Getting Help

Resources for those who need focused goals-based input.

Additional needs based groupings: Getting Advice and Signposting

Service group: All

Summary: An app consisting of audio tracks, offering mindfulness, meditations, stories, life coaching and more.

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Additional needs based grouping: Getting Advice and Signposting

Service group: All

Summary: An app teaching "diaphragmatic breathing" to help users feel more relaxed. In addition, the app contains general information on the effects of stress on everyday living.

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Additional needs based grouping: Getting More Help

Service group: Parents/carers

Summary: Information on a programme available for separated parents, which provides an overview of the challenges that parents face while making the transition through separation and how to support your child - this offers 7 sessions.

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Additional needs based grouping: Getting More Help

Service group: Parents/carers

Summary: Information on a programme available for separated parents, which offers ten sessions for couples or individual parents OR six sessions for expectant parents.

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Additional needs based grouping: Getting More Help

Service group: Parents/carers

Summary: Information on a programme available for separated parents, which focuses on helping to establish and maintain positive relationships, and also looks at how to deal with conflict.

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Additional needs based grouping: Getting Advice and Signposting

Service group: All

Summary: An app to aid with meditation, sleep, reducing stress and much more. Currently 40% off.

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Additional needs based grouping: Getting Advice and Signposting

Service group: All

Summary: Tools to help people stay grounded during the current pandemic. A collection of resources including meditations, sleep stories, music and more, as well as information on the Calm App. 

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Additional needs based grouping: Getting Advice and Signposting

Service group: All

Summary: Learn how to manage feelings like anxiety and depression with Catch It. The app teaches you how to look at problems in a different way, turn negative thoughts into positive ones and improve your mental wellbeing.

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Service group: Parents/carers

Additional needs based grouping: Getting Advice and Signposting

Summary: Family Lives is a charity aiming to help parents deal with the changes that are a constant part of family life, by providing professional, non-judgmental support and advice in a way that all members of the family can freely access. This support is provided via:

  • Helpline
  • Extensive advice and resources on their website
  • Befriending services
  • Parenting/relationship support groups.

The majority of Family Lives' services are accessible at no charge to parents and they are contactable 365 days a year.

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Service group: Professionals

Summary: Headspace have made their mindfulness app free until December 2020 to all NHS clinical and non-clinical staff to provide support in this time of crisis.

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Service group: All

Summary: Advice on how to make your own self-soothe box to ease feelings of anxiety of panic. Information provided on what to include in the box, and also separated into touch, memories, smell, music, water, calming technique cards, positive affirmation/quote cards, and activities. 

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Service group: Children and young people (10-18 years) 

Additional needs based grouping: Getting Advice and Signposting

Summary: Kooth is a safe, confidential and anonymous mental health and emotional wellbeing platform for children and young people, accessible through any connected device. Available free at the point of use, Kooth helps to reduce wait times for young people seeking help while removing the stigma associated with accessing help. Kooth is operational between the following hours:

Monday – Friday 12pm – 10pm
Saturday – Sunday 6pm – 10pm

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Additional needs based grouping: Getting More Help

Service Group: All

Summary: Refuge are an organisation provides support to anyone experiencing domestic abuse, and also helps women to access specialist refuge accommodation. Their website offers multiple ways to communicate with their team, information on exploring your right and options, as well as information to signpost to other services.

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Additional needs based grouping: Getting More Help

Service Group: All

Summary: Respect provides access to those who may be perpetrators of domestic violence, with the aim of supporting them to change their behaviour and work on their relationships. Respect also provides support to victims of domestic abuse via their helpline and their website provides a portal for concerned family members, friends or frontline workers supporting perpetrators to change to to access them for support or advice.

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Service group: Parents/carers

Summary: Guidance for creating a quiet space for children to go to if they are feeling sad, need to concentrate on reading/homework or simply need some alone time, and the utility of using this to manage their worries or for parents to support their child to gain control in high stimulation situations. 

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Service Group: All

Summary: A guide for people who have surived a frightening medical experince such as being admitted to critical care, have been hospitalised due to COVID-19 relate issues, their family and friends, or health professionals who want to understand more about how to help with the psychological impacts of all of the above.

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Service group: Children and young people (10-18 years) 

Additional needs based grouping: Getting Advice and Signposting

Summary: Healios have made their ThinkNinja app free to all 10-18 year olds, UK-wide, for the duration of the crisis (available in Apple App and Google Play Stores.)

The app has been updated with specific COVID-19 support content, created by child psychologists and designed to bring self-help knowledge and skills to children and young people who maybe experiencing increased anxiety and stress during the crisis, including:

  • Fears relating to the virus
  • Isolation struggles and how to stay connected to family and friends
  • Worries about personal health and health of family members
  • Coping techniques to use during the crisis

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Thriving plus: resources for helping families at home

In the current climate the amount of content advising children, young people and families on how to manage their mental health and wellbeing may be...

Thriving

Resources for those whose current need is support to maintain mental wellbeing through effective prevention and promotion strategies.

Getting Advice and Signposting

Resources for those who need advice and signposting.

Getting More Help

Resources for those who need more extensive and specialised goal-based help.

Getting Risk Support

Resources for those who have not benefited from or are unable to use help, but are of such a risk that they are still in contact with services.

Getting Help