Wellbeing

Managing Me

Managing Me is a 6 week course specifically designed for young people aged 11-18 to learn how to cope with life. The course focus on dealing with stress, anxiety, depression and self-image. Our current Managing Me Dates are funded through both The National Lottery and Children In Need – providing individuals with the chance to access these courses for free.

If young people are struggling with coping during the prolonged periods of isolation which are prevalent currently, then these courses may be beneficial in teaching young people coping mechanisms. 


Kooth

https://www.kooth.com/

FREE,SAFE AND ANONYMOUS ONLINE SUPPORT FOR YOUNG PEOPLE


Fearless

https://www.fearless.org/

Fearless is a site where you can access non-judgemental information and advice about crime and criminality.

What makes this site different is we also provide you with a safe place to give information to us about crime – 100% anonymously.


Barnardos Support Hub

We’re living in extraordinary times right now, and it can sometimes feel or be overwhelming. There is an exhaustive amount of information available about Coronavirus, and it can be hard to know where to start, and that’s why we have created this space. It’s a central place for you to explore, where you can find information, resources & tools – from practical advice on how to talk to your children about the pandemic, to tips on managing anxiety and much more.

https://www.barnardos.org.uk/see-hear-respond-support-hub


Introducing the new NELFT young people’s wellbeing Instagram account

On Friday 9 October a new Instagram account was launched, aimed at young people within NHS services and their peers; @kentandmedwaycamhs will be covering both CYPMHS and MYPWS in Kent. They have set up this channel to help better support and communicate with young people who might be struggling with their mental health or wellbeing. They want to raise awareness and understanding of various wellbeing challenges and empower young people to feel more in control of their own mental health. 

Below are some of the key aims for the account: 

  • Improving service awareness 
  • Helping young people to build positive relationships with social media 
  • Improving participation and young people’s involvement in service improvements 
  • Increasing young people’s emotional resilience 
  • Removing the stigma around receiving mental health treatment.

For the Instagram account to achieve its full potential we need as many young people to know about it as possible. There will also be opportunities for young people to get involved with creating content, directing content and approving recommended resources. Please give a follow and share the handle with the young people you work with. Encourage them to like and follow! 


Useful Websites