The Mencap family engagement project is a free project working within Tameside to support families of children with special educational needs and disabilities, or emerging needs, aged 0-5. We can offer support at all stages of their journey and no diagnosis is required. We are co-produced with families and offer a range of support including 1:1 support with a family connector, peer support groups and signposting to services. After half term, we are due to start information sessions on Disability Living Allowance and Educational Health Care Plans, plus well-being sessions.
Free to phone 0800 1111 (24 hours) www.childline.org.uk
Online chat | message boards. Childline is the UK’s free helpline for children and young people. It provides confidential telephone counselling service for any child or young person with a problem. It comforts, advises and protects.
Online counselling and self-help resource for young people; people can create an account online and request counselling which is delivered via instant messaging. Children and young people can set profiles and track their mood, as well as access other support services such a peer forums – its free to access for Oldham residents due to be accessible. When are Kooth counsellors online? Monday-Friday 12 noon till 10pm Weekend 6pm till 10pm
0808 808 4994 (Free 7 days a week 1pm-11pm) www.getconnected.org.uk
Free, confidential telephone and email helpline finding young people the best help whatever the problem. Provides free connections to local or national services, and can text information to callers’ mobile phones.
YoungMinds is the UK’s leading charity committed to improving the emotional wellbeing and mental health of children and young people.
The Big Life Group
Aimed at parents - a team of Mental Wellbeing Practitioners, Peer Support Workers and Counsellors who can help to manage and overcome difficulties - based in Ashton
08457 90 90 90 (24 hrs 7 days a week) www.samaritans.org
Samaritans volunteers listen in confidence to anyone in any type of emotional distress, without judging or telling people what to do.
Headspace: Mindfulness and Relaxation Skills
Headspaces is an app designed to teach young people simple mindfulness and relaxation skills. These skills can help to reduce stress, and improve awareness of your body, mind and world.
Mindshift: To help you cope with anxiety.
MindShift will help you learn how to relax, develop more helpful ways of thinking, and identify active steps that will help you take charge of your anxiety.
Daylio: Track your mood and sleep patterns.
Daylio enables you to keep a private diary without having to type a single line.
Moodtrack: Interactive app to help you improve low mood.
Graph your moods in a fun exciting way, keep track of weeks and months to learn about yourself and live a little better.
SmilingMind: Modern Meditation for young people aged seven years and above.
Smiling Mind is modern meditation, a unique web and app-based program developed by psychologists and educators to help bring balance to people’s lives.
Sleep meditations for kids: Relaxing free meditation for kids.
These deeply relaxing meditations can help children with, sleep issues, anxiety, and insomnia..