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Children and Young People's Mental Health and Wellbeing Joint Delivery Board newsletter: July 2022

Children and Young People's Mental Health and Wellbeing Joint Delivery Board newsletter (fourth edition) July 2022.


Helpline and Websites

If you or someone you know could benefit from contacting a mental health helpline or information online please find details below:

Call 116 123 to talk to Samaritans, or email jo@samaritans.org

Samaritans are there to listen 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, and it's always free to call from any landline or mobile phone.

Call 111 to talk to NHS 24's Mental Health Hub

Call 0800 83 85 87 to talk to Breathing Space.

The service can be phoned Monday to Friday 6pm to 2am and 24 hours at weekends.

Young Scot's 'Aye Feel' is an online hub which delivers a range of positive messages, advice and resources to young people regarding health and mental wellbeing. This includes a range of resources, stories, blog posts and targeted social media content on body image and social media usage.

'Mind Yer Time', which was designed by children and young people from the Children's Parliament and the Scottish Youth Parliament, is an online hub specifically designed to give children and young people advice on social media use, screen time, sleep and the impacts of these things on body image and mental wellbeing.

Text 'SHOUT' to 85258 to contact Shout Crisis Text Line, text 'YM' if you are under 19

Childline for anyone under 19 – call 0800 1111 or to chat, email or to talk to other young people go to: https://www.childline.org.uk/get-support/

Call 999 or go to A&E now if you do not feel you can keep yourself or someone else safe.

For older young people and adults

Scottish Government and NHS 24 recently launched a new site called Mind to Mind to support the mental wellbeing of the general adult population in Scotland. Although focussed on support for adults, this may be useful for older young people. Mind to Mind offers non-clinical tips and advice from people with lived experience of mental wellbeing concerns and related professionals. It promotes resilience-building and signposts to a range of trustworthy resources. It is part of a wider effort to reduce stigma around mental wellbeing.

For parents/carers

Children 1st Parentline – Do you feel like you're at the end of your tether? Children 1st Parentline is here for you and your family. If you live in Scotland call 08000 28 22 33 free, browse our website for advice and support, or start a webchat.

Parent Club provides advice and guidance for parents of children of all ages from pregnancy to the teenage years. This online resource is for parents to support their child's emotional wellbeing and mental health as well as support for new parents around their own mental health. There is also a Family Support Directory for parents which provides helpful information and links to other organisations on a variety of topics important for families.

For more information, board papers or to sign up to the newsletter see our webpage or contact: CYPMHWJointDeliveryBoard@gov.scot

Glossary

Children and Young People's Mental Health and Wellbeing Joint Delivery Board: Glossary

Contact

Email: CYPMHWJointDeliveryBoard@gov.scot

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