Mental Health and Well Being
Self Referral Parent Forms
Action for Children deliver an emotional health and wellbeing service. They are there to help children and young people through difficult times. They also accept referrals from children, parents and carers.
Anna Freud National Centre for Children and Families - Messenger Service
The AFC Crisis Messenger text service is a free, confidential, 24/7 text message support service for anyone who is feeling overwhelmed or is struggling to cope. We know that finding the right support is important, especially if you need someone to talk to right now. The service is staffed by trained volunteers who will work with you. They will listen to you and help you think more clearly, enabling you to take the next steps towards feeling better.
They can help with issues such as anxiety, worry, panic attacks, bullying and depression and are here to talk at any time of day or night.
If you need support, you can text AFC to 85258.
Young Minds A-Z Guide
Our A-Z guide gives you advice on how to help your child with their feelings and behaviour, as well as mental health conditions and life events. We'll also show you where you can get help.
Could your child be a young carer? Do they look after someone in the family who is unwell, disabled, or has a mental health or substance misuse issue. If so, your child can receive help from Staffordshire Together for Carers. They can be contacted on 0300 303 0621 or via Email: email@example.com
Happy Maps was created by a GP in Bristol. It shows parents where to go to find advice for their children’s behaviour or mental health issues. https://www.happymaps.co.uk/
Five Steps to Wellbeing NHS
Evidence suggests there are 5 steps you can take to improve your mental health and wellbeing. Trying these things could help you feel more positive and able to get the most out of life. The website has links providing advice about issues which impact on wellbeing such as stress, anxiety, loneliness, fear, panic, grief to name a few.
This site makes yoga and mindfulness sessions fun for kids - so they can enjoy the physical, mental and emotional benefits early on in their lives.
Chill Panda is a Family friendly relaxation, breathing exercise and activity app designed by a Clinical Psychologist and recommended by the NHS in the UK.