Message from Maria Hales, y.e.s. Counselling:
This is an strange and unsettling time for all of us and we’ve been thinking about what we can share with you to help support positive mental health during this crisis There are apps like Headspace and Calm for relaxation and help with anxiety. Mind.org have an extensive website dealing with a range of conditions.
For Self-harm there is a very good website called Harmless.org.uk that has advice for young people, parents and friends of those who self-injure.
Big White Wall offers online support, counselling and resources for teenagers, together with Kooth.com who offer counselling and a parent contact through Xenzone. This provides online mental health services for children, young people and adults. You can visit Xenzone.com or [email protected] for more information. I’ve also attached the YES Coping techniques below that we give our young clients to support our one to one counselling work and hope that you find this useful.
Please click here for coping techniques.
Teentalk in Harwich are offering online activities and support while their centre is closed.
You can find all the websites l’ve mentioned on our ‘Links’ page under ‘mental health’
Try to make the most of the opportunity to get outdoors for exercise once a day, it’s beneficial for your physical and mental health. It can give you the opportunity to talk to other members of your family in less pressured environment to share worries and fears.
If you feel you just need to talk to someone, you can contact me on 07436 805270 or leave me a voicemail and I will get back to you as soon as I can.
Stay safe, this will pass.
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