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Information for children and young people

We are currently developing content to go in this section of our website. We want to hear from you about the types of information you’d like to find on our website. Please email us at healthyyoung.minds@nhs.net.

If you are a child or young person (under age 25) and you’d like to be involved in the redesigning of CAMHS, you can get in touch to find out about co-production opportunities by emailing healthierlsc.communications@nhs.net.

The Wellbeing Passport

The Wellbeing Passport and card are tools for you to use to help share information about your mental health and emotional wellbeing. It is for any young person who feels they have mental health challenges and has been created by, and for, young people and their supporters in Lancashire and south Cumbria. Read more about the passport and download/print your own.

Useful videos

Watch videos in our playlists on several different topics on our YouTube channel: 

 

Anxiety or stress: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLd_FJkanP_udbiBHcKqi-w50DxHisizPf

Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLd_FJkanP_uc7_HlXcpwitbrHBAlQaV6F

Autistic spectrum condition: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLd_FJkanP_udVz5uGopcn7o5Wky4WYWFf

Bereavement: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLd_FJkanP_ucqZKFVyhAFofMijVsNh5Wz

Bullying: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLd_FJkanP_ue7LafZALBNYWkYy1Tbnbuh

Child abuse: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLd_FJkanP_uft2jT9IBY-4qLwLWPvbf7E

Depression or low mood: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLd_FJkanP_ucyOMvgGHaISAH6y0srGDvA

Eating disorders: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLd_FJkanP_ueWvXtQwYXonptdU2pwhvK3

Exam stress: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLd_FJkanP_ufYBwSPhNjpdse6yXezaZRI

Financial support: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLd_FJkanP_ufb5nPRGE2h_c0zPK024ldD

Gender and sexuality: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLd_FJkanP_ufEdgNZDYCr5EAGW0B8ORTK

Housing: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLd_FJkanP_uforhrrDDNo43PAI-gkpFQZ

Promoting good mental health: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLd_FJkanP_ufZs093WVJF3oe98A7BE1cW

Relationships: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLd_FJkanP_ud_Y6ZdTpctcfTI-rEANYpG

School transition: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLd_FJkanP_ucl5ZV3ZBMkptCHhhQug2uJ

Self harm or harm to self: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLd_FJkanP_ufiitrji5n1h8SvKwsqvVKT

Service transition: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLd_FJkanP_ueU9u2_4B-gQ2CSQysaMTHO

Sexual health: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLd_FJkanP_udJBuUVwv7mcEkfGn8M1y4S

Staying safe online: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLd_FJkanP_ud2_-YjtPsVizpzhxQ7Jq2V

Substance misuse: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLd_FJkanP_ufUFxx_wdgTYPr4_Jcay10u

Trauma: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLd_FJkanP_ucuxWVI-NCXmaxT3QhMVhCN

Victim support: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLd_FJkanP_ueasnl3WhqZXkWEEtPT88nz

Young carers: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLd_FJkanP_ufpMm-31s-q2AqKj1EqjdxW

Young offenders: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLd_FJkanP_udl27jA7yP_OoxE4zjUdi3l

 

Useful Apps

To help support you, we have found some useful apps that you can use for a variety of topics. To find the apps that may be most useful for certain topics, click the links below to read more. 

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)

  • Chat Health - ChatHealth is a confidential text messaging service that enables children and young people (aged 11-19) to contact their local public health nursing (school nursing) team. It's a locally-offered service currently used by around 40 healthcare provider organisations across the UK. Find out if it's available in your area.
  • Smiling Mind - Smiling Mind is a web and app-based program developed by psychologists and educators to help bring balance to people’s lives.
  • Brili - Sets up daily routines/reminders for kids; particularly helpful for those with behaviour or conduct disorders, autism or ADHD to help provide structure and consistency.

Anti-social Behaviour and Conduct Disorder

  • Chat Health - ChatHealth is a confidential text messaging service that enables children and young people (aged 11-19) to contact their local public health nursing (school nursing) team. It's a locally-offered service currently used by around 40 healthcare provider organisations across the UK. Find out if it's available in your area.
  • Brili - Sets up daily routines/reminders for kids; particularly helpful for those with behaviour or conduct disorders, autism or ADHD to help provide structure and consistency.

Anxiety and Stress

  • HeadSpace is a personal guide to health and happiness. Designed to help you focus, breathe, stay calm, perform at your best, and get a better night’s rest through the life-changing skills of relaxation, meditation and mindfulness
  • ChatHealth is a confidential text messaging service that enables children and young people (aged 11-19) to contact their local public health nursing (school nursing) team. It's a locally-offered service currently used by around 40 healthcare provider organisations across the UK. Find out if it's available in your area
  • Calm is an app for meditation and sleep. Designed to help lower stress, lessen anxiety, and assist in a more restful sleep with guided meditations, Sleep Stories, breathing programs, masterclasses and relaxing music
  • Calm Kids, Connected Parents gives you resources on all kinds of parenting dilemmas at your fingertips — including inspirational messages, audio tracks, videos and articles to help you create a calmer, happier home. Download from the Apple app store or Google Play store
  • 7 cups Free anonymous emotional support and counselling from trained active listeners.​​​​​​
  • SAM – Self-help for Anxiety Management is an app that offers a range of self-help methods for people who are serious about learning to manage their anxiety
  • WellMind is a free NHS mental health and wellbeing app designed to help you with stress, anxiety and depression. The app includes advice, tips and tools to improve your mental health and boost your wellbeing
  • MindShift uses strategies based on Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) to help you learn to relax and be mindful, develop more effective ways of thinking, and use active steps to take charge of your anxiety
  • Insight Timer is guided meditations and talks led by the world's top meditation and mindfulness experts, neuroscientists, psychologists and teachers from Stanford, Harvard, the University of Oxford and more
  • Clear Fear is developed by a clinician co-collaboratively with young people, Clear Fear uses a Cognitive Behavioural framework to help you change anxious thoughts and emotions, alter anxious behaviours and calm fear responses
  • Stress Heads (The Mix) is an app to help deal with stress by getting advice and dealing with all kinds of life stress, from exam pressure to money problems
  • Worrinots provides children with a platform that they can use to communicate their worries, fears and anxieties
  • Chill Panda is an app designed to help with anxiety, managing worries and improving wellbeing for primary school-aged children

Autistic Spectrum Condition

  • Chat Health - ChatHealth is a confidential text messaging service that enables children and young people (aged 11-19) to contact their local public health nursing (school nursing) team. It's a locally-offered service currently used by around 40 healthcare provider organisations across the UK. Find out if it's available in your area.
  • Brain in Hand - Used by people with autism or mental health problems to help remember activities, reduce anxiety and feel supported (requires purchasing a software licence at www.braininhand.co.uk).
  • Brili - Sets up daily routines/reminders for kids; particularly helpful for those with behaviour or conduct disorders, autism or ADHD to help provide structure and consistency.

Depression or Low Mood

  • ChatHealth is a confidential text messaging service that enables children and young people (aged 11-19) to contact their local public health nursing (school nursing) team. It's a locally-offered service currently used by around 40 healthcare provider organisations across the UK. Find out if it's available in your area
  • 7 cups is a free anonymous emotional support and counselling from trained active listeners
  • WellMind is a free NHS mental health and wellbeing app designed to help you with stress, anxiety and depression. The app includes advice, tips and tools to improve your mental health and boost your wellbeing.

Eating Disorders

  • ChatHealth is a confidential text messaging service that enables children and young people (aged 11-19) to contact their local public health nursing (school nursing) team. It's a locally-offered service currently used by around 40 healthcare provider organisations across the UK. Find out if it's available in your area
  • Recovery Record for Clinicians is an evidence-based, HIPAA compliant application for eating disorder treatment professionals. With Recovery Record, patients will remain engaged between visits and you will have patient data and tools for timely, targeted intervention.

Gender and Sexuality

  • ChatHealth is a confidential text messaging service that enables children and young people (aged 11-19) to contact their local public health nursing (school nursing) team. It's a locally-offered service currently used by around 40 healthcare provider organisations across the UK. Find out if it's available in your area.

Promoting Good Mental Health

  • Headspace is a personal guide to health and happiness. Designed to help you focus, breathe, stay calm, perform at your best, and get a better night’s rest through the life-changing skills of relaxation, meditation and mindfulness.
  • ChatHealth is a confidential text messaging service that enables children and young people (aged 11-19) to contact their local public health nursing (school nursing) team. It's a locally-offered service currently used by around 40 healthcare provider organisations across the UK. Find out if it's available in your area.
  • Calm is an app for meditation and sleep. Designed to help lower stress, lessen anxiety, and assist in a more restful sleep with guided meditations, Sleep Stories, breathing programs, masterclasses and relaxing music.
  • Calm Kids, Connected Parents gives you resources on all kinds of parenting dilemmas at your fingertips — including inspirational messages, audio tracks, videos and articles to help you create a calmer, happier home. Apple store downloadGoogle Play store download.
  • Smiling Mind is a web and app-based program developed by psychologists and educators to help bring balance to people’s lives.
  • WellMind is a free NHS mental health and wellbeing app designed to help you with stress, anxiety and depression. The app includes advice, tips and tools to improve your mental health and boost your wellbeing.
  • MindShift uses strategies based on Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) to help you learn to relax and be mindful, develop more effective ways of thinking, and use active steps to take charge of your anxiety.
  • NHS Weight Loss Plan. Develop healthier eating habits, be more active, and get on track to start losing weight with this NHS Choices 12-week diet and exercise plan.
  • Insight Timer offer guided meditations and talks led by the world's top meditation and mindfulness experts, neuroscientists, psychologists and teachers from Stanford, Harvard, the University of Oxford and more.
  • Sleepio is designed to teach you how to overcome even long-term poor sleep without medication. This is the companion app for the Sleepio programme.
  • Moodometer is an interactive mood diary for monitoring and understanding emotional wellbeing.
  • Dragon in the Attic is a game for 7 - 11 year old boys and girls about health and wellbeing choices which gives players greater awareness and confidence.
  • Worrinots provides children with a platform that they can use to communicate their worries, fears and anxieties.
  • Happime a free non-profit app that helps to raise self-esteem, self-confidence and happiness levels in children young people and adults by teaching them about the power of thinking positively and how to choose a more helpful way of thinking.
  • Feely an app to track your feelings and receive scientific exercises and work on activities that help you feel happier.
  • Moods Mental Health Tracking with an easy fast traffic light colour system to track moods.
  • Chill Panda is an app designed to help with anxiety, managing worries and improving wellbeing for primary school-aged children.

Self Harm or Harm To Self

  • Calm Harm provides tasks to help children and young people resist or manage the urge to self-harm.
  • BlueIce is an evidenced-based app to help young people manage their emotions and reduce urges to self-harm. It includes a mood diary, a toolbox of evidence-based techniques to reduce distress and automatic routing to emergency numbers if urges to harm continue. 
  • ChatHealth is a confidential text messaging service that enables children and young people (aged 11-19) to contact their local public health nursing (school nursing) team. It's a locally-offered service currently used by around 40 healthcare provider organisations across the UK. Find out if it's available in your area.
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