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Kooth provides young people in education across Lancashire and South Cumbria with access to digital mental health support
● NHS Central Lancashire CCG extends Kooth contract ● Free, anonymous and accessible digital mental health service for students aged 16 to 18 ● Available immediately without waiting lists, thresholds to meet or a referral
New Mental Health Support Teams set up in Central and West Lancashire
A new contract to deliver the Central & West Lancashire Mental Health Support Teams (MHSTs) in education settings has been awarded to Compass, a charity which specialises in services to improve health and wellbeing.
Mental health support in schools launches
A new service to support young people on the Fylde Coast who are struggling with their mental health and emotional wellbeing will launch this week.
Millions being invested in children’s mental health in Lancashire and South Cumbria
Health leaders in Lancashire and South Cumbria have been awarded an additional £10.7million pounds of investment to improve children’s mental health and emotional wellbeing.
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.