

I had a black dog, his name was depression

4 minute video created by WHO to show what it is like to live with depression.

Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XiCrniLQGYc

Improving Access to Psychological Therapies

https://www.nhs.uk/service-search/other-services/Psychological%20therapies%20%28IAPT%29/LocationSearch/10008

Aimed at adults to support treatment of anxiety and depression disorders.  Aims to increase access to talking therapies.  NHS search engine to find support by location.

Improving Access to Psychological Therapies

Aimed at adults to support treatment of anxiety and depression disorders.  Aims to increase access to talking therapies.  NHS search engine to find support by location.

Helpline: 020 3228 4040

Mental Health Foundation: www.mentalhealth.org.uk

UK charity finding and addressing sources of mental health issues.

Mind: www.mind.org.uk

National mental health charity.  Offers excellent range of materials on all aspects of mental health.

Moodzone: https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/stress-anxiety-depression/

Whatever you need to know about coping with stress, anxiety or depression, or just generally improving your emotionally wellbeing, the NHS Choices Moodzone is here to help.  It offers practical, useful information, interactive tools, and videos to support you on your way to feeling better.

My Name is Zac: Comic style booklet on loss.

https://www.mind.org.uk/media/46876/my_name_is_zac_2010.pdf

National Drugs Helpline

24/7 Helpline for anyone concerned about drug misuse, including users, families, friends and carers. 

Helpline: 0800 776600

No Panic: https://nopanic.org.uk/

Registered charity which helps people who suffer from anxiety disorders.

No Panic

Registered charity which helps people who suffer from anxiety disorders.  Helpline for young people

Youth helpline: 0330 606 1174 (weekdays 3-6pm, Thursday + Friday 6-8pm)

OCD Action: www.ocdaction.org.uk

Information and support for Obsessive Compulsive Disorders. 

PAPYRUS: www.papyrus-uk.org

Parents Association for the Prevention of Young Suicide Provides advice and information for parents, carers, teachers, professionals and friends of young people at risk of suicide.

SAM: www.sam-app.org.uk

Self-help app which includes a personal toolbox, negative thought buster, colouring exercise and information. Winner of best anxiety app 2016.

Samaritans: www.samaritans.org

Confidential emotional support service.  Available 24 hours a day.

Sane: www.sane.org.uk

UK mental health charity working to improve the quality of life for anyone affected by mental illness.  Offers advice and support.  Has section on suicide.

Sane

UK mental health charity working to improve the quality of life for anyone affected by mental illness.  Offers advice and support.  Has section on suicide.

Helpline: 0300 304 7000 (4.30-10.30pm)

Shout

Provides free, confidential support, 24/7 via text for anyone in crisis anytime, anywhere in the UK.  Text with someone who is trained and will provide active listening and collaborative problem-solving.

Helpline: Text SHOUT to 85258

The Worry Tree

Short video created by Rise Above about how to deal with your worries. 

Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=26GRTQRfryw&feature=emb_err_watch_on_yt

Time to Change: https://www.time-to-change.org.uk/

Campaigning to change the way people think and act about mental health problems.

WRAP: https://mentalhealthrecovery.com/

Wellness Recovery Action Plan - prevention and wellness tool to use to get well and stay well.  Also an app to create your own WRAP.

Young Minds Parents' Helpline

Can be contacted through social media or through website.  Free confidential online and telephone support to any adult worried about the emotional problems, behaviour or mental health of a child or young person up to the age of 25.

Helpline: 0808 802 5544

Apps to download

Clear Fear: https://www.clearfear.co.uk/

App developed by Stem4 using CBT to reduce physical responses to threat (anxiety etc) by learning to relax and change thinking.

Child Bereavement UK: https://www.childbereavementuk.org/

Has an app designed to support children and young people who have suffered a bereavement.  Provides information on where to get more support.

For Me: https://www.childline.org.uk/toolbox/for-me/

App created by Childline includes all their services in one app: direct 1-2-1 access to a counsellor, videos, advice and chat on a range of issues that affect young people.  Safe and discreet - only accessible with a PIN.

Mindshift: http://myhealthapps.net/app/details/463/mindshift

Designed to help teens and young people cope with anxiety by teaching them how to relax, develop more helpful ways of thinking and identify active steps to help take charge of anxiety.

Moodkit: http://www.thriveport.com/products/moodkit/index.html

Approved by NHW Choices and listed as one of the best apps for Depression 2017.  Uses CBT principles to help people with anxiety and depression manage and track their moods. It has a 'thought checker' to identify negative thoughts and an activities tool to suggest wellbeing activities.

MoodTools Depression Aid: www.moodtools.org

App provides six evidenced-based tools to aid clinical depression and negative moods.  It contains info, self-tests, videos, a thought diary, activities, and suicide safety planning feature to help keep the person safe when they are feeling distressed.

Stay Alive: https://www.prevent-suicide.org.uk/find-help-now/stay-alive-app/

App offers help and support to people with thoughts of suicide and people concerned about someone else.  Quick access to UK national crisis support helplines, a mini-safety plan, a LifeBox to which the user can upload photos from their phone reminding them of their reasons to stay alive, strategies for staying safe, tips on how to help a person thinking about suicide, and suicide bereavement resources.

Youper: https://www.youper.ai/

Evidence-based app developed to help people with social anxiety gain confidence in social situations. Aims to help people understand their anxiety, control it, and then challenge it using real-life guided practice exercises.

Books that you may find useful:

A Head Full of Blue

Published in 2003.  Written by Johnstone, N.  A personal account of the effects of suffering from depression, anxiety disorder and alcoholism.

Publication: ISBN 10: 0747561702

Beating the Blues

Published in 1991.  Written by Tanner, S. and Ball, J.

Publication: ISBN 10: 064636622X

The Depression Workbook

Published in 2002.  Written by Copeland, M.  Based on research, book provides exercises that give guidance on essential coping skills and helps readers make real change in their lives.

Publication: ISBN 10: 157224268X

Michael Rosen, SAD

A touching book about what it's like to feel deeply sad.

Publication: ISBN-10: 0744598982