WE ARE HERE… a message from your school health team (11-19)

“WE ARE HERE”   A MESSAGE FROM YOUR SCHOOL NURSING SERVICE……

Hello, how are you?

These are strange times that we are currently living in and we hope you are keeping well. For some of you it may be very tough and we want you to know that we are here for you.

We would usually be around your school, and would be at your School Health Drop In, but we know that right now it is not possible. So, how can you chat to us?

If you wish to speak to our school nurses about any worries you may have about your own wellbeing, our School Health Team number 01254 585000, press option 2.

Then depending on what area your school is in, press that option:-

  • Darwen (DACA/Darwen Vale/The Studio/the Brambles)
  • Blackburn West (St Wilfred’s/Witton/The Heights/St Bedes/TIGHs Boys/Blackburn College)
  • Blackburn North(St Thomas Centre/ TIGHs Girls/Pleckgate/Islamiyah/QEGS/St Marys College/Jamiatul Wal Huda)
  • East Team (Blackburn Central/OL&SJ/Markazul Uloom)

If you don’t know which team to choose, select any one, and we will get you to the right place.

If you are not sure if we can help you, then get in touch with us anyway on the number above. We can always help you to find the right support. You are not alone and we are here.

There is also a list of support services below which you may find helpful during this time, depending on what your worry is. Please see below, take good care of yourselves, your school health team.

Covid 19 information for young people

 

Place2Be

 

www.place2be.org.uk

 

Support for emotional wellbeing with lots of useful information to help explain the current Covid 19 pandemic.
Healthy Young Minds

 

https://www.healthyyoungmindslsc.co.uk/information/children-and-young-people/coronavirus

Support for emotional wellbeing with lots of useful information to help explain the current Covid 19 pandemic.

Health and wellbeing

Refresh

 

www.refreshbwd.com

The refresh health and wellbeing website has been redesigned and recreated to be much more focused on supporting health and wellbeing, specifically during these unusual and challenging times.

Support for your Emotional Health and Wellbeing

 

KOOTH

www.kooth.com

 

 

Kooth is a free, safe and anonymous online counselling support if you are feeling low, worried and would like to talk to someone online.
Lancashire & South Cumbria NHS Foundation  Trust.

 

Children & Young People 24/7 support for Mental Health.

 

 

Mental Health and Wellbeing Helpline

08009154640 or

TEXT HELLO to 07860022846

 

Child & Adolescent Mental Health Service

(CAMHS)

For Mental Health Crisis support Under 16 years of age contact:

8am-8pm 01282 804806 8pm-8am- 01254 226074

 

For Mental Health crisis support Over 16 years of age contact:

9am-5pm- 01254 226430   5pm-9am- 01254226074

Anna Freud

https://www.annafreud.org/on-my-mind/self-care/

 

Link to an evidence based support site with ideas for self-help and self-care.
YOUNG MINDS

www.youngminds.org.uk

 

For Crisis Helpline Text YM to 85258 for 24/7 support.

Young Minds telephone helpline for parents and carers: 0808 8025544

 

Young Minds has great support for helping you navigate your feelings during the Coronavirus Lockdown.

 

CHILDLINE

www.childline.org.uk

0800 11 11 (free phone, 24 hours)

If you are feeling down, stressed, anxious or lonely and want to talk to someone, free confidential help and advice is available for young people up to 19 years old.

 

PAPYRUS 

www.papyrus-uk.org

Hope line UK 0800 068 4141

 

Non-judgemental support, practical advice and information to teenagers and young people up to the age of 35 years who are worried about how they are feeling or anyone who is concerned about a young person.
SAMARITANS

www.samaritans.org

116 123 (free phone, 24 hours)

Samaritans is there to listen to your worries. They are free to ring and will help you to talk through your stresses.

 

BEAT

www.beatingdisorders.org.uk

Youthline 0808 801 0711 (Mon-Fri 12-8pm; Sat-Sun 4–8pm)

Beat is the UK’s eating disorder charity: a guide and friend for anyone affected by an eating disorder and those supporting them
NEST

www.nestlancashire.org.uk

0300 111 0323

Support for young people in Lancashire up to 18 years who have been affected by crime or subjected to bullying, threats or harassment

 

CRUSE Bereavement Care

www.cruse.org.uk

0808 808 1677

 

If someone has died and you are struggling with your loss.

 

GRIEF ENCOUNTER

www.griefencounter.org.uk

0808 802 0111 (Mon-Fri 9am-9pm)

 

Support for bereaved children and young people.

 

 

Online Safety

 

THINK U KNOW

 www.thinkuknow.co.uk

 

Advice and guidance at keeping safe online. What to do if you need help or wish to report an online incident.

 

CEOP Internet Safety Centre

www.ceop.police.uk/Safety-Centre/

 

 

Advice about staying safe, managing your identity, dealing with pressure, bullying or manipulative behaviour online.

 

 

Substance Support

 

Go2

https://www.changegrowlive.org/go2-blackburn-with-darwen

 

Counselling and support for young people about drugs, alcohol and smoking
FRANK

www.talktofrank.com

Text82111

0300 123 6600

 

Advice and guidance on drug and alcohol use. Information on effects of drugs and how to get support if your struggling during lockdown.

 

STOP SMOKING SERVICE

www.quitsquad.nhs.uk

0800 328 6297 (free phone)

 

If your struggling with smoking and you want to reduce and quit. This team will help you make a plan to beat the cravings.

 

Domestic Abuse

 

The Wish Centre

www.thewishcentre.org/young-people/

01254 260465

Advice for young people who have witnessed or experienced domestic abuse in the past, or those who may be vulnerable to abusive relationships, or need support in building positive friendships and relationships.
National Domestic Violence Helpline

0808 2000 247 (free phone, 24 hours)

 
RUNAWAY HELPLINE

www.runawayhelpline.org.uk

Call/Text 116 000 (free phone, 24 hours)

 

Run by the UK Charity Missing People for young people thinking about running away or anyone who is worried that someone they care about is going to run away.

 

Sexual Health and Relationship Advice

 

Brook

www.brook.org.uk

 

Please call 01254 268700

 

 

 

Free and confidential sexual health and wellbeing experts. Brook is located in Blackburn and operating telephone consultations at these times.

Monday         12:00 – 17:30

Tuesday         CLOSED

Wednesday  12:00 – 17:30

Thursday        CLOSED

Friday 12:00 – 17:30

Saturday        11:00 – 14:30

Sunday           Closed

SEXWISE

www.sexwise.fpa.org.uk/

 

For information and support about sexual health, contraception, sexually transmitted infections (STIs), HIV, unplanned pregnancies and where to go for help if you’ve been sexually assaulted.

 

General health support

 

 www.eric.org.uk Support for young people with continence issues. Advice guidance and online support.

Apps for support  

Headspace

www.headspace.com

 

 

 

 

App for mindfulness to help bringing some calm into your day.

 

Period Tracker apps

 

 

If your struggling with your periods, or loosing track with them, then your app store/google play have a variety of apps for supporting you with managing your periods and wellbeing.
Gratitude Apps When its hard to feel the sunshine in cloudy days, gratitude apps help you to see the positives, however small and have good outcomes to improve your wellbeing.

 

 

 

STAY SAFE, STAY HOME