Welcome to your hub!

We're living in extraordinary times right now, and it can sometimes feel or be overwhelming. There is an exhaustive amount of information available about Coronavirus, and it can be hard to know where to start, and that’s why we have created this space. It’s a central place for you to explore, where you can find information, resources & tools - from practical advice on how to talk to your children about the pandemic, to tips on managing anxiety and much more.



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Children's Mental Health Support Pack - Witherslack Group


Mental Health Support

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We Are With You


Under 25? Worried about drug or alcohol use? Want to speak to someone in confidence?


Barnardo’s See, Hear, Respond

https://www.barnardos.org.uk/see-hear-respond-support-hub (support for children, young people and families who are struggling to cope with the impacts of coronavirus)


NHS Every Mind Matters

https://www.nhs.uk/oneyou/every-mind-matters/childrens-mental-health/ (Resources for parents/carers)


Mind – Coronavirus and your wellbeing

https://www.mind.org.uk/information-support/for-children-and-young-people/coronavirus/coronavirus-and-your-wellbeing/ (Information for young people who are worried about coronavirus and want to know how to cope with changes to their lives)




(Online emotional wellbeing support for all children and young people aged between 10 and 16 years old. The service is commissioned by Lancashire CCG and is completely free, safe and anonymous, so children and young people can seek the support they may need without having to disclose their personal information.)


Anna Freud


Support for young people and parents/carers.


Healthy Young Minds

https://www.healthyyoungmindslsc.co.uk/information/children-and-young-people/coronavirus (Online self-help materials, resources and guidance)



https://selfhelp.samaritans.org/ (A safe place for anyone struggling to cope)


The Calm Zone

https://www.thecalmzone.net/ (Support for males struggling or in a crisis)



https://www.papyrus-uk.org/ (Support for young people dealing with suicide, depression or distress)


No Panic

https://nopanic.org.uk/ (Helping people with panic attacks and anxiety disorders)


The Mix

https://www.themix.org.uk/ (Support and guidance to help you take on any challenges)



https://www.anxietyuk.org.uk/ (Helping those suffering with anxiety disorders)



https://youngminds.org.uk/ (Advice for parents/carers concerned about the mental health of a child or young person)



https://www.childline.org.uk/ (Confidential counselling service for children)


Child Bereavement UK

https://www.childbereavementuk.org/ (Support for children and young people who are grieving)



https://www.beateatingdisorders.org.uk/ (Support provided for those suffering with an eating disorder or their friends and family)



https://www.lancashiremind.org.uk/ (Helping you understand and look after your mental health and wellbeing)


Rethink Mental Illness

https://www.rethink.org/ (Improving the lives of people severely affected by mental illness)


Bullying UK

https://www.bullying.co.uk/ (Support and advice for young people dealing with bullying)


Nest Lancashire

https://nestlancashire.org/ (Supporting young victims of crime, bullying, threats or harassment)



https://chathealth.nhs.uk/ (A safe and easy way to speak to a qualified health professional. You’ll get confidential advice from a trained health staff in your area)



https://www.nspcc.org.uk/keeping-children-safe/ (Support and tips to help you keep children safe. From advice on children’s mental health to staying safe online, support for parents and what to do if you’re worried about a child)



https://lancashire.gov.uk/youthzone/ (Advice and support about keeping safe and about things that are worrying you)



http://www.nshn.co.uk/ (Support and advice to those affected by self-harm)



https://www.brook.org.uk/ (Advice and information on contraception, STIs, sex, relationships and pregnancy)


Lancashire LGBT

https://lancslgbt.org.uk/ (Supporting LGB&T to be happier, healthier and well connected)


Trust Ed

http://www.trusted2know.co.uk/ (For advice and facts when you don’t want to ask)


Talk to Frank

https://www.talktofrank.com/ (Honest information about drugs)


Think U Know

https://www.thinkuknow.co.uk/ (A UK organisation which protects children both online and offline)



https://www.ceop.police.uk/safety-centre/ (Child exploitation and online protection. Keeping yourself safe online and guidance on how to report your concerns)


The children's charity Anna Freud National Centre for Children and Families has also created:

https://www.annafreud.org/media/11322/supporting-the-most-vulnerable-children-and-young-people-interactive-160420.pdf  (Supporting the most vulnerable children and young people)

https://www.annafreud.org/media/11459/7waysanxiety.pdf (Seven ways to support a child who is worried)