Emotional and Mental Welfare Support

2020 has been a year of anxiety and uncertainty and more people are in need of emotional and mental health support. 

 

The following are some of the ways you can access confidential support.

 

Samaritans: offers a safe space for people to talk through whatever is on their mind.  

    • Callers can make contact 24/7 either via a freephone number: 116 123 or e mail:jo@samaritans.org 
    • The Samaritans’ self-help app allows users to track their mood and offers practical tips and techniques for looking after their emotional health.  https://selfhelp.samaritans.org/.  
    • Samaritans also offer Step by Step which offers advice to schools on preparing for, and responding to, suspected suicide, including on site support and advice -Step by Step resources | Samaritans 

 

Young Minds: Young Minds links ‘speak’ directly to young people either experiencing suicidal thoughts and feelings or know a friend who is. There are resources for parents too. The guidance encourages young people to share worries with someone you trust and also highlights that they offer a 24/7 crisis text support. The self-harm guidance supports what to say and how to imagine sharing your feelings with someone else to get the help you need. 

 

Shout: Shout is a 24/7 text service, free on all major mobile networks for anyone in crisis, anytime. Text 85258 

Anna Freud: provides helpful resources to children, families, schools and professionals to support children’s mental heath and well being. 

 

 MIND

https://www.mind.org.uk/

 

If you are concerned about your child during lockdown, please contact the school. Other points of advice can be found here: 

https://www.thehastingsacademy.org.uk/key-policies/safeguarding-information

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