We know that the pandemic and the associated measures and restrictions, such as social distancing and school closures, will be impacting on the mental wellbeing of some children and young people.
Through the link below there are some useful links and sources of support so that children and young people, parents, carers, and school staff can get the advice and help they need.
The list is not exhaustive, and many other useful organisations and services exist, but it is hoped that these will help children, young people and adults navigate the key resources and get the support they deserve.
This is an iPhone and Android app that promotes positive mental wellbeing in children and young people and has been designed to help children and young people with their coping skills.
This has advice and resources for families on supporting children’s mental health.
This is for families.
Looking After Your Mental Health Resources aims to support everyone to feel more confident in taking action to look after their mental health and wellbeing by promoting a range of self-care actions.
Every Mind Matters Self-Care Tool when you complete the 5 ‘Survey’ questions, a ‘Mind Plan’ is generated, with signposting options to many useful resources.
This provides online information on COVID-19 and mental health support to children and young people.
The Central Access Point or CAP is a local mental health service providing a 24 hour help line for anyone experiencing mental health difficulties. Individuals can call for themselves or on behalf of someone else. After a few questions to establish need callers will either be referred to a clinician or other appropriate support. The service can also be used for advice if supporting someone you are concerned about.
The contact details are Tel: 0116 2953060, Email : CAPReferrals@eicespart.nhs.uk