Mental Health & Wellbeing

Where to find help and support for your well-being:












Childline:

  • Childline is a free telephone helpline for young people under 19, that you can use to talk about any issues or concerns you have in your life. The service is free, offering experienced volunteers that give advice. You do not have to worry about people finding out - it is a strictly private service that values keeping information protected and quiet. You can trust Childline. The main thing to remember is that you are in control - no one will force you to do anything.



  • Their helpline is: 0800 1111 and their website is: “www.childline.org.uk

  • There is also a free mobile app “For Me” that childline has created, which you can download from the App Store/Google Play store etc.

  • The app allows you to access Childlne more easily and provides several services, such as self-help advice and support on a range of concerns, many videos to improve your mood, and creating a mood tracker to identify when you feel better and worse.



Safespot App:

  • This app is available in many app stores e.g. google play, and its aim is to provide people personal coping strategies regarding any issues, ways of getting help and to point them to local resources that can help them, too.

  • The end goal is to help people gain and develop coping skills so that they do not always have to rely on others; this improves self-confidence, so that they can try to overcome setbacks on their own if no one is available for help.

  • Safespot is comprised of two other aspects, too: The Safespot Website, and SafeSpot Curriculum. All together, the trinity of aspects keep young people informed about where further advice can be found, and on how they can contact organisations which can help them take care of their mental health.

  • Website: https://safespot.org.





Calm Harm:

  • This is an app available for free on Google Play and Apple App Store. It is confidential and password-protected, aiming to help people put down the need to self harm by helping them understand how to better take care of their sentimental side. It offers many tasks that divert users from giving in to the self harm urge. Calm Harm is founded on the concepts of Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT) which, a lot of the time, is beneficial for those with mood disorders or turbulences.




MIND:

  • MIND is an organisation that seeks to be emotionally present for anyone experiencing a mental health problem and offer some help on getting better, so that they can feel strong enough to fight it by knowing about their condition and choices . They campaign to elevate the proficiency of their service, raise awareness, and encourage understanding. They will not stop until everyone with a mental health problem is heard and helped out - they do not want people to be left to fight on their own.

  • MIND achieves this goal through several different aspects:

-Their infoline which people can call to receive private help at the cost of a local call

-Their legal line which helps people understand mental health better in terms of law to many people e.g. public, mental health advocates…

-Their publications and website which has been deemed appropriate by the Information Standard.

Telephone number - 0300 123 3393

Bumps to Bairn

  • This organisation revolves around a website, designated to parents or carers in the Highland region who work with young children. Web pages have been created by several different experts to offer help to such people to take better care of and understand their children. The organisation has taken part in many discussions with Health Visitors, Early Years Practitioners and others. Everything on the website has been peer assessed and coordinated in a way which allows different guidance from experts to be harmonious instead of contrasting. Additions to the website have included parts like Physiotherapy and Occupational Therapy, Health Improvement Specialists and Care and Learning alliance.

  • Website: https://bumps2bairns.com/school-age/worries-and-anxieties/

  • Telephone number:

0300 303 1365

Just Ask:

  • This is a governmental service run in the Highlands that provides a telephone line for our parents, carers, children, young people, and those who look after them together. There, they can ask questions and become informed about how to best tackle any existing or potential issues in the future.

  • It is available for use every Tuesday and Thursday, 1pm-4pm.

  • There is a variety of staff members available, like:

-autism practitioners, dietitians and school nurses.