Mental Health

Mental Health

It was Mental Health Awareness Week in May 2020, and now more than ever, it’s important to look after your mental wellbeing while staying at home.  Visit Every Mind Matters for practical advice and to get your personalised Mind Plan:

The theme for this year’s Mental Health Awareness Week is kindness, please listen to this important message from Dr Roshan Jayalath, our Mental Health Clinical Lead, talking about why it’s important to access mental health services when you need them – click here to view the recording.

Young People

ThinkNinja is a mental health app designed for 10 to 18 year olds.  Using a variety of content and tools, it allows young people to learn about mental health and emotional wellbeing, and develop skills they can use to build resilience.  Click HERE to find out more information.

Click on the link below for further information:

Children and Young People Mental Health Pathway.pdf

Further Resources

YIS Young People's Mental Health - Counselling:

https://www.mkyis.org.uk/help-advice

Refer to the Anna Freud website for a self help guide:

https://www.annafreud.org/on-my-mind/self-care/

Charlie Waller Foundation - a guide for Parents and Carers:

https://docs.wixstatic.com/ugd/cb4de2_a5c3cb37b02b48a6ab18b577fe8e69be.pdf

NHS

https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/stress-anxiety-depression/ 

Chat Health Promotion - School Nurses

ChatHealth - ChatHealth is an award-winning messaging service for young people aged 11-19 years, available Monday to Friday from 9am to 4pm (automatic bounce backs respond to incoming messages out of hours). As our lives have changed over the last few months due to the coronavirus, it’s more important than ever for young people to have easy access to support, particularly in the absence of face to face contact.  The text number for this service is 07480 635517   Or visit www.chathealth.nhs.uk  to start a chat.  For more information about ChatHealth, our organisation or for further general health advice and support for service users visit our website www.mkchildrenshealth.cnwl.nhs.uk    

SERV_MK_1958_MK_ChatHealthPromotion_A5 Leaflet_v3.pdf