• Useful websites

    • There a number of helpful website which provide a wide range information about emotional and mental wellbeing

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      Tools to help children become resilient and techniques to manage their emotional, and mental health

      Research-based mindful and relaxation techniques alongside values, and positive psychology (positivity, strength- building, gratitude, resilience and compassion) to help support children’s emotional health and wellbeing.

      Support / Crisis Lines


      Tel: 116 123 (free) email jo@samaritans.org, or visit your local Samaritans branch

      Phone support available 24/7, 365 days a year

      Sussex Mental Health Helpline

      Tel: 0300 5000 101 (Mon-Friday 5pm-9am; 24 hours at weekends and bank holidays)

      Childline: Tel: 0800 1111 (Free) Confidential helpline. Free and confidential helpline for support Website: https://www.childline.org.uk/

      Harmless – email info@harmless.org.uk - http://www.harmless.org.uk/

      YoungMinds Parents Helpline – call 0808 802 5544 (9.30am to 4pm on weekdays)

      Family Lives (formally Parent Line):  0808 800 2222

      Family Lives offers a confidential and free* helpline service for families in England and Wales (previously known as Parent line).  Offering emotional support and information, advice and guidance on any aspect of parenting and family life. Helpline service is open 9am – 9pm, Monday to Friday and 10am – 3pm Saturday and Sunday.  Email support :-email us for support, advice and information. askus@familylives.org.uk. We aim to respond within 24 hours, Monday to Friday.

      Website: www.familylives.org.uk/how-we-can-help/confidential-helpline/

      Papyrus HOPELineUK (Suicide prevention charity)

      Tel: 0800 068 4141 (Mon-Friday 10am-5pm & 7pm-10pm; Sat-Sun 2pm-5pm)

      Website: www.papyrus-uk.org

      Bullying UK Helpline

      Tel: 0808 800 2222 (Mon-Friday 9am-9pm; Sat-Sun 10am-3pm)

      Website: https://www.bullying.co.uk/

      Coram Legal Advice service regarding contact arrangements

      0300 330 5480 www.childrenslegalcentre.com

      Solace:- 0808 802 5565


      Helpline for women and children experiencing domestic violence.

      Offers free support and counselling and help to flee domestic violence, has links with housing associations and hostels for emergency accommodation, groups for young girls experiencing Domestic violence in their personal relationships, groups and individual work offered.

      Southdown Crisis 16yrs+ number 4pm – 10.30pm Monday – Sunday

      07384467593 or 0800 0236475 not for people in acute crisis, but for 16+ with suicidal thoughts and stress and anxiety levels increasing, also offer a ‘safe space’ where plans can be put in place, and support offered away from home, safety planning 

      Staying Well Space  16yrs+ - provides evening and weekend recovery focussed support, to help youth manage a crisis, from people with lived experiences of mental health difficulty, peer support at - Southdown Wellbeing Centre Carisbrooke House,  St Leonards On Sea, Stockleigh Road, TN38 0PJ 6pm to 10.30pm weekdays and 4pm to 10pm at weekends – also now available from the Eastbourne wellbeing centre.

      HEALTH IN MINDspnt.healthinmind@nhs.net 17yrs .6 months +


      Helpful Apps

      Below is a list of apps that you might find useful.

      • MindShift: aims to help you learn how to relax and develop new ways of thinking to help your anxiety
      • SAM (Self-help Anxiety Management): An app to support young people to understand and cope with anxiety
      • Headspace: Guided meditation and mindfulness
      • Virtual Hope Box: to support people experiencing a wide range of emotional wellbeing/ mental health difficulties, people who are stressed or having negative thoughts
      • StayAlive: a suicide prevention resource which offers help and support to people with thoughts of suicide, as well as for people who are concerned about someone else. Information about local services is aimed at adults, but there are still some useful features for young people.
      • What’sUP? Daily tools that provide positive mental health and wellbeing.