Civic Centre, West Street, Oldham. OL2 1UT
0161 770 3116

Mental Health During COVID

Mental Health During COVID

Support and Services

Over the last few years, Mental Health has been one of the most important issues to young people in Oldham in the Make Your Mark ballot. This need is even greater now we are in lock down due to the Coronavirus.

We have made a list of some services available to young people that would help. Some of them are specifically to help during lock down and some are just general links. If you’re struggling with your mental health, or have a friend/family member who is struggling, please don’t sit in silence – anyone of these services could help.

COVID Links

Young Minds – click on the specific feelings you are having to recive advice and information. More links and phone numbers at the bottom of the page to get more help.

The Children’s Society – From general information to specific help for mental health issues you may be suffering from, plus stories from young people who have suffered with poor mental health.

Anna Freud – Help finding support near you, plus 90+ strategies to help you if you are feeling low or anxious during self-isolation.

Beat – Help with eating disorders during lock down.

World Health Organisation (WHO) – General information about looking after you r mental health during lock down.

Unicef – General information about looking after you r mental health during lock down.

General links

Kooth

https://www.kooth.com
Kooth is an online counselling service which a free safe, confidential and anonymous way to ask for help. Ages 11-25

TOGMind

https://www.togmind.org/youth-mind
They offer a ‘Sort It ‘ drop in service for 8-18 year olds who would like to speak to someone confidentially and in a safe space.
You will be listened to and you will get the best help either with their service or by helping you to access another service.
They’ve got a problem solving service , counselling and also lots of groups and activities.

Healthy Young Minds (formerly CAMHS)

From the Healthy young minds website :
https://healthyyoungmindspennine.nhs.uk/im-a-young-person/
External links from their website to other service available to help :
https://healthyyoungmindspennine.nhs.uk/resource-centre/external-links/
Apps that can help with your mental health :
https://healthyyoungmindspennine.nhs.uk/resource-centre/external-links/
You can visit healthy young minds – Here’s a video that will give you an idea of what to expect
https://healthyyoungmindspennine.nhs.uk/resource-centre/videos/whats-it-like-coming-to-healthy-young-minds/

ChildLine

Childline is a free, private and confidential service for any young people in
the UK. At childline.org.uk you can speak in a 1-2-1 chat with a counsellor between the hours of 9am and midnight. You can also call them for free on 0800 1111. They are also on facebook, Instagram and youtube where they offer advice, guidance and experiences from young people to help if you are facing any difficulties.

Become

Become is a charity that is available to support young people who are looked after or care leavers. You can call them on 0800 023 2033 between 10:30am and 3pm Monday to Friday, or, you can email [email protected]
For more info visit https://becomecharity.org.uk/

Refuge

Refuge has a Freephone National Domestic Abuse Helpline: 0808 2000 247 which is available 24/7 and you can ring at any time of the day or night.

Papyrus

PAPYRUS – 01925 572 444
https://papyrus-uk.org/im-feeling-suicidal-where-can-i-get-help/They have resources available on their website including coping strategies , conversation starters , apps to support wellbeing and more .
Link is https://papyrus-uk.org/help-advice-resources/

Resolve

Resolve counselling services – an emotional health and well-being service for children affected by domestic or sexual abuse.
For young people between 5-19 who have experience or are currently experiencing sexual or domestic abuse in Oldham, Rochdale and Manchester.
For young people between 5-19 who have experience or are currently experiencing sexual or domestic abuse in Oldham, Rochdale and Manchester.
Referrals can be made by professionals or parents can self refer.
0161 633 5991

Other services

Proud Trust for LGBT+ young people 0161 660 3347.

Bereavement Support service Tel : 0161 627 8207

Young carers Tel: 0161 621 9400

Oasis Drug and Alcohol service Tel: 0161 621 9600

HOPEline UK can give you advice and support if you or a friend is having suicidal thoughts.
Confidential and anonymous :
Tel 0800 068 41 41
Open Mon – Fri 10 am – 10 pm
Weekends 2pm – 10pm

No Comments

Add your comment

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.