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Mental Health Matters

Since 20 March 2020 daily life has changed dramatically for everyone as a result of the global Coronavirus pandemic and the guidance put in place by the Government to deal with this situation. The impact that this may have on our children and young people cannot be underestimated. As we all struggle to adapt to these very different times, as well as keeping ourselves physically safe, one area of health that we must not forget, is to look after our mental health. You may find some of the following websites or guidance useful for your families as they can offer support to both parents and young people at this time.

Kooth.com – Online mental health services for children, young people and adults.

Media release letter from the NHS

Whilst schools are closed – If your child is feeling low in mood, worried or anxious and requires support from the schools Mental Health Support Team then please email your child’s name, school, year group and your telephone number to cypfamilies@alliancepsychology.com and someone will contact you. Your Mental Health Support Team is available Monday – Thursday 8.30-5.00pm and Fridays 8.30-4.30pm. Please note that we are not a crisis or out of hours emergency service. If you have serious concerns about your child’s mental health and wellbeing then you must contact your local CAMHS Crisis service on 0300 013 2000 Option 6.

Helping Children Cope with Stress Document

Wellbeing and mental health during Covid-19: A guide to looking after yourself and others