Mental Health & Wellbeing

KOOTH – YOUR ONLINE WELLBEING COMMUNITY

Kooth is an online chat and emotional well-being support service available to all children and young people in the area. Kooth is a completely safe and anonymous website where young people can go to gain advice and support, 365 days a year.

Kooth can offer lots of support through our moderated message forums, magazine, live forums, mini activities hub and youth support. Our qualified youth workers and counsellors are available to chat everyday 12:00pm – 10:00pm Monday to Friday & 6:00pm -10:00pm Saturday & Sunday.

Kooth can also provide support for vulnerable young people who may experience isolation during lockdown helping them to build their resilience. To sign up or login to Kooth now please click onto Kooth Sign Up/Loginpage.

MENTAL HEALTH SUPPORT

If you are concerned about the mental health and wellbeing of yourself, a friend, or a member of your family please see below some links that may be able to provide quick support if you feel there is a crisis or worsening situation: 

Local services and training

  • If someone is in a mental health crisis, 111 offers a mental health liaison service 24/7.
  • Shout provides a free support line for young people in crisis. More information is available here: Give Us A Shout 
  • No Limits provides support over the phone, email and Web Chat, more information can be found here: No Limits
  • GP practices are providing remote consultations via telephone or e-consult (a link for e-consult will be on each practice website) and can also arrange face to face consultations in a safe way if needed.

To better understand the ‘signs’ that someone might show when thinking about suicide, as well as basic top tips about how to open conversations about suicide, we are recommending a free online training course.  This has been created by the Zero Suicide Alliance and takes about 20 minutes to complete.

Practical Advice for Parents on Mental Health:

The resources accessible via the link below are designed to offer practical advice on how parents can safeguard their mental health and promote their wellbeing.

The resources are available as a document and short video presentation.

The link to both resources is:

WELLBEING @ RPCC

Furthermore, for a whole range of different resources regarding mental health & wellbeing, please visit our wellbeing page here: 

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