Get back to school safely
As children and young people are preparing to go back to school or college – in some cases for the first time since lockdown – health and care organisations across Lancashire and South Cumbria are reminding them of the mental health support available.
Parents and carers urged to not delay seeking medical help
Parents, carers and guardians in Lancashire and South Cumbria are being encouraged not to delay seeking medical help for children or young people who need it.
Been struggling during COVID-19? Rebranded mental health service is available to all
A free mental health service available to everyone living in Lancashire and South Cumbria has been renamed.
Mental health support available for children and young people in Lancashire and South Cumbria
The coronavirus pandemic and lockdown restrictions can be especially tough for children and young people. Parents and carers in Lancashire and South Cumbria are reminded that there is support here for them.
Kooth’s free virtual sessions for professionals to support young people
Kooth is a free, online counselling and emotional wellbeing platform which is available to young people aged 10-16 years across Lancashire. The service allows young people to gain anonymous access to advice, support and guidance on any issue that is affecting their mental health and wellbeing.
The Butterfly and Phoenix Project is still here to support young people
We are a team of trained counsellors working across Preston, Chorley, South Ribble, Fylde and Wyre. We support young people aged 11-18 to resolve emotional difficulties through the delivery of 1-2-1 counselling and group workshops.
Mind launch survey to understand how the mental health and wellbeing of adults, children and young people is being affected by coronavirus (COVID-19)
People are more likely to experience mental health problems during national emergencies, like this pandemic, and those who already have mental health problems can be the most affected. Therefore the national charity founded in 1946, Mind, has released a survey to find out the impact coronavirus is having on mental health, how people are currently accessing advice, and to better understand how they can support people during this time.
Grosvenor Park Primary School and their fight against COVID-19 worries
In these uncertain times, when children can feel especially anxious and worried, the staff at Grosvenor Park School in Morecambe are doing everything they can to not allow this virus to affect the mental health and emotional wellbeing of their pupils.
Coronavirus: Help and guidance
At these uncertain times, it is natural for your child to feel anxious or worried. If you would like some advice on how to talk to them, please take a look at these tips from World Health Organization.
Chorley Council team up with local students to raise awareness on mental health
Chorley Council have recently teamed up with Preston’s College to work with their media students, who have produced some brilliant videos to highlight the issues facing young men when it comes to addressing and opening up about their wellbeing.
MH:2K Central Lancashire: A youth-led approach to exploring mental health
Mental health conditions affect about 1 in 10 children and young people, with 75% of mental health problems in adult life, excluding dementia, starting before age eighteen. Given this, it is perhaps unsurprising that young people consistently identify mental health as a priority issue.