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

Children and Young People's Mental Health and Wellbeing Joint Delivery Board (JDB) newsletter (fifth edition) October 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

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 is open 24 hours at weekends (6pm Friday– 6am Monday) and 6pm to 2am on weekdays (Monday–Thursday).

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.

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.



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