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Looking After Yourself

Please see below for some useful links to information and websites designed to ensure that look after your wellbeing during these unusual times.

Please also note that advice from an eye health charity called FightForSight, which is for those who are suddenly using computer screens a lot more. The advice is called 20:20;20 and suggests you should look at something 20 feet away, for 20 seconds, every 20 minutes when working at a screen. More information about this can be found in this article from the BBC.

Stress Management Leaflet - Feeling angry or over-whelmed? This guide explains why you may feel that way and how to cope with these emotions.

NHS Mental Health Helplines Provides information and support for anyone with mental health problems or learning disabilities.

CAMHS - A website full of resources and links to support young people and their families with their mental health and emotional wellbeing.

Wirral Council Helpline - recently launched helpline for young people feeling unsafe or worried.

HSIS - Contact details for your usual HSIS Youth Worker.

Mental Health Foundation - Looking after your mental health while working during the Coronavirus outbreak

NHS - Coronavirus and how to support your children.

How to look after your mental wellbeing while at home – Information and strategies for young people with increase anxiety.

Yogasmiths - a free 10 minute breath mindfulness meditation YouTube clip for you to try out. This type of practice can help you to find a calmer, quieter place. They also have online yoga classes but these are chargeable (£6.50 per class)

Kooth.com is a web based confidential support service available to young people. Kooth provides a safe and secure means of accessing mental health and wellbeing support. In addition Kooth offers young people (aged 11-25) in Wirral the opportunity to have a text-based conversation with a qualified counsellor. Counsellors are available from 12noon to 10pm on weekdays and 6pm to 10 pm at weekends, every day of the year on a drop-in basis. Young people can access regular booked online counselling sessions as needed. Outside counselling hours’ young people can message our team and get support by the next day.

NHS  Mental Health Crisis Line is a new phone line, opened to provide access to Mental Health 24 hour Support and run by NHS CWP Trust staff. This telephone line is for anyone who may need support in and across Wirral, Chester West and Chester East. Anyone can call and talk to dedicated Mental Health Professional, including children, young people and all adult age groups 24/7. The number is 0300 303 3972.