Apps and Websites
- Dreamy kid - Meditation & Affirmations for children (Free with in-app purchases)
- Headspace - Mindfulness
- Mindful powers - A holistic approach to building social-emotional learning through the power of play
- The Zones of Regulation - Used in some schools. App helps to explore emotions and develop regulation skills (£3.99)
- Smiling Mind - Meditation program developed by psychologists and educators to help bring mindfulness into your life (App based)
- Stop Breathe & Think Kids - Check in with how you are feeling and choose one of our missions to help create your very own force field of calm (You tube Channel also available)
- Calm Harm - Provides tasks to help you resist or manage the urge to self-harm
- Mind Shift - Help Teens and Young Adults cope with anxiety, It can help you change how you think about anxiety, offers strategies to manage worry, panic, conflict, ordinary anxiety, and three specialised categories of anxiety: Test anxiety, Social anxiety, and perfectionism. Also contains relaxation exercises
- Smiling Mind - A daily mindfulness and meditation guide
YouTube has various videos to support CYP
- Stop, Breathe and Think Kids channel – Stress relief guides for children https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCkB9zEEqnP9kMIf5VChd99Q
- GoZenOnline channel – CYP friendly information and strategies https://www.youtube.com/user/gozenonline
- Search ‘Bubble Breathing’ for breathing technique
Young Minds - www.youngminds.org.uk
Papyrus – prevention of young suicide https://papyrus-uk.org
Sorted booklist https://www.warwickshire.gov.uk/sorted - Books for Children and Young people and their parents, carers and anyone working with young people to help with emotional wellbeing.
Minded – Free educational resource on children and young people’s mental health for adults. https://www.minded.org.uk/
The YoungMinds resources library is full of useful toolkits, publications, reports and policy information about children and young people's mental health.
The Making Space mental health co-production service helps improve mental health services across Warwickshire. Their work includes:
- giving people opportunities to learn new skills and gain confidence
- hosting regular forums and workshops
- encouraging volunteering, and making a positive contribution to your community
Time to Change is a growing social movement working to change the way we all think and act about mental health problems. It has resources for schools, workplaces and home as well as useful links to support organisations and up to date research and reports.
Telephone: 116 123 (24 hours a day, free to call)
Provides confidential, non-judgemental emotional support for people experiencing feelings of distress or despair, including those that could lead to suicide. You can phone, email, write a letter or in most cases talk to someone face to face.
Telephone: 0300 123 3393 (9am-6pm Monday to Friday) or text 86463
Mind provides confidential mental health information services.
With support and understanding, Mind enables people to make informed choices. The Infoline gives information on types of mental health problems, where to get help, drug treatments, alternative therapies and advocacy. Mind works in partnership with around 140 local Minds providing local mental health services.
Rethink Mental Illness Advice Line
Telephone: 0300 5000 927 (9.30am - 4pm Monday to Friday)
Email: online contact form
Provides expert advice and information to people with mental health problems and those who care for them, as well as giving help to health professionals, employers and staff. Rethink also runs Rethink services and groups across England.
Telephone: 0300 304 7000 (4:30pm-10:30pm)
Saneline is a national mental health helpline providing information and support to people with mental health problems and those who support them.
Telephone: 0808 808 4994 (11am-11pm, free to call)
Email: Helpline email form
Crisis Support: Text 'THEMIX' to 85258.
The Mix provides judgement-free information and support to young people aged 13-25 on a range of issues including mental health problems. Young people can access the The Mix's support via phone, email, webchat, peer to peer and counselling services.
Telephone: 0800 1111
ChildLine is a private and confidential service for children and young people up to the age of nineteen. You can contact a ChildLine counsellor for free about anything - no problem is too big or too small.
Elefriends is a supportive online community where you can be yourself. Elefriends is run by Mind.
If you're a carer needing support you can contact all of the above as well as Carers Direct and the Carers Trust, both of whom are able to provide support and advice on any issues affecting you.
What should I do if I'm supporting someone in a crisis?
If the person seems really unwell, and you are worried about their safety, you should encourage them to seek help.