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Useful mental health websites

General mental health information:

CWP Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services – website for young people, parents/carers and professionals

Head Meds – website about medication that is described in a way easy to understand for young people

Mind – website has an extensive collection of information and support for young people, parents and carers

Royal College of Psychiatrists – leaflets to download for parents and young people

Range of self-help materials for many mental health problems

Young peoples’ mental health charity

NHS Choices – information on all mental health difficulties

Mentalhealth.org – Information, research and resources

Action for happiness – Ways to improve mood

Primarycare-selfhelp.co.uk – Self help materials

Dementia Reablement Service

The Alzheimer’s Society

Kooth – Online support for young people

Cwpcamhscentre.mymind.org.uk – Access to mental health support service for children & young people. Advice Line: 01244 397644, Monday – Friday 5pm – 10pm, Saturday & Sunday 12pm – 8pm

Helplines:

Childline.org.uk – ChildLine 0800 1111

Samaritans.org – Samaritans 08457 90 90 90

Kooth– Online counselling service for young people

Youth2youth – 0208 896 3675 Young persons’ helpline run by young people

Young Minds Parent’s Helpline 0808 802 5544 or email parents@youngminds.org.uk

National Dementia Helpline – 0300 222 1122

Depression:

www.depressioninteenagers.co.uk – Self-help and relaxation for young people

www.studentsagainstdepression.org – Information and support around depression

www.mentalhealthcare.org.uk – Information about psychosis

Self Harm:

www.selfharm.org.uk – Supports young people who self harm

www.nshn.co.uk – Includes helpful alternatives to self harm

www.lifesigns.org.uk – Advice and support for self harm

Suicide:

www.papyrus-uk.org – Prevention of young suicide

Anxiety:

www.anxietybc.com – Anxiety help for young people

www.anxiety.org.uk – Advice and support for anxiety sufferers

OCD:

www.ocduk.org – Information and support relating to OCD in young people

Eating Disorders:

www.b-eat.co.uk – The Eating Disorders Association and contains information on all aspects of eating disorders

ADHD:

www.adders.org – For parents of children with ADHD

www.addiss.co.uk – Information and resources

www.adhdandyou.co.uk – Information for children and adults

ASC:

www.autism.org.uk – National Autistic Society website

www.cheshireautism.org.uk – Cheshire Autism Practical Support

Drugs:

www.talktofrank.com – Downloadable materials, helpline and website

Bereavement:

www.winstonswish.org.uk – Information and runs residentials

www.crusebereavementcare.org.uk – Helpful advice and information

www.griefencounter.org.uk – Website for children and young people

Anger Difficulties:

www.angriesout.com – Advice and support for dealing with anger

Helpful Apps

MindShift – for anxiety

Moodlytics – mood tracker

Sleepio – to improve sleep

Post Incident Learning – positive behaviour strategies

In Hand – help for times of stress and low mood

MoodPanda – interactive mood diary

Headspace – mindfulness meditation

Live Happy – to boost mood through activities

Moodometer – mood tracker

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