Need someone to talk to?
There are times when we all feel like we need to talk to someone, if you are feeling like that and it’s not a Youth Club night and you can’t get to speak to a WYC Youth Worker then here are some links to websites and apps which may be able to help.
Help for you
- Happy OK Sad – a Warrington focused website with links to local services for children and young people, adults and older people.
- Mind Works – drop-in sessions for young people (under 18) can speak with a worker from Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS) about any concerns they have about their mental health. No need for a referral or appointment, just drop-in. Professionals and family members also welcomed. Call 01925 575 904 9.00am to 5.00pm Monday to Friday.
- Papyrus – if you are having thoughts of suicide or are concerned for a young person who might be, you can contact HOPELINEUK for confidential support and practical advice on 0800 068 4141 or text 07786 209 697
- Childline – finding family life frustrating? Life at home can be hard for lots of reasons. Childline can help, no matter what your worry is. You can access information and advice, share experiences with people your own age or have a free, confidential chat with one of their counsellors 24/7, on the phone – 0800 1111, online or through their app.
- Samaritans – Whatever you’re going through, a Samaritan will face it with you. They are there 24 hours a day, 365 days a year – call 116 123 for free
- Kooth – An online counselling and emotional well-being platform for children and young people, accessible through mobile, tablet and desktop and free at the point of use.
- Every Mind Matters – Take the online quiz to get your free plan, designed to help you feel more in control, deal with stress and anxiety, boost your mood and improve your sleep.
- .. your parent’s drug or alcohol misuse? – Experiencing parental substance misuse affects your mental health, school work and friendships. Footsteps for Families can help with friendly and confidential advice
- .. yours or a friend’s mental heath? – 1 in 10 young people will experience a mental health problem this year, the Time to Change website provides information to help you look after your mental well-being and feel good
Be Positive ..
- .. improve your Wellbeing – make time to do activities that can help with your wellbeing; laughing, being active, taking notice of what is around us, trying something new, making someone smile – for more information on the Five Ways to Wellbeing visit www.make-time.org
Search in your phone’s App Store or use the links provided
- Stay Alive – a suicide prevention app that helps you to stay safe from acting on your thoughts of suicide – Google Play or App Store
- SAM (Self-help Anxiety Management) – a useful tracker for helping you manage your anxiety, it can help you better understand things that make you feel anxious and the self-help toolkit will allow you to learn new skills around anxiety management. This has been found useful to use whilst waiting to access further long-term support or to build on their existing anxiety management skill – Google Play or App Store
- Moodometer – this NHS tracker can help you understand influences behind your mood. This can be helpful in identifying triggers that can impact on low mood and suggest ways to lift your mood
- Grief: Support for Young People – this has been created by Child Breavement UK and is for young people aged 11-25 who have been bereaved and are in need of support – Google Play or App Store
- Calm Harm – provides tasks to help you resist or manage the urge to self-harm – Google Play or App Store
- Clear Fear – want to overcome anxiety? Focus on learning to reduce the physical responses to threat by learning to breathe, relax and be mindful as well as changing thoughts and behaviours and releasing emotions – Google Play or App Store
Please note that we cannot be responsible for the content on 3rd-party websites, the links have been included in good faith and were correct at the time of inclusion