Mental health support for young people
Published: 26 October 2020
Worried about your child's mental health and wellbeing?
Living through the current pandemic has been stressful for many of us, and that includes our children and young people. Some may be feeling more anxious than usual, others may be struggling with low mood and difficult feelings. To help you and your child during this challenging time, here are some helpful resources.
Advice for parents
Every Mind Matters
Advice for parents and carers plus helpful videos for young people can be found on the NHS Mind Matters website
Children and Family Health Surrey
Health visitors, nurses, and therapists can provide advice for various parenting, health and wellbeing concerns. Contact the Surrey-wide 0-19 advice line on 01883 340 922, open 8am until 5pm from Monday to Friday.
Parents and carers of children with SEND
Online emotional and wellbeing support is available for parents and carers of children with special educational needs and disabilities at Qwell.
Finding support for children and young people
Children aged 10 years and older can access wellbeing support online at Kooth, including a virtual chat with a member of the team.
Mental health charity YoungMinds has lots of useful tips and advice to help support young people during the pandemic.
Primary mental health workers can help children and young people to build resilience and reduce the chances of problems becoming more serious. Primary mental health workers can be contacted via your child's school or via the Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service Single Point of Access on 0300 222 5755 (Monday to Friday, 8am until 8pm and on Saturday from 9am until 12pm)
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