SUPPORT & SELF-HELP RESOURCES
AUTISM SPECTRUM CONDITIONS (ASC)
National Autistic Society provides support for young people, parents and schools in further understanding ASC and how it impacts on people’s lives. Their website offers information, resources and workshops.
NHS guidance on how to understand and manage anxiety.
Mind explains anxiety and panic attacks and gives details of how you can access support.
MindShift is a free app designed to help teens and young adults cope with anxiety. It can help individuals to change how they think about anxiety describes the different types of anxiety and offers strategies to manage worry, panic, non-specific anxiety and three specialised categories of anxiety; test anxiety, social anxiety and perfectionism and provides skills and strategies to help manage symptoms of anxiety.
CRUSE are a national charity that offer specialist support via telephone and email. Cruse also have a specific programme called RD4U which is aimed at helping young people who are affected by the loss of someone close.
Winston's Wish is a leading childhood bereavement charity and the largest provider of services to bereaved children, young people and their families in the UK.
Simon Says aims to support Hampshire children and young people up to the age of 18 years who have a significant person in their life that has died or is dying.
Daisy’s Dream is a Berkshire charity supporting children and families that have been affected by the life-threatening illness or bereavement of someone close to them. They can be contacted for advice on ways to support children and young people on 0118 934 2604 or here.
Mind provides advice and support to empower anyone experiencing a mental health problem.
Living Life to the Full is a useful website with a range of booklets, worksheets and computer-based self-help modules that supports all ages with problems of stress, anxiety and depression.
Get Self Help offers CBT (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy) self-help information, resources and worksheets to manage an array of mental health difficulties.
GENDER IDENTITY SUPPORT
Supportline provides links to gender related organisations.
Mermaids is aimed at young people, under the age of 19, their goal is to relieve the mental and emotional stress related to gender identity issues. Mermaids offers supports to parents, families, carers and others, and raises awareness about gender concerns amongst professions (e.g. teachers, doctors, social services and within the public education system).
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A parent based treatment program for child anxiety and OCD. Parents can learn to alleviate their children’s anxiety by changing the way that they themselves respond to their child’s symptoms
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National Self-Harm Network provide online and phone support to individuals who self-harm and offer a number of resources on their website.
Calm Harm is a free app that helps teenagers manage the urge to self-harm.
The urge to self-harm is like a wave. It feels the most powerful when you start wanting to do it. Learn to ride the wave with the free Calm Harm app using these activities: Comfort, Distract, Express Yourself, Release, Random and Breathe. When you ride the wave, the urge to self-harm will fade.
harmLESS is a resource designed to help people talk to and support young people who are self-harming.