SUPPORT & SELF-HELP RESOURCES

ANXIETY

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.

Overcoming Your Child's Fears and Worries - A Self-Help Guide Using Cognitive Behavioral Techniques (Overcoming Books) by Cathy Creswell & Lucy Willetts.

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.

BEREAVEMENT

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.

BULLYING

The Bullying UK Helpline is run by Family Lives and offers support around bullying. You can reach them on 0808 800 2222.

CHILDREN'S MENTAL HEALTH

Young Minds offers free, confidential support to parents concerned about the impact of parental separation on their child’s wellbeing. They can be reached on 0808 802 5544.

EMOTIONAL WELLBEING

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.

FAMILY COUNSELLING

Relate provides face-to-face, phone, email and live-chat counselling for individuals and families. Their website also offers relationship help.

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).

PARENTING

Triple P parenting program helps parents learn how to manage and deal with concerning behaviour.

Family Lives offers support to parents as their child goes through changes involved in family life. They provide a 24-hour helpline.


SELF-HARM SUPPORT

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.

The Parent’s Guide to Self-Harm - What Parents Need to Know: by Jane Smith

For parents looking to understand self-harm and support their child.