Children’s Mental Health Week takes place between 1st and 7th February 2021, the theme of the week is ‘Express Yourself’. The aim is to encourage us all to explore ways we can express ourselves and share feelings, thoughts and ideas. The campaign is led by children’s charity, Place2Be.
Time to Talk Day – 4th February 2021
The Time to Talk campaign encourages everyone to break down barriers and help change attitudes, by talking about mental health. The theme, ‘the power of small’, emphasises that small acts, such as conversation, can make a big difference. Talking about mental health doesn’t have to be difficult.
Young minds runs a parents helpline, which offers FREE, confidential advice and support to parents and carers concerned about the mental health of a young child or young person (up to the age of 25). The support can be accessed by phone, webchat and email. The Young Minds site also provides mental health and wellbeing information to young people themselves.
PAPYRUS debrief service
As well as providing support to young people who feel suicidal and people concerned about a young person, PAPURUS offers a debrief service. People of any age can ring HOPELINEUK on 0800 068 41 41, to debrief after a recent encounter with suicide.
Examples of who the service is for are below:
- A concerned other, after a patient, client, or loved one has attempted suicide.
- A concerned other, after they have asked someone “are you thinking about suicide?” and the answer is “yes”.
- A first responder, after they have attended the scene of a suicide, or an attempted suicide.
- Anyone who has had a recent encounter with suicide, or who has recently witnessed a suicide.
Mental health support services for adults
The Happy? OK? Sad? site includes a page with details of mental health support for adults. To find this information:
- Go to happyoksad.org.uk
- Click the blue button “adults”
- Then look under the dark heading “information and support”
Our Frontline provides one to one mental health support, to frontline staff who are working through the Pandemic. Trained volunteers offer 24/7 support via call or text.
Local NHS Mental Health Crisis Line
This service is available 24 hours a day 7 days a week, for people experiencing a mental health crisis who needs urgent support. People concerned for a friend or family member can also use the service. The service is available to anyone, including children and young people who lives in Warrington, Halton, Knowsley or St Helens, Call them for Free on 0800 051 1508